• Friday, September 25, 2020
October 12, 2011

Singing the Blues

Welcome to Galavante, the travel resource for the Working Jet Set.  Galavante was founded by professionals who have worked in private equity, asset management, luxury goods and law.  With this lens, the Galavante Founders travel the world sourcing the best recommendations of where to stay, eat, drink and what to see to give you the targeted recommendations to enjoy your time off.  Our recommendations are travel for the working jet set, by the working jet set.  While we like to stay in some gorgeous hotels, we are smart about our money and look to maximize our hotel points and airline mileage from our work travels. 

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Today we are in Lisbon, one of the most unique capital cities in Western Europe.  Lisbon pre-dates London, Paris and Rome, yet is a city that is far less-hyped.  Lisbon is a grand old city with white cobblestone streets, regal buildings and a raw grittiness that gives it a beautifully sad atmosphere.  It’s no surprise that the Fado, which is the Portugaese version of the blues, is an intricate part of their culture.

I have fond memories of wandering the Barrio Alto galleries during the day, which turn into the center of Fado nightlife well into the wee hours of the morning.  When I get asked for a recommendation for a quick weekend trip from New York, Lisbon is near the top of the list.  I hope that you have the chance to experience it too. 

All the best,

Christine Drinan
Founder and Editor-in-chief