Brain Juices & Dinosaur Feet: Cervejaria Ramiro, Lisbon

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A blend of tradition and innovation During my three day layover in Lisbon, I went on a gastronomical adventure. Lisbon’s culinary culture doesn’t have an “out with the old, in with the new” mentality. Many places I’ve eaten easily forget their roots, trying so hard to create extravagant, novel, overzealous dishes. Personally, I believe they […]

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A Three Day Layover in Lisbon

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Back across the pond December to March were a blur, filled with the highs and lows of travel. In those months, I worked my way through Barcelona (5 days), Iceland (3 days), New York (5 days), Idaho (2 months), Arizona (4 days), Mexico (6 days), Costa Rica (2.5 weeks), and Miami (2 days). I was so exhausted from hopping around, that […]

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The REAL Dangers of Mexico City

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We’ve all heard about the dangers of Mexico City. From the drug cartels, to the mass murders, kidnappings, and more… All I heard before leaving for Mexico City were warnings. BE SAFE. “What are you, crazy? Don’t you know what’s going on in Mexico? Oh, and by the way, you should color your hair brown […]

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Milan: Hot bums & cocktail nirvana

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Oh Milan… I’ve heard so many people rave about how incredible Italy is, that I’ve felt as though I should save it for a special occasion. Well, a series of events resulted in my first 100% solo trip to Milan last week (part of those events includes the fact that the flight was $100.00 roundtrip.) […]

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Bilbao Like a Local

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A few weeks ago, I made way up to the north of Spain – the Basque Country, aka Pais Vasco. Bilbao doesn’t get the credit it deserves among tourists. I hear a a lot of: – “You went to Bilbao? Did you make it to San Sebastian?” – Me: “No, not this time.” – “Oh, […]

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