• Addie staring out across Lisbon from a viewpoint
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    Lazing Around Lisbon // A First-Timers Lazy Itinerary for 4 Days in Lisbon

    A few years ago, Lisbon would have classified as an off-the-beaten-track destination. But nowadays, it’s one of the most trendy cities to visit in Europe. Going into my 4 days in Lisbon (on a longer, two week trip through Portugal), I was told time and time again how much I would love Lisbon. For the most part, I definitely believed what I was being told. But I was also worried that it was being overhyped. Or that, a week into my trip, I would be super exhausted and wouldn’t be able to experience everything that Lisbon had to offer. Thankfully, I didn’t actually have anything to worry about. Lisbon was…

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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…

  • A canal in Aveiro at sunset
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    10 Delightful Things to Do in Aveiro, Portugal in Two Days

    Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links I will receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Aveiro, Portugal is an absolutely beautiful little city just a 40 minute train ride from Porto. Because of this, it’s a popular day trip from Porto. But if you want to dedicate a little bit more time to the colorful city, then there are more than enough things to do in Aveiro, Portugal to occupy your time. In an attempt to either convince you to spend the night in Aveiro or provide you with information if you already have, I decided to…

  • Moliceiro boats and palm trees in Aveiro, Portugal
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    23 Aveiro, Portugal Pictures That Will Make You Book a Plane Ticket

    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! I had literally never heard of Aveiro, Portugal before starting to research places to visit in Portugal. But then it kept popping up on lists of day trips from Porto, and, drawn in by the nickname the “Venice of Portugal” and the gorgeous Aveiro, Portugal pictures, I knew I was going to have to visit. It turned out that Aveiro was anything BUT the “Venice of Portugal”. Sure, there are the canals…

  • A view of the tops of buildings in Porto, Portugal
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    You’re Allowed To Be Sad When You Travel: Porto Edition

    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! I arrived in Porto, Portugal only a few minutes before 11 PM on the first night of my spring break. There I was greeted by a cheery man and the fanciest shared shuttle service of all time: a leather-seated sedan I had all to myself. I guess my flight was late enough that no one else wanted to share. And at only €8 direct from the airport to my hostel, there was…

  • View from the MIRADOURO DE NOSSA SENHORA DO MONTE LISBON PORTUGAL
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    How I Became the Queen of the Hills with We Hate Tourism Tours Lisbon

    Please note: I was welcomed as a guest on We Hate Tourism Tours King of the Hills Tour in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. Imagine cruising through the streets of Lisbon in an open top Jeep, wind whipping through your hair as you explore the best viewpoints in Lisbon and are guided through the history of the city. Sounds amazing, right? Well, this dream can be your reality if you want. For one of the best tours in Lisbon, Portugal all you have to do is hit up We Hate Tourism Tours for their King of the Hills tour. I promise you won’t…