lisbon 101: an introduction to portugal

From the beginning of our adventure abroad, I knew that while the hubs was the one slaving away toward his MBA, I’d be educating myself in other ways. I practically majored in European Geography this year. Among some of my most anticipated classes, an Introduction to Portugal was at the very top of the list. Naturally, we put it off to the very last minute, and finally, in late June, we made it. While the wino was driving up the coast for the Jersey Shore, directly across the Atlantic, we left for Portugal. Thanks to striking air traffic controllers in France, it took a fifteen hour travel day to get us to our destination. But…

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foodie break: eating like a local around the globe

We admit it: we’re travel obsessed. If ACTUALLY traveling wasn’t enough to satisfy our never-ending wanderlust, we also spend a fair amount of time online reading about other people’s travel experiences. During a recent reading sesh, we found this article from Laura Bloom at Yahoo Travel about eating like a local in Costa Rica, which really resonated with us. From city to city, one thing that stays constant throughout all of our travels is our desire to experience the local culture through its food and drink. And though we normally steer clear of guided tours, in unfamiliar cities they just might be one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting an authentic local experience. In Laura’s…

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travel announcement: #LTcoast2coast (part two!)

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 for part two of #LTcoast2coast… That’s right. As is always the way, our time in France has officially flown by. With only a few more weeks to go, the hubs and I are making the most of our time left. 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.  From Portugal!  photo via Visit Portugal For one week, we’ll be on a whistlestop tour of…

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