Anybody who follows our adventures knows that we love to eat. We believe the best way to appreciate and embrace a culture is through its cuisine. I was recently hosted on a trip to Gargano, Italy by a local tourism group called Gargano OK. Gargano is the “spur of the...
Prior to receiving an invitation from Viking River Cruises to participate in the #VikingSocial cruise on the Douro River, I knew very little about Portugal. I was aware that Port wine was made in Portugal, and that cork trees grew there. Anything else I might have learned was surely forgotten as soon as I put down the pencil after taking whatever high school or college test I had bothered to study for in the first place.
This trip afforded me the opportunity to learn of Portugal’s history, witness her beauty, experience her culture, and taste her wine. As a result, Portugal is now in the upper echelon of countries I would love to visit again and again.
Of the 1,121 photographs I snapped along the journey, here are a few that summarize my first impressions of Portugal.
Have you ever attended a college football game and found yourself and your wingman pathetically drinking warm beer and eating chips out of the trunk of your rental car? Meanwhile, the local fans are grilling some form of protein, swirling libations, enjoying music, laughing, playing cornhole or beer pong and generally having a great time. Or have you been that fortunate fan who was invited to a Host team tailgate, got to be part of the “in Crowd” and had an amazing time?
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