lisbon 101: an introduction to portugal

The hubs may have been the one slaving away toward his MBA this past year, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have my own goals, you know. Sure, sure, I wanted to experience French culture, blah blah blah, but my number one focus during our year in France? Travel around Europe as much as humanly possible — especially because we didn’t really know where we would end up once the program ended. From the beginning, I knew that Portugal was at the very top of the list of places I wanted to see before his program was up. Naturally, we put it off to the very last minute, and finally, in late June — and while the…

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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!)

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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