Drinking port in Porto, Portugal

Ahoy, Captain

While my mom has been in Spain, we’ve done the regular Madrid-sightseeing, as well as our adventures in wine country. But, because my mom has been here five times, we decided to check out Ryanair for cheap flights around Europe. What we found? Two tickets to Porto, Portugal for approximately $70/ea for the upcoming weekend […]

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Adventures in Valbuena de Duero, Spain

Valbuena de Duero wine region

Last week, my mom and I visited a blog-worthy paradise in northern Spain. She had heard from a friend about an amazing 12th century monastery turned hotel, winery and spa… Riiiight up my mom’s alley. We ended up talking to a friend who has lived in Spain for several years, who, out of curiosity, had researched the area after […]

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Adventures in Portland

Kachka deliciousness Kachka whipped pig back fat and bread Kachka Portland Caviar Kachka Beer and Shot Kachka Menu First night in Portland Multnomah Falls Olympic Provisions wine stained teeth at King's Estate winery Portland street art King's Estate Winery Eugene

Ohhh, Portland. The city famous for it’s breweries, coffee, and notorious for it’s strip clubs and hipsters. Everything I knew of Portland prior to visiting turned out to be true. Much to my pleasant surprise, the city was filled with delicious coffee, beers, and hipsters. I’ve never drank more coffee or seen more bearded, flanneled, […]

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