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Foz do Douro, Portugal

A quick trip from Porto, Foz do Douro seems a world away. Foz do Douro origin story The parish of…

Wine Crawl in undiscovered Palmela, Portugal

Brent is in the Setubal region of Portugal to wineries in the town of Palmela. He samples wines made from…

The best gelato in Milan, Italy

Milan is one of the best cities in all of Italy for Gelato. It rivals even Florence for the number…

Life in Portugal: Cost of Living & Monthly Budget

Brent is in the Santos neighborhood of Lisbon visiting the famous Green Street and enjoying a chocolate salami with his…

Pastel de Nata de Bolota

In far eastern Portugal, near the border with Spain, you’ll find a pastry that’s a unique take on the famous…

Campo de Ourique, Lisbon charming cafes & natural wine

Brent returns to Lisbon’s non-touristy Campo de Ourique neighborhood and visits a characteristic cafe and a natural wine bar. Plus,…

Pastel Cordobés

In Portugal, where I live, it seems every town has it’s own pastry, usually an egg-based custard tart of some…

Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique food crawl & creepy 19th century murder mystery

Brent visits Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique, a non-touristy neighborhood in the popular city. He samples gelado in an amazing food…

St. Martin’s Day

November 11th is a day wine lovers look forward to in Slovenia St. Martin’s Day celebration in Ljubljana, Slovenia (Photo:…

Negroni Sbagliato (Incorrect Negroni)

The social media sensation cocktail was invented in Milan 50 years ago. Negroni Sbagliato origin story During a TV interview…