Top Lisbon Portugal Travel Tips

L isbon …. Portugal’s land is diverse from southern Algarve beaches to historical cultural Lisbon, Evora, Sintra, Coimbra, Porto and more to the lush wine rich Douro River Valley to the interior mountains dotted with ancient Schist stone villages. Lisbon is a sprawling hilly city with countless parks, palaces, churches, amazing architecture and cafes. Stroll Rossio Square, Baixa, Biarro Alto …

San Francisco Top 10 Things to Do

S an Francisco Top 10 Things to Do: 1. The Golden Gate Bridge. The best way to appreciate the impressive 1.7 mile expanse, the most photographed thing on earth, is by cycling it. Being an Easterner, you should rent bikes bright and early from Bay City Bikes. Enjoy the 10-mile trip along the city’s waterfront past Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, along …

Cruising aboard MSC Divina

Never heard of MSC? This luxury cruise line is owned by Italy’s Aponte family who in 1970 launched the Mediterranean Shipping Company, the 2nd largest container carrier in the world. The famous shipping family then dove into passenger cruising in 1988/ Legend has it the Aponte daughter didn’t find transporting boxes glamorous enough and wanted a cruise ship line. MSC …

Evora Portugal Travel Tips

Portugal’s Evora, in the heart of Portugal and the Alentejo region, spans 2000 years of history with monuments to prove each occupation, from Romans to 16th century aqueducts, medieval churches laden with Brazilian gold, and houses glazed with traditional Portugese blue tiles. Stay at Evora’s small, intown Casa do Escritor (house of the writer) perfect for this travel writer, witha …