Madeira, Our Final Stop!

When visiting your family takes you to a beautiful destination, you must go (you must go, regardless). This was the case with our most recent visit to Madeira islands, current home to my parents. This was our final stop in this european trip. Madeira is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, the other […]

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Losing Oneself in the Streets of Madrid

city overlook

We started our 2-week European adventure in the capital city of Madrid. While I had passed through the city many times, this was actually my first time spending time and visiting the city. We choose the Eurostars Plaza Mayor as our base for this trip. This was a great location to visit the key sites […]

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new year’s resolution

Happy New Year fellow travelers! Hoping 2021 is a healthy and less chaotic year for all of us. Above all, I hope that we can travel again. Explorer new countries, new adventures, meet new people, and experience great foods and new wines. I missed that most of all. New Year’s Resolution: A New Year’s resolution […]

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Family Recipes

With cancelled travel plans and stay-at-home mandates, I found myself trying to find a project to keep me busy these past three months; there is so much house cleaning one can do. While digging for a recipe I hadn’t cooked in awhile, inspiration came to me: how about writing a cookbook! Of course, I’m not […]

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Paella – Lena’s Version

Growing up in Portugal everything we did revolved around food, and wine! The love of cooking started at an early age. Spent many evenings watching the women in my family cooking those great meals for family holidays and events. I also learned to cook, the fishermen’s way, from my dad. I always felt cooking was […]

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Vacationing in Portugal

white and blue painted house

Portugal is home, more specifically, Algarve. We don’t visit as often as we would like, but try to go at least every two or three years to visit family and friends. The last time we visited was in 2016. Time to start looking at flights! Portugal had remained the lesser known of the european countries, […]

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