Spend 4 perfect days in the Algarve

Spend 4 perfect days in the Algarve

You haven’t experienced European beach culture until you visit the Algarve. From partygoers in Lagos to birdwatchers in Ria Formosa park, to mini surfing villages in the Western Algarve there’s a scene for everyone. This long weekend guide is sure to please those looking for a little tasting of all parts of the Algarve, including seeing one …

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Hiking the edge of Europe in Portugal

We walk a lot. We even hike sometimes. I would even dare to say that I have strong hiking legs. So when we had the opportunity to hike through Cascais-Sintra Natural Park with Walk Hike Portugal we couldn’t turn it down. What we didn’t know when signing up for this adventure was that we would experience a …

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24 hours in Edinburgh and why you need a longer visit

When my best friend was here in May, we flew to Edinburgh on a too early 6 a.m. flight and spent a magical day traversing Diagon-alley like streets, tiptoeing through a haunted graveyard housing graves that inspired the characters in the Harry Potter series, pretending we were buying books at Flourish and Blotts, and dreaming of drinking pints at the Leaky …

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10 steps to planning the perfect vacation

I’m a weirdo. I LOVE planning vacations and trips. Even if they aren’t my own trips, I absolutely love researching places around the world. In fact, the perfect weekend for me is browsing through Bloglovin’s and Pinterest and planning my next dream vacation (even if that vacation never happens). While travel planning can be very …

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Road tripping the Western Algarve, Portugal

During our four days in the Algarve last month (tip: mid-September is an AMAZING time to visit this beautiful region) we were based in the beautiful town of Ferragudo (blog post coming soon!). We had heard about the stark contrast of the different regions of the Algarve and decided to head for a day trip …

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Four must see castles in Scotland

In 2001, at the peak of my awkward middle school years, Princess Diaries was released. Although I was too old to dream about waking up and finding my prince charming I still wished that somebody would come and tell me that I was actually a princess of some long-lost land and that they would fix …

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