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Important Tips for Avoiding Petty Theft in Spain and Portugal

It’ a gorgeous summer day in Barcelona, as I saunter mindlessly into the pharmacy with my aged Peruvian wallet in hand. Requesting 500mg of Ibuprofen, the pharmacist pushes her long chestnut hair behind her ears, gently wraps the box in a thick brown paper and tallies up my bill. “That’s two euros […]

How to bring back wine to the USA when traveling

Your eventual return home after an awesome Iberian vacation is dawning on you. You went away and experienced different cultures, landscapes, food… Yet in a few days will be catapulted back into the same old reality that was there before you left; back to the routine of work and daily […]

Essential Guide to Butterflying and Grilling Portuguese Fish

One of the top culinary experiences in Portugal is hands down devouring fish. Whether grilled, roasted, stewed or fried, Portugal’s coastal geography—half of this tiny country is on the Atlantic—has molded its people into sea life gurus (there are also river fish; we’ll explore another time). Pair this fish knowledge […]

5 Fantastic Food Photography Tips

“Just give me a second….one more…ok!” How many times do you utter these words before digging into a new and exciting meal – your camera phone at the ready?! Living just South of Lisbon, these words escape my lips frequently. Why? Because food in Portugal and Spain is absolutely beautiful with […]

Top 5 Tips for Drinking Wine at Sea: Expect the Unexpected

Having finally disembarked off the National Geographic Explorer from our 5 day voyage soaring across the Atlantic, there were some key lessons learned that need to shared. I say this emphatically because if you ever find yourself opening a bottle among friends, or leading a tasting for 150 people on […]

How to Remove Wine Stains: From Port Saturated Luggage

Leaving Spain at 7am to arrive at in Norway a little after dusk, we followed the heavy shoulders of other weary travels towards the baggage claim where we waited patiently for our large black bags brimming with clothing, gifts, and bottles upon bottles of cava, sherry and port wine. As […]