Luísa Pinto

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My Lust for the Little Frenchie!

The Francesinha is a sandwich concoction of epic proportions, packed with almost every type of meat that Portugal produces. Literally meaning "little Frenchie," this gluttonous masterpiece is the pride of the city of Porto. The traditional Francesinha that every Tripeiros (name given to the locals …

Jamie Oliver

How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

In America, we're taught to be consumers. We <i>need</i> new toys, more clothes, extra electronic devices, flashier cars, and bigger TVs.<p>Bigger. Faster. More.<p>We collect and build up this mountain of stuff that consumes our lives. This stuff that we worked so hard to attain eventually becomes burdens in our …

Minimalism

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations …

It's Official: Women Are Way Worse At Packing

We all know the rules of suitcase packing, but who follows them more closely: guys or girls?<p>Women might not be so happy with the answer.<p>Ninety-one percent of females <i>never</i> wear all the clothes they bring on vacation, according to a recent survey.<p>For the typical weeklong trip, they lug along an …

Está ali!

Oops! How Not to Embarrass Yourself in a Foreign Country

<i>Photo courtesy of Racorn/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Some of these local customs may strike outsiders as downright weird. But learning a bit of cultural etiquette, important phrases, and the absolute no-no's of any country you visit can save you not only …

Budget Travel

Do Things, Not Countries

I have a pet peeve. It’s one of those things that grates, like nails on a chalkboard, for me. I know the perpetrator doesn’t mean it the way it …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra

Noite(s) Literária(s)<p>As coisas boas que nos acontecem merecem que as descrevamos para que fiquem sempre frescas na memória. A primeira vez que fiquei …

Too Connected When You Travel?

Admitingly, I am a lucky guy; I get paid to travel the world. As an author, (I am always researching!) but more so as the Event Director for the around the world travel adventure The Global Scavenger Hunt. I am seemingly always on the move, and I notice things.<p>One awful trend I have watched evolve …

27 Reminders Why Brazil Is On Everyone's Bucket List

It has crossed your mind at least once ... You, Brazil, a beach, sipping on some fresh coconut water that an endearing elderly man probably just chopped open for you with a machete -- sun, relaxation, beauty.<p>Whether you've been dreaming of experiencing Carnaval in the South American paradise for …

Skip Checked Baggage Fees: How to Fly Carry-On With Kids

As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids. Here's how to pack light no matter your destination on your next family …

Flying

The 50 Most Insane Driving Laws Around The World

There are some wackadoo laws out there for drivers. Who better to make a list of the 50 most bizarre than an international freight shipping company like Barrington Freight?<p>From driving a car dirty in Russia ("Nyet!") to a totally bizarre $78 fee for hitting a pedestrian, here are some of the more …

7 Travel Rules To Live By

Traveling the globe can teach you a thing or two (or seven).<p>Apply these traveler's mantras to the ordinary life beyond your trip, and watch every day become a freeing vacation of its own.<p><b>1. Pack light.</b><p>When traveling, you want your suitcase to be small so you'll have freedom to be active and …

My Guide to Napa With Niños

There are few places that evoke romance more than <b>Napa Valley</b>. Spectacular scenery, romantic inns, excellent dining, and, of course, plenty of wine combine to create something nearing the ultimate couples retreat.<p>But, as I recently discovered, this viticultural wonderland doubles as an ideal escape …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Toilet Roll Crafts for Kids - Despicable Me Minions

Toilet Roll Craft- Make a Minion<p>It’s all about Despicable Me 2 at the moment, they’re such a huge drive behind the movie release and if the first …

Language Facts Around The World

Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?<p>Before you head out on your next adventure overseas, check out the below …

The longest flight in the world is about to be abolished

In the face of rising fuel costs and declining demand for its premium service, Singapore Airlines is abandoning its direct service from Singapore to the United States.<p>The flights, which have been operating from Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey were the longest regularly scheduled flights by any …

New Jersey

22 Animals Who've Been Hiding Out In The London Underground Map

Finding animalsontheundeground will be your new favourite commuting pastime.<p>You can find a whole host of animalsontheunderground products at animalsontheunderground.com/shop.

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

10 Tips for Traveling with Babies

Taking that first solo trip with a baby is downright terrifying. Add to it the bad attitudes and judgement of the adults (who, frankly, should know …

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

Papua New Guinea

12 Career Skills That Travel Will Improve

<b>In anticipation of this year’s Meet, Plan, Go event on September 20, we’ll be focusing on the concept of career breaks each Thursday until the event.</b> …

Communication Skills

24 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Think About Food

Meat consumption and urbanism are rising hand-in-hand. Steel, an architect, explains how we got here by tracing how human settlements have fed …

MAPS: A Poll Asked Europeans Which Countries Were Drunkest, Hottest, And Had the Silliest Accents

So the Europe section of Reddit recently celebrated their 30,000th subscriber with an informal poll that sought to figure out what Europeans thought of other Europeans.<p>The results of the "sillier" questions were absolutely hilarious.<p>These maps were compiled and published by user IchBinSisyphos and …

Maps

Spirograph World Map

“Spirograph World Map” is a collage of individually colored Spirograph patterns that form a colorful map of the world. British artist Rachel Evans …

Art