One Day in Belém

If you have additional time in Lisbon – and even if you don’t, I’d recommend making time – visit Belém, which is still within the Lisbon municipality. The highlight of this trip will be the 16th century Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Walking in its ornate courtyard, the monastery took my breath …

Continue reading

Sintra: More Romance in Portugal

With its beautifully designed streets, pastel painted buildings and glimpses of the Rio Tejo beyond, Lisbon is a romantic city. But Sintra is a force to be reckoned with in terms of romance, starting with the ruins of the Castelo dos Mouros high up in the hills. Sintra is a …

Continue reading

Looking Back on 2015

Like many others over the last several weeks, as 2015 has all too rapidly drawn to a close, I’ve thought back on the year. While there were some moments that tugged at my heart, there were also some incredible moments that still bring a smile when I think back on them. …

Continue reading