Web Summit 2017: Local Experts Powering Sustainable Cultural Travel

Web Summit is Europe’s larger Tech conference. At the 2017 edition in Lisbon, I met with startups that could shape the future of sustainable cultural travel.

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Top 5 Restaurants in the Center of Lisbon with Portuguese Food

Rule number one when choosing where to eat is to not search for a restaurant while hungry. But that’s easier said than done, right? You can take a look at my suggestions of the top five restaurants in the center of Lisbon with Portuguese food.

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Where to Stay in Lisbon: How to Choose the Best Spot

This isn’t a post about where to stay in Lisbon focusing on neighborhoods. Choosing the best spot to stay in Lisbon starts with knowing why you’re in the city.

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Discovering the Best of Maia, Portugal in One Weekend

One weekend in Maia, Portugal showed me that this Northern city is one of the best for sustainable cultural tourism in the country. Find out why.

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How to Spot a Lisbon Tourist Trap

A Lisbon tourist trap is a business usually in the tourism industry more interested in turning a quick profit than showcasing the best of the city. Here’s how to spot one.

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Interview: Gonçalo Almeida, Director of the Best Portuguese Horror Short Film at MotelX 2017

Born in Santiago do Cacém and currently based in London, Gonçalo Almeida won the award for Best Portuguese Horror Short Film at the 11th edition of MotelX.

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20 Years of Lisbon in 20 Memories

Lisbon and I have had a rocky relationship over the last 20 years so I thought it was appropriate to pay tribute to it with 20 memories.

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MotelX 2017 Wrap-Up, Winners, Ups, and Lows

The 11th edition of MotelX in Lisbon honored Corman and Jodoroswky and premiered Andy Muschietti’s “IT” at a sold out session.

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Offbeat Wine Tour in Portugal: Rota das Vinhas do Pó

Looking for things to do near Lisbon? I suggest this offbeat wine tour in Portugal called Rota das Vinhas do Pó.

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Azores 2016, a Tale of Three Returns (Part 3)

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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