2022 – A Year of Growth and a Return to Travel

When I think of year 2022 I think about the famous first line in Great Expectations: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  After two years of COVID restrictions, we got back to travel in a big way this year, doing extensive travel in the US and Europe this year.…

Eating Our Way Through Lisbon with WithLocals

When researching Lisbon and what to do, my research kept going to the food. You see, Lisbon is a beachside town. It is wonderful Mediterranean climate (though on the Atlantic Ocean) shapes it is cuisine, and that means a lot of amazing, fresh, succulent seafood. After watching YouTube video of the food in Portugal, I…

Top 6 Things to Do in Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. We went, without a plan but more of a dream. We knew we wanted to explore this unique city that we had heard was a great place to visit. But Lisbon wasn’t known for it’s list of sights and museums we needed to visit. Lisbon was known for being a place to be in. To walk around and soak in the feeling and the culture. To wander the hills and sit at a random café. I have traveled to many of the big “famous” cities in Europe so I was skeptical Lisbon would live up to the grander. But one day and we were in love with this soft, beach side city that contained all the beauty of Europe and more than it’s fair share of the warmth (in weather and people). Instead of planning, check out the top things to do in Lisbon, and how to take this city nice and slow.