• A bird's eye view of Lisbon, Portugal
    Europe Travel,  Featured,  Travel Photography

    22 Stunning Pictures of Portugal That WIll Inspire You To Go

    Perhaps one of my favorite trips in recent memory was the 2 weeks I spent traveling solo through the captivating country of Portugal. From the colorful cities to the magical small towns and jaw-dropping nature, Portugal can be whatever you want it to be. These 22 pictures of Portugal prove just that. Pictures of Portugal Portugal is a country of color. In Porto, the red rooftops and brightly-painted houses brighten even the darkest of days… In Lisbon, the story is much the same: colorful walls, beautiful tiles, and red-top roofs stretching for miles… But they take their own unique spin on things too… In small-town Aveiro, the eye-catching moliceiros (boats)…

  • A bird's eye view of Lisbon, Portugal
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    2 Weeks in Portugal // The Complete Itinerary

    Planning on spending 2 weeks in Portugal? Here is the perfect two week Portugal itinerary for first-timers. When I first started planning my 2 weeks in Portugal I was totally overwhelmed by all of the places there were to go. Not only were there all of the obvious choices like Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, but just a quick flip through my Lonely Planet guidebook let me know that there was a lot more of Portugal to uncover. From beautiful beaches to wineries to amazing hikes, it seemed like Portugal really did have it all. In the end, I ended up choosing four places that I was really drawn in…

  • A lemon tree peeking over a wall in Obidos, Portugal
    Budget Travel,  Europe Travel

    Portugal on a Budget // What I Spent in 2 Weeks in 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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    Ogling Obidos // Magical Things to Do in Obidos, Portugal in Two Days

    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 second I saw a picture of the medieval walled city of Obidos, Portugal I knew that I had to go. So after an amazing two days in Aveiro, it was time to set off to the next small Portuguese city that was calling my name. Going between two smaller cities more often visited as day trips from Porto and Lisbon meant several connections and a multiple-hour train journey that would have…