Category Archives: Portugal


Sintra, Portugal

Lisbon is a charming and historical city to explore, but Sintra, a fairytale of a town, is located just 15-miles northwest of Lisbon. With a quick 45-minute train ride (catch the train from Rossio Station in Lisbon), Sintra makes a great day trip from Lisbon! Keep reading for a mini guide to Sintra, Portugal! Sintra… Read More



Lisbon, Portugal Part I

Portugal has been on my travel wish list for several years. There was just something about the rich history, clay-tiled roofed buildings, inviting coastal villages, and the beautiful scenery that pulled on my heartstrings. While Portugal doesn’t have the glitz and glamour of other well-known European countries, it outshines the larger and more visited European… Read More


Why Visit Portugal?

Prior to my trip, I was asked “why visit Portugal?” and my response was always “why not visit Portugal?” After visiting this wonderful country, I wanted to provide a few of my favorite reasons why I loved Portugal, and maybe convince others to visit lovely Portugal! 1. History: Portugal became a recognized independent country in 1143… Read More