Portimão and the Algarve Coast

When I close my eyes and think about Portugal, Algarve is what pops into my mind. Beautiful rugged landscape reaching out over blue turquoise waters. The Algarve coastline lived up to all of my expectations and more. Read more

Porto and the Douro Valley

I had been anticipating my trip to Portugal for some time; the rugged cliffs of Algarve, the wine of Porto, the streetcars of Lisbon. For some reason, despite Portugal being relatively easy to get to, I had never explored this beautiful country. After spending the last week there, I can tell you that it is easily one of my favorite places. We packed more into one week than anyone should really, but if you only have a week or so, our itinerary was a great way to see some of the better highlights of the country. Read more

Long Weekend in Munich

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Munich for a soccer match with some colleagues for work. Rarely do I get to travel overseas for work. Actually, I never get to travel overseas for work. So in this case, I was excited to be able to take part in the trip, especially when the majority of the expenses are covered. Count me in. Read more