Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 4 – Porto PM

Read Part 1 After a morning of uphill biking we were ready for lunch. The hotel reception had recommended a place which we decided to check out. Unfortunately, We kept getting lost trying to find it and had to keep walking up steep hills. After many attempts we finally found it only to learn it was closed! Lots of...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 4 – Porto

On Monday we had pre-booked a bicycle tour with Sportours. We were quite tired from all of our uphill travels and I certainly considered calling it off and staying in bed an extra hour or two. However Filipe had been so helpful planning our trip over email that I did not want to be rude and cancel. While I...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 3 – Porto PM

Read Part 1 After lunch in Porto we had planned to tour the Taylor Wine Caves. When we checked into the hotel in the morning we had asked the receptionist if he thought this was a good plan. He said it was good but warned us about the hills – uh oh… Here we went again walking up cobble...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 3 – Porto AM

On Sunday we left Lisbon for Porto where we would spend the rest of our time in Portugal. We packed up the room and headed down to breakfast. The breakfast buffet was included with the room and was fairly average. The fruits were canned and there were lots of pastries and breads. The hotel called us a taxi (who...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 2 PM

Read part 1 The train ride back to Lisbon from Sintra was relatively uneventful and we appreciated the 45 minutes to rest our weary feet after all the mountain climbing we had done that day. The sun was just setting as we got back to Rossio Square and our hotel was a half mile uphill. As we pondered the...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 2 AM – Sintra

Saturday was planned to be a rest day. So we decided to walk up hill for four hours… We had not originally planned to visit Sintra but we heard multiple poeople speak highly of it so at the last minute we decided to check it out. We opted to travel by train and make our own way instead of...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 1 PM – Lisbon

Read Part 1 After lunch we rushed to catch our pre-booked a Segway tour. Everyone at Lisbon Segway Tours was friendly especially our guide Gonçalo. He took us outside and we spent about 20 minutes practicing riding the segways in the side alley. When it was time to leave we manuevered the segways through the crowds on the narrow...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 1 AM – Lisbon

Little Star and I had been planning a European vacation for the summer of 2015 and as other plans worked out it ended being that November would be our best time to travel. Comparing the map of Europe to our travel bucket list we quickly realized that Portugal was one of the few destinations that would still have warm...
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Poconos

Poconos Adventure Trip – Day 4

We left the Poconos fairly early on Sunday morning as we had about a five hour drive ahead of us. Overall we had a great time on the trip and enjoyed all of our adventure activities. There are a lot of dated misconceptions about the Poconos area out there probably left over from the 70’s and 80’s when the...
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Poconos

Poconos Adventure Trip – Day 3

Saturday was another adventure day for us – this time white water rafting! Saturday was cooler than the previous day so we bundled up and tried to be as waterproof as possible knowing we’d spend the day pretty damp. As I mentioned before we had booked both the biking and the rafting through the same company, Pocono Whitewater. Once...
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