Self-Guided Walking Tour: Belém and Alfama Districts of Lisbon

To read our full guide to an extended long weekend in Lisbon, start here.

Belém is a district of Lisbon, located along the banks of the River Tejo. Many of the iconic monuments and museums of Lisbon are located here. Since we had an early evening departure, we combined a half day tour of Belém with a final afternoon in the Alfama district to see what we missed on our arrival day.

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Long Weekend in Lisbon: 4-Day Itinerary Guide

Portugal has been regarded as one of the best countries to visit this year, yet it has never gained the popularity afforded by its next-door neighbor, Spain. I had a quick visit to Porto many years before, and longed to return and explore more of this vibrant country. This year we chose Lisbon as our Thanksgiving extended long weekend destination and had a wonderful time, even with less than perfect rainy weather. Why visit Portugal? Continue reading “Long Weekend in Lisbon: 4-Day Itinerary Guide”

5 Tips to Survive (and Fix) Airline Itinerary Changes

There is nothing more unnerving than getting one of those “your itinerary has changed” email notices. Or even worse, finding out about changes when you just happen to be double-checking your dates! But do not worry, we have some suggestions on how to handle the unexpected, and hopefully get an itinerary that will suit your needs.

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