I am all about passion for People, Travel and Food.
I believe it comes as no surprise for someone who grew up in a small farm in Coimbra, Portugal and made his career in international hospitality in Spain, Brazil, UK and the US.
Before becoming a Travel Writer and Photographer, I was a dedicated hotel manager, with most of my career taking place at unique locations, with a great share of it in Palacio Belmonte. Here I personally oversaw each guest’s stay, being more like a local friend who really knows the city well and will unbiasedly recommend the best that it has to offer.
My love for small personal ambiances know no boundaries!
It is what I look for when I am travelling. They are places, moments, people, objects, sights which show love and dedication, where one can experience a million different details all working together.
For me, travel writing and photography is about being able to transmit a sense of place to the reader. I believe this is the fundamental core of good storytelling.
My job, as Travel Writer&Photographer, is mere to tell the story that will initiate and facilitate the journey of the traveller. I work on the dream and planning stages of travel, where the traveller is seeking information, advice and most importantly, the inspiration for their next voyage. As an engaging storyteller, I dedicate my writing and photography to the soul and sense of place of the locations I visit, the people I meet and the food I taste.
The travels I share through my blog are mostly friend generated, as I feel that the best way to get to know a city is through an insider, who can share feelings and emotions about sites, food and people as passionately as I do.
As the Ambassador to the blogging community for APTECE – the Portuguese Food Travel Association, I get to fulfil my lifetime dream of promoting and working with Food as the ultimate reason for travel.
NelsonCarvalheiro.com is an award-winning blog about People, Travel and Food written by Nelson Carvalheiro and his inspiring friends. It has recently won the FITUR 2014 Best European Travel Blog Award, a mere 9 months after its launch in March 2012. Per month, the site receives over 45,000 page views, generated by over 35,000 monthly unique visitors from Portugal, USA, UK, Brazil, Germany, Canada and many other European Countries. Readers highly connect to the storytelling and photography of the blog, engaging with the soul and sense of place of the locations we visit, the people we meet and the food we taste. They believe in luxury through simplicity. They are art, food and photography lovers, constantly seeking inspiration for their next journey. We work on the dream and planning stages of travel and our purpose is to tell the story that will start and ease each particular journey.
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SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS
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TVI (Portuguese Television Broadcast Channel ) http://www.tvi.iol.pt/programa/jornal-das-8/4295/videos/156659/video/14268176/1
Time Out Portugal (PT) http://pt.slideshare.net/NelsonCarvalheiro/as-escolhas-de-nelson-carvalheiro-time-out-porto
Revista Turismo de Lisboa (PT) http://www.slideshare.net/NelsonCarvalheiro/rtl-133-tendncias
DT News (BH) http://dt.bh
Reijse Tanker (DK) http://www.rejsetanker.dk/rejseblogs/min-cabriolet-tur-i-cique-terre-italien
Event Point (PT) http://issuu.com/eventpoint_int/docs/event_point_international_03
Publituris Hotelaria (PT) http://pt.slideshare.net/NelsonCarvalheiro/publituris-hotelaria-featuring-nelson-carvalheiro
Cosmopolitan (PT) https://www.facebook.com/nelson.carvalheiro/posts/10203531779359746
BOLDMAGAZINE (CA) (Feature contributor) http://www.boldmagazine.ca/
Der Tagesspiegel (GER) http://nelsoncarvalheiro.com/der-tagesspiegel-good-morning-berlin-photo/
Afisha Mir (Russia) http://nelsoncarvalheiro.com/afisha-mir-featuring-nelson-carvalheiro/
Globalblackbook.com (USA) http://globalblackbook.com/discover-lisbon/
Quantas Inflight Magazine (AUS) http://www.slideshare.net/NelsonCarvalheiro/article-about-lisbon-written-for-quantas-inflight-magazine-june-2012