About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Other Outdoor Activities
Atop one of Lisbons’ seven hills, this picturesque garden setting offers a sweeping panoramic view of the city and particularly impressive vistas of the Castelo de Sao Jorge.
Perched in verdant hills above the ocean, a short drive from Lisbon, Sintra is well worth a day trip at the very least. Its 'cultural landscape' of 19th century Romantic architecture makes this quaint village deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site title. For nature lovers, the Parque Natural de Sintra Cascais offers miles of wild coastline to explore, and excellent bird watching opportunities.
Learn to surf and take command of the mighty Atlantic waves! Open year round, Epic Surf School takes small groups from the center of Lisbon to the best beaches for catching waves, and offers lessons for all levels of ability.
Another ideal day trip from Lisbon is to Cascais. This once humble fishing village is a beach lover's dream, whether you're traveling on a backpacker’s budget or looking for luxury indulgence.
Lisbon’s largest green space is a nature lover’s haven and a great place for mountain biking, horseback riding, camping and other outdoor activities.