Category Archives: World

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! Looking… Read More


Lisbon, Portugal Part II

With so many wonderful things to see and do in Lisbon, just one blog post wasn’t enough. I hope you enjoyed touring through the Alfama and the Baixa neighborhoods in my previous blog; Lisbon, Portugal Part I! Continuing my tour of Lisbon’s eclectic neighborhoods, this post will guide you through the Bairro Alto and Belém… 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! Looking for more on Portugal? Explore our other great Portugal… Read More


Postcard from Portugal

Hello from Portugal! Just wanted to share a few (unedited) photos that I have captured thus far on my trip. I am loving my time here! Portugal has welcomed me with friendly locals, sunny skies, and beautiful scenery! Only half way through my trip, and I have taken loads of photos and drank my body-weight in… Read More

Québec City, Québec

Québec City, Québec

After our pleasant stay in Montréal and the beautiful drive along the Chemin du Roy, we were excited to explore Québec City, Québec! While most of our time was spent in Vieux (Old) Québec, I was pleasantly surprised at how vibrant Québec City is, with more to offer than just the historic district. This beautiful city offers… Read More

Montréal, Québec Part II

Montréal, Québec Part II

Happy Friday!! I hope you enjoyed my last blog post, Montréal Part I! Montréal is a beautiful city, and fall’s colorful abundance made it even more stunning to enjoy. With an eclectic mix of a modern downtown, preserved historic district, beautiful parks, cool neighborhoods, great bars and restaurants, and easy, safe public transportation system, Montréal… Read More