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Nests in Faro

Last month, I started my European trip in Portugal. After enjoying the northern city of Porto for a few days, I needed to get my ass sun kissed a bit.  I spent a few days in Lagos (post to come), but I also spent a few days in Faro, the biggest city in the Algarve region, but…

Greetings once again from the road! This post is dedicated to the 2nd destination on my 5 month journey, Porto, Portugal. I got here by direct flight from The Azores (only about 2.5 hours) and had an easy trip into the city center via the metro. Porto is the 2nd largest city in Portugal behind…

Digital Nomads

The location independent landscape that we know is significantly developing as more and more individuals trade in their office jobs each year for remote working opportunities in pursuit of the digital nomad dream or just more time for themselves.  Entrepreneurs and tech-savvy freelancers are popping up all over the globe with significant nomad communities now…

Every year around this time, you start to see lists of the top places to visit, so I thought I’d jump the gun and get mine out asap so you can start thinking about planning your next trip with a little more intrigue. I choose the following places to visit on information based upon my…

ESTA

The United States of America has a Visa Waiver Program which opens the doors for citizens from certain countries with ties to the United States. Through the Visa Waiver Program they are able to travel the country for tourism & business purposes. It also allows citizens from these countries to stop over in the United…

From climate change to Pacific garbage patch, there is a myriad of problems which threaten our continued existence on Earth. However, framing issues this way is rather shortsighted, as it leaves out a key fact – we aren’t the only beings who call this place home. Many species have been killed off by choices we…

  As I’m pushing 30 years old, the days of crashing on straw mattresses at $2/night hostels are basically over for me. The backpacking days were a special time in my life and ones of massive growth, but now a days, I opt more for comfort and convenience over the game of “how little can…

In the seemingly endless sea of online content promoting certain destinations, sponsored or not, it gets to be quite cumbersome to sort through it all and decide what places are actually going to be better than your expectations, and some that will most certainly, not live up to them. As a travel blogger, I find it my…

You don’t have to fly to a tropical destination to have a fabulous break this summer. Driving holidays can be a cost effective solution for those on a budget and they have the added bonus of being family friendly. Service Your Vehicle Before you leave, it’s essential that your car is in optimum condition. The…

Those who demand just a little bit more out of life may be tougher to please, but it inevitably leads to a vastly heightened experience for both involved. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, your discerning partner will likely be expecting something rather special, as usual.  Why not surprise them with a luxury getaway to…

So after my stint in Portugal, previously pallid skin sun tanned and looking good, I headed to Slovakia for a press trip compliments of the city of Kosice and the Tourism Board of Slovakia. Where the hell is Kosice (pronounced Ko-See-Che ) you ask? I had no idea either, but after a bit of research and…

volcanic coastline in the azores

Encompassing 9 islands (small islands) in the middle of the Atlantic, The Azores are a pretty remote place. One that most Americans, minus the few in the Greater Boston Area have ever even heard of. Why did I go there? Who knows. Was I impressed? Most definitely. My uncle Eddie is in fact an Azorean, one that left…

jet take off

So I’ve known about my big trip for about a month now, but I didn’t want to say anything about it until I actually knew where I was going to start! But, I finally made it happen. After my 2 month trip earlier last year to Asia, I opened the flood gates and all I could…

Rapid transit has been improving commutes since the late 1800s when the first steam railways were built. The underground Tünel in Istanbul, built in 1875, is one of the earliest known subways. The London Underground (“The Tube”) is quite possibly the most well-known rapid transit system in the world, as well as the second largest.…

If you’re visiting the UK from overseas, you’ll be forgiven for assuming that a pub and a bar are much the same sort of establishment, since both are social places that serve alcohol. However, there are a few fundamental differences to bear in mind, especially if you’re looking for the perfect place for a spot…

When the sun starts to shine and Europe comes back to life after a long winter, the grasses begin to grow, the people work out their winter kinks and then they hit the links.  Check out the following 5  best places  to tee-off in Europe this summer. Sicily – Verdura Golf & Spa Resort This…

It has got to that time of year again where line-ups are being announced and tickets are selling out – and although there’s no Glasto in England’s gloriously wet south-west this summer, there are plenty of festivals to satisfy every foot tapping, roof-raising festival goer out there. Head away from famously damp Britain to the…

Cactus in Lanzarote

Headed to the Canary Islands? You’ve got to check out the island of Lanzarote.  This little isla is a gem and not so well known the world over.  It’s located in the Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of Morocco but is actually a part of Spain. We’ll tell you what you gotta see, but…