Touring Lisbon In Pandemic Times

Everyone should see Lisbon at least once in their lifetime.  It was as radiant as I had read.  COVID-19 has tried to dim its passion and beauty, sending street performers into hiding, closing restaurants, or at least limiting their clientele while indoors and mandating masks in museums and other enclosed spaces. Still, Lisboetas and tourists …

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How easy is it to pack for a 14 hour flight?

Packing for a new destination is nerve-wracking (What should I wear? What meds should I bring? What cosmetics will I need?), but packing for a 14-hour flight will guarantee that your time on the airplane will be as comfortable as humanly possible. Most air travelers know cramped spaces are waiting for them when they get …

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5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss on the Road to Hana

I have heard stories about "the Road to Hana" for years. They ranged from dire warnings to gushing enthusiasm. The road had too many dangerous curves, some said. It was narrow, with frequent "one-lane" stretches, ill-maintained and rough. The road trip took an entire day. Did you really want to sacrifice beach time sitting in …

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