Portugal on a Budget // What I Spent in 2 Weeks in Portugal

A lemon tree peeking over a wall in Obidos, Portugal

Think you have to head to Eastern Europe to travel Europe on a budget? Think again! It’s super easy to travel to Portugal on a budget. I like to say that I travel during spring break because it would be cheaper than buying a plane ticket home. And while that might not be technically true, using the money that I would have spent on a plane ticket to travel instead is something that I happily do. That being said, I’m pretty sure traveling Portugal on a budget for two weeks actually was cheaper than a plane ticket home. In total, I spent €888.23 over TWO WEEKS (16 days) including fights,...

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5 Adventurous Things to do in Lagos, Portugal

5 Adventurous Things to do in Lagos, Portugal

Whether you’re ready for an adrenaline rush or a day spent lying on the beach, here are the best things to do in Lagos, Portugal. I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret. The prettiest beaches aren’t necessarily on the coast of Mexico or the islands of Bali. In fact, they’re tucked away at the southern end of Portugal in Lagos. Perfect white sand surrounding by stunning red rock formations jutting up out of the water. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? I’ll do you one better: whether you’re just dipping our toes into adventure travel or have been going adventuring for...

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How to Hike the Lagos Cliffs and See the Best Beaches in Lagos

Madison staring out at the cliffs of Lagos, Portugal

Hiking the Lagos cliffs is the perfect way to see some amazing Algarve coastline, visit some of the best beaches in Lagos, and check out the famous Ponta da Piedade. Here’s a guide on how to hike the cliffs of Lagos, Portugal. After about a week and a half of traveling on my own in Portugal, I was joined by my good friend Madison (who I visited last summer in Colorado) for five days in Lagos, Portugal. During our first few days there, we kept hearing about this awesome hike along the cliffs, but we couldn’t find any guides online. So finally, Madison and I decided to just wing it and,...

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How to Take a Vienna to Salzburg Day Trip

View of a church from a random viewpoint on the walk up to the Salzburg Fortress

Although it can be a bit of a trek, a Vienna to Salzburg day trip is totally doable. This post covers how to make the best of your Vienna to Salzburg day trip, including how to get from Vienna to Salzburg and all of the best things to do in Salzburg. When Astrid and Leoni first suggested taking a day trip to Salzburg from Vienna, I thought they were crazy. A two-hour train ride away, a Vienna to Salzburg day trip is never something that I would attempt on my own. But they were insistent, and because I was pretty excited about the idea of seeing Salzburg again (I first visited the summer...

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18 Vienna Pictures that Will Make You Book a Plane Ticket

Addie running towards Schönnbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

These 18 Vienna pictures perfectly showcase the beauty of the Austrian capital and will inspire you to plan your next trip there. I knew going into our trip to Vienna that I was going to be blown away by how beautiful of a city it was. And I was definitely not disappointed. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Vienna is beautiful and so so photogenic. Daniel and I spent 5 days in Vienna exploring the city with our friends Astrid and Leoni, who live/lived in Vienna (Astrid was studying abroad there) and showed us all of the best spots. As per usual, I took loads of pictures (really there was...

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Addie in Salzburg, Austria

Hi, I’m Addie!

Two years ago, I moved across the pond from small-town Illinois to the UK to attend university. Now I’m doing my best to see as much of Europe as I can while I’m here.

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