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Posts from 1+ Years of Travel

50,000 miles, 23 countries, 5 continents... and almost 2 years later. I've left the corporate world (and the US) to experience life.
9/1, 7:45am train, Rabat to Marrakesh: I downed a piping hot glass of coffee just minutes before my train left for a 5 hour journey to Marrakesh.  Initially, it looked like...
Here is a brief snapshot of my last couple of days in Porto and Lisbon: Porto is enchanting…  Old buildings, cobble stone streets, history, and of course, port.  Everywhere you...
(So this is what Rococo means…) The National Palace of Queluz was apparently one of the last Great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe and is often referred to as the...
Surf roadtrip to Peniche? 13 of us spent a weekend in the famous surf town of Peniche, located north of Lisbon on a peninsula that juts out on the west coast of Portugal....
Parks and gardens (surrounding hospitals, historical homes and museums) in Portugal are often stocked with different breeds of ducks, swans, roosters, and the occasional peacock. There’s a black swan who mans...
Life on the road makes you minimize the wardrobe to the essentials.  You realize you never needed all that extra stuff in the first place.  One pair of shorts.  One...
Day 2: Almada, across the river from Lisbon: I rode my bike back to Belem and boarded a Ferry to Porto Brandao on the Almada side.  This turned out to be...