Where are we going and how did we get in this hand-basket?

I think we can all agree that this year has not turned out like any of us thought, right? Who would’ve predicted murder hornets? Not me, certainly. I had my money on “plagues of locust,” but then I’m old school. Needless to say, I didn’t win this round of Apocalypse Bingo. I have higher hopes…Continue readingWhere are we going and how did we get in this hand-basket?

Tangier, Morocco is close to Europe, but don’t hold that against the place.

Is that the Atlantic Ocean back there? Or the Mediterranean Sea? Surprise, it’s both!

The Douro Valley is Portugal’s less snooty version of Napa.

The dress code here is basically, “Just wear pants.”

No city crams in more Europe per square inch than Porto, Portugal.

Experience Europe in its most concentrated form.

You don’t have to be royalty to enjoy the Portuguese Riviera, but it helps.

Ask about our “Exiled Royal Family” discount—heirs to the throne eat free!

Belém District: Where Lisbonians go when they want to GTFO of Lisbon.

The Belém District is about as far away as you can go without leaving Lisbon.

Lisbon is the city San Francisco could’ve been if the Internet hadn’t totally effed it up.

Do you long for the old San Francisco? Well, let me tell you about Lisbon, Portugal.

Steep Ravine, CA: Tired of hotels with electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing?

Let me tell you about Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California.

What to do in Ithaca, NY other than getting drunk, stoned, or a college degree.

Ithaca puts two schools of higher learning—bastions of radical, anti-establishment, and progressive thought—on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the middle finger of the Finger Lakes Region.