Madeira, Portugal: Happy Birthday to ME!

Madeira! I've heard so much about this Portuguese island that me finally being here seems just incredible! The only way that I can describe the beauty is, it's indescribable! I'm here for my "Birthday week," hosted by my friends Derek and Maria-Renee and I can't thank them enough for showing me around this tropical paradise. …

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Imprensa Cocktail and Oyster Bar, Lisbon, Portugal

This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in all of Lisbon! Not just for the fantastic food, exotic drinks, friendly barkeeps, the ambiance, beautiful neighborhood and great friends - OK, maybe it is all of those things! My first visit there was such an awesome experience that I've made Imprensa a regular stop. They …

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My vaccine: 35K miles and a mile high – Priceless!!!

While I was in Nazaré for a week last month, I seen that several of my friends on our expat WhatsApp group chat were stating that they were going back to the US for their vaccinations. Knowing that I wasn’t going to be eligible for mine, here in Portugal, until July or August, I cut my …

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PORTUGAL: Lisbon, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, Sintra, Nazaré

(Video below) Portugal is magical! I have lived here now for exactly five months! We have been on lock down and shut down due to Covid, exactly half that time, 2 ½ months. I totally understood why and didn't mind doing my part to keep everyone in my newly adopted city, myself included, safe. My …

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