Next Great Travel Writer 2017 Shortlist – Would You Like a Bracelet?
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By now, you have probably heard the exciting news: I am on the shortlist for the Next Great Travel Writer 2017 competition, which is an incredible opportunity provided by Travelex and Penguin. I entered the competition in February … Read More

Revisiting Travel Memories in Tarpon Springs, Florida
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When I was in college, I spent my spring breaks visiting my family in Florida. The warmth of the Sunshine State did wonders for me as both a brief respite from the freezing winters of Pittsburgh and an … Read More

Smart and Savvy Travel Tips – Part 1
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When you travel as often as we do, you pick up a few tips and tricks along the way that make the journey just a little easier. Each month we share one of our favorite ideas through our … Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Cold War Bunker Tour at the Greenbrier
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“I hope you’re ready for a relaxing vacation,” our tour guide said with a grin as he swiped his badge, unlocking a heavy door. “Welcome to the Greek Islands!” As the door swung open, we weren’t facing a … Read More

Port Wine in Portugal’s Douro Valley: Wandering the World’s Oldest Wine Region
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We traveled to Portugal with an almost singular goal. Sure, we wanted to learn about the country’s history, try the food, and meet the people. But really, one travel goal rose above the rest: we wanted to try … Read More

New Year’s Eve in Porto: Wine Caves and Fireworks
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Hearing the name Porto evokes the image of sitting by the Douro River, sipping a glass of the country’s famous sweet Port wine, watching the iconic Rabelo Boats lazily float by. That’s why we picked the second largest … Read More

10 Tips from the Travel & Adventure Show in DC
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It probably won’t surprise you to know that we spend a lot of time researching travel. Like many of you, we read articles and blogs, daydream about the places we see on Pinterest and Instagram, and make plans … Read More

Braga and Guimarães: Day Trip from Porto
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Some of the best trips are, in part, accidental. We’re planning to write a bit more about holiday travel, which is something that we love to do (taking advantage of federal holidays is a great way to add … Read More

2 Days in Lisbon, Portugal
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When you travel like we do—making the most of every minute you can squeeze from vacation time—there are certain things you do that become second nature over time. For one, you know you are going to trade some … Read More

Day Tour of Sintra, Portugal
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We have spent a fair amount of time exploring the many castles that dot Europe’s landscape, so I was pretty excited to add Portugal to the list of countries where we have discovered how the rich and royal … Read More

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