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Braga: Small but Mighty

By Melissa As we approached Braga, I was nervous. Our tour of Central and Northern Portugal has been very fast…

20 Years On, Never Forget

Twenty years ago this week, the United States laid witness to and victim of a horrific terror attack on its…

Casting Amidst the Grapes

It began as an ordinary Saturday evening at a wine hotel in Portugal. You know, average, gorgeous wine hotel on…

Um almoço estranho

It was a very warm Saturday afternoon. Not hot by global standards this summer, but warmer than we’d experienced for…

Spoons and Beers

By Melissa We’re back! After 18 long Covid-induced months of absence, we returned to our new home in Cascais, Portugal.…

Quiet in Alfama

Last week, we ventured into Lisbon proper (aside from being at the airport, we’ve only skirted through the outskirts since…

Backing away

After a couple of stops on the eastern seaboard to visit family and friends for the first time in a…

So long Rockies

As we prepare to head across the pond, return to Portugal and meet our annual visa requirements, I took a…