#SweetSpot Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Savor this sweet find centuries in the making! Jim Gillespie’s delectable discovery from Lisbon is a regional treat concocted in the 18th century by an order of Catholic monks. This enlightening egg pastry is also the winning entry of the #SweetSpot Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Jim who snagged the $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Close up of egg tart pastry on bag and table

Jim Gillespie’s winning #SweetSpot discovery from Lisbon, Portugal.

This bite-sized treat and historic tidbit originated in local monasteries as a secret recipe passed down through the ages. Jim describes the pastel de nata from Pastéis de Belém as “the most famous and the best in Portugal.” Save room to sate your sweet tooth, but be sure to pack your patience. “The pastry shop/cafe is always busy and the line to get seated or order to-go is always long… I tried the pastel de nata from other shops in Lisbon, but, Pastéis de Belém is truly unique and the best.” Sounds like this treat is worth the wait! Thank you, Jim, for sharing this delightful #SweetSpot and travel tip. Check out Jim’s other discoveries and follow him on Trover to get the dish on his next travel find. Congrats, Jim!

Explore the full #SweetSpot collection to get a taste of travel and to thank your fellow Trovers! Thank you to everyone who shared your #SweetSpot! Your picture-perfect gelato petals, fabulous French toast, splurge-worthy fine dining, and colorful candy kebabs left us wide-eyed and drooling. Keep sharing your mouthwatering discoveries and culinary hot spots!

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Portugal: You Can’t Miss These Top 7 Sights

Imagine old world cathedrals, historical university towns, sun splashed beaches and lush islands: this is Portugal. Once an undiscovered place that was not on travel lists for most tourists, Portugal is now a top destination for Trovers and travelers from all over the world. Discover all the charm and warmth of this beautiful, varied country for yourself.

1. Lisbon


Photo by Joao Santana.

2. Algarve


Photo by Fen.

3. Sintra


Photo by Sara W.

4. Porto


Photo by I’m Out of the Office.

5. Coimbra


Photo by Joao Santana.

6. Funchal, Madeira


Photo by Ana Patrascu.

7. Évora


Photo by Fen.

Looking for more inspiration? Find out more about Lisbon and Portugal here and here. And why not swing by Trover.com and find more like-minded folks with travel tips and photos? Come on over and say Hello!

15 Beautiful Places in Portugal

Portugal is the other country besides Spain located on the Iberian Peninsula. Its stunning majesty will blow you away.

Here are 15 reasons why Portugal should be on your 2015 bucket list:

1. Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

Trover photo by Amatraveller

Trover photo by Amatraveller

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