I had been to Spain a few times and I assumed that Portugal would not be much different, I couldn't have been more wrong! The beaches are better since they are sparsely populated and gorgeous, the wine (meaning port of course) is not to be believed and is light years beyond anything you have ever tasted here in the states, but most of all the best part of Portugal are its people. I was greeted with genuine sincerity and smiling faces every where I went and it was just what I needed. I am reminded every time I travel how much I get caught up in thinking my life is the whole world and not much exists outside of it... This is the beauty and indeed the need of travel for me. It reminds me of how lucky I am to have the the kind of life I have always wanted and friends to share it with (you know who you are ;) For more check out the Portfolio + Photography section. Enjoy!