Back last year I stumbled across the book Cork Boat, the tale of a crazy American who built a boat out of wine corks and sailed it down the Douro River in Portugal.

It only serves to reason that when I stumbled across an offer of a “renovated fisherman’s cottage” in Porto (where the Douro enters the ocean) on craigslist.com, we carved out part of our spring trip to take us to Portugal for two weeks.

So from May 13 to 26, before flying up to Copenhagen, we’ll be living just north of Porto in Leca da Palmeira.

When I later found out that airport code for Porto’s airport is OPO, my faith in our decision was only reinforced.