I Need A Pit Stop

With any family Summer road trip you will without a doubt have a pit stop.  I thought it would be fun to compare our typical pit stop choices in USA, Spain, Portugal and Italy.  These are typical for our family, so please feel free to share what it is like for you. Continue reading

A Must Do When Visiting Porto Portugal – Hop On Hop Off Day 1

Porto Portugal along the Douro RiverPicture this…You’ve traveled to the city of Porto Portugal.  Maybe you’ve done a lot of research, and you know exactly where you want to go, what you want to see, and how you’re going to get there.  Or, perhaps there is so much to choose from that you get overwhelmed.  The psychology of dealing with too many choices is well documented, but here is a tip to help you digest it all, when visiting Porto Portugal. Continue reading

10 Free Things To Do In Porto, Portugal (Oporto)

Yes, I did say Free Things To Do in Porto, with kids!  We had a wonderful time visiting Porto, Portugal (aka Oporto).  We will have to tell you all about our adventures in another post.  We were so thrilled to find so many free activities for the kids, we thought we would dedicate an entire post just to that.  I am sure there are more free activities out there, but we didn’t have time to enjoy them all.

10 Fun and Free Things To Do In Port, with kids or without. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Chapel Of The Bones In Portugal and Mérida, Spain Roman Ruins

Our final day in Portugal meant packing up and heading out.  Traveling in general is a bit more complicated than usual because we all have to make sure we pack all of our equipment (cables, cords, etc.).  It’s further complicated because we need to remember those power converter doohickeys.  They tend to blend into the sockets, so it’s very easy to leave them behind.

Once checked out of the hotel, we were on the road.  Doing some route investigation, Heidi came up with a rather unique, nay, bizarre thing to see on our way out of Portugal.  And I am not lying when I say bizarre.  I think it’s safe to say we pegged my Bizarre-o-Meter at about 11.  I think it’s also safe to say that this is a multi-national, multi-cultural meter, so bizarre for me is bizarre for anyone and everyone.
Evora Portugal -Chapel of Bones (8)
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Lisbon Portugal – The Historic Center

Following our morning tour of The José Maria da Fonseca Winery, we were off to Lisbon. We crossed one of the bridges (Ponte 25 de Abril) into Lisbon. It was an instant reminder of San Francisco for all of us. As mentioned in a previous post, we didn’t have navigation or a map to help us find our way. Thank goodness for good old-fashioned street signs! Just off the bridge was signage for Belém Tower, one of our desired destinations.

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Portugal – Technology Deprivation

Missing Technology in Portugal

I know, it is odd that I am the one doing the Technology post rather than Alan.  I don’t claim to be as techie as him, but I got a little going on.  As you know we set out for Portugal on Halloween.  Of course, we didn’t just hop in the car and head out. No, there was loads of research and planning prior to our departure, by little old me. You see, the family depends on me doing my research and planning.
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