• Europe Travel

    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 years, Lagos…

  • Madison staring out at the cliffs of Lagos, Portugal
    Europe Travel

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

    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…

  • An old stone wall stretching across a field in the Lake District, UK
    Europe Travel

    Love and Lambs in the Lake District // Our Perfect 4 Day Romantic Lake District Break

    From gorgeous hikes to cute hideaway cafes, now is the perfect time to take a romantic Lake District break. There has never been a time in the last few years of living in the UK where I haven’t wanted to go to the Lake District. With its rolling hills and lakes covered in mist, there really is no place that epitomizes the United Kingdom better. And yet somehow, it kept not happening. Like, I would keep looking at hotels and sticking in dates but then never actually taking the leap and booking a stay. I would see other people’s posts on their blogs and social media and think to myself:…

  • Emerald Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
    North America Travel

    Finding Radiance in the Rocky Mountains // Hiking Emerald Lake Trail

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Finding radiance in Rocky Mountain National Park is not a hard thing to do. After all, it’s a part of the most beautiful mountain range in the world. But, having not been there since I was a kid, I was determined to find the most beautiful part of Rocky Mountain National Park that I could. And I think I did a pretty good job (and by I, I mean Madison, because she did…

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    North America Travel

    Dehydration & Deities // An Afternoon at Garden of the Gods

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! After a ridiculously long day in Boulder, we decided to sleep in the next morning and get a late start to the following day. Of course, this probably wasn’t the most strategic thing we could have done, given that the following day was Father’s Day, but we were exhausted and not exactly thinking straight. Oops. Garden of the Gods We arrived at Garden of the Gods a little after noon and stopped…

  • Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    Hiking Mount Rigi // The Perfect Day Trip from Lucerne

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! The last time I was in Switzerland, it was with my family the summer before I started fifth grade. I was ten years old, just entering puberty, and at the prime age for complaining and refusing to do things with my family. As you can probably expect from any ten year old, I was no fun. We would go on hikes and I would complain the whole way. My parents paid the astronomical…