On the Gentrification of Lisbon

My personal thoughts on the fragile balance between tourism and the local residents in Lisbon.

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Azores 2016, a Tale of Three Returns (Part One)

One of the rare cases when a blog post jumps from my travel journal straight to publishing with very little editing. Some stories are best told raw.

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When is Travel NOT Political?

When is travel NOT political? If you pay attention, hardly never.

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Please, DON’T Do This in Lisbon

Lisbon is growing in popularity. Lonely Planet listed the city in their Best In Travel 2017 list. But be mindful and please DON’T do this in Lisbon.

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Why Portugal Winning the Euro 2016 is Much More than a Trophy

Portugal wins the Euro 2016 but the big picture is much more than a trophy.

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“If It’s After 2 a.m., Go to Sleep” (don’t Google)

“Nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m.” Do you remember this line from How I Met Your Mother? If it’s after 2 a.m., go to sleep. (don’t Google)

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My Best New Year Resolutions: 7 Lessons from 2015

Big or small, we’ve all had obstacles to overcome and accomplishments to celebrate. These are my 7 lessons from 2015 that will help me carry on my 2016. What are yours?

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Coming Clean: We Failed Expat Life in London

I wish I could tell you I spent days staring at a blank page. But, because I’m always compulsively writing, I started this post many times since we decided to leave London. I kind of liked London, I could see myself getting used to it after a while, but despite the fact that we had friends and family living there (meaning we wouldn’t lack a support system) I didn’t fall head over heels for London.

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Lisbon Traveling: People who Leave a Special Mark

Even if you’re traveling in a place you know well, take the time to engage with people around you. You’d be surprised how strangers can have the power to shape your future.

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… And the Memories of Rome Came to Me In a Flood

How an employee at the Ajuda Palace helped me have a moment of clarity and brought back all my memories of Rome.

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