olá, portugal! wine time in the alentejo

Lisbon was our intro to Portugal, and effectively confirmed that we were in for a week of amazing food in a beautiful new country, but Alentejo cemented something much, much more important: we had a new-found love for Portuguese wine. We woke up early on our third morning–earlier than is probably acceptable by any true Portuguese person. However, we had heard very different estimates on how much time it would take us to get to Évora, and then onto our home for the night: Herdade do Vau in Beja. With a potentially long day of driving ahead of us, we energized with a quick and final breakfast at the Memmo Alfama, hopped a cab to…

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travel announcement: #LTcoast2coast (part two!)

As is always the way, our time in France has officially flown by. With only a few more weeks left, the hubs and I are planning to make the most of our time here… by leaving. To be fair, we’ve done a pretty killer job of ticking everything off our Frenchie bucket list—Normandy, Champagne, Colmar, Cassis: check, check, checkity check. So, with one last week of nothing to do (thank you, student life), and while the wino is kicking back on the Jersey Shore, we’ll be waving from the other side of the Atlantic…  From Portugal!  photo via Visit Portugal For one week, we’ll be on a whistlestop tour of a country that has long…

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