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Ostuni, Italy: White City on a Hill

Ostuni, a white city on a hill, will seduce you. Ostuni’s old town, famous for its whitewashed homes stacked precariously on a hill, shimmers in the sun. It is located about 100 miles east of Matera in Italy’s Puglia…

Malaga Christmas lights hang in the streets.

Malaga Christmas Lights in Spain

Malaga Christmas lights shine bright everywhere. Feliz Navidad is on the lips of every resident. In Malaga, a Mediterranean Christmas celebration is as likely to include a boot stuffed with a toy as stockings jammed full of gifts. In…

Lisbon is an easy walk from our AirBnb in Lisbon.
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Artsy AirBnb in Lisbon, Portugal

One of cheapest ways to save money visiting the “Land of Sardines” is to book an AirBnb in Lisbon. My niece and I knew we wanted to spend our $ on food and drink! Plus our legs certainly would…

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Lisbon’s Street Art Scene

I zoom around Lisbon thanks to my AirBNB guide Igor (@street.buddha) and Google Earth at 9 am EDT. While most people are still spending a lazy morning in bed or taking the dog out for his walk, my niece…

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Cats of Portugal

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I am always in search of felines during my travels. I was quite concerned that I wouldn’t see any cats (gatos) in Portugal as the country doesn’t seem to be known for…

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Levada do Caldeirao Verde, Madeira

The Levada do Caldeirao Verde in Madeira’s Queimadas natural park is one of the island’s most popular hikes. Surely I feel like a bird, whirling and twirling in the forest, as I follow its vertiginous path, eventually to progress…

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Tramping in Portugal’s Island of Madeira

Tramping (British lingo for hiking) in Portugal’s island of Madeira is better than fish and chips, tea and scones, and cornish pasty. For the adventure-minded traveler, you can expect to get your pounds worth. Madeira translated in Portuguese means…