How can you not love a journal that begins with a story called “Off to Our Usual Start” and the first line, “As usual in my world of travel, nothing ever goes smoothly”? It’s like finding a kindred spirit. In Lisbon, though, zabelle’s trip goes from rocky to ridiculously lucky in no time.
The longtime IgoUgo member is sharing this “long-overdue” trip to Portugal—her first—in the journal Adventures in Lisbon, and it’s quite a week. Share in her surprise as she inadvertently scores a “five-plus-star hotel,” spends two days with a Victor Emmanuel, and tries a salty snack that requires “an art which we have not mastered” to eat it (even though when she travels it’s “all about the food”). It’s fun and frank travel tales like these that have made zabelle’s 146 trip journals favorites for nine years running.