We will soon be headed to Europe on a summer holiday for a couple of weeks. The college student is back home and the trip is an opportunity to spend significant time together as a family. It’s a mixture of budget and comfort along the way, with airline points and months advance purchase tickets secured, and our accommodations booked way in advance (lots of loyalty points at Radisson hotels) for free hotel rooms in Nice, a modest apartment in Paris and a centrally located hotel in Lisbon. But we have no itinerary other than to wander, walk, discover in most of the places, and we are particularly excited about Lisbon, as none of us has ever been there. So if you live in or have traveled to any of these cities recently, we would greatly appreciate any tips you might have for us about delicious eats, hidden gems such as museums or galleries, food stores, bakeries, markets, artisans, etc. We aren’t really looking to buy anything unless it’s simply irresistible, but we do want to take home a lot of family memories. Thanks in advance for your tips and comments!
The city guides for those cities available in local bookstores are pretty dismal. We have done some internet research, but otherwise, we have no plans… :)