Escape of the Week: The Colors of Portugal

I spent time in Portugal, but not quality time. Mostly because I was sick. And, then I was drunk , and then I was hungover. Fortunately, there was at least one good day in the middle of my 10 or so days in the country when I was moderately healthy and totally sober. I metContinue reading “Escape of the Week: The Colors of Portugal”

Seeking solitude in the Algarve

This is a guest post by Kirk Shackleton. The Algarve has never really held much of an attraction for me.  I prefer to risk twisting my ankle off the beaten path, which is something I always assumed would be difficult on Portugal’s well-trodden southern crust. In my mind, I imagined a canvas painted with horizontalContinue reading “Seeking solitude in the Algarve”

The otherside of the Atlantic Ocean

Covered in sunscreen (SPF 30) and armed with my book and a sheet to layout, I headed to the beach. The sky looked a bit threatening that morning … teetering between sun and clouds and sunny with clouds, so I wasn’t sure if a beach day was even possible. But, I had to make itContinue reading “The otherside of the Atlantic Ocean”