• 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 train going over a viaduct in a snowy mountain landscape
    Europe Travel

    34 Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter

    Fewer crowds, Christmas markets, and even the chance to see the northern lights… here are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter! Whether you’re anxious to find some winter sun or experience the coziness of wrapping up while it snows outside, Europe in winter has so much to offer. Of course, I haven’t been able to visit all of the best places to visit in Europe in winter (yet), so I reached out to a few of my fellow bloggers for their suggestions! Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter: WESTERn Europe Amsterdam, the Netherlands Recommended by Karen of Local Holland Amsterdam, the Netherlands is…

  • 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,…

  • 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…