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Trams in Lisbon, Portugal | Visiting Lisbon with Kids

10 Tips For Visiting Lisbon With Kids

Portugal’s family-focused culture creates a welcoming atmosphere for even the youngest travelers. I think a large part of why I fell in love with Lisbon so quickly was how friendly Lisboetas were towards me and my son. Lisbon was my first trip after moving…

June 28, 2017
Porto City Center | Photos of Porto, Portugal

19 Places You Can’t Miss in Portugal

It only took one day to fall in love with Portugal. But, spending two months in this country really sealed the deal, and now it’s vying for the top spot as my absolute favorite country in Europe. Portugal may be on the smaller side, but…

January 25, 2017
Porto, Portugal | Lisbon vs Porto: How to pick the best city for your next trip to Portugal!

Exploring Portugal: Lisbon vs Porto

Sometimes we have to make hard choices. Like ice cream or gelato. Beaches or mountains. Lisbon or Porto. Portugal has fast become one of my favorite countries in Europe, and Lisbon and Porto are two of my favorite cities. These two towns are only…

December 28, 2016
Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal | The best day trip from Lisbon | How to spend one day in Sintra, Portugal

A Day Trip To Sintra: A Palace Packed Day Trip from Lisbon

The colorful hill town of Sintra boasts three palaces, an old Moorish Castle, a gothic mansion, and miles of forested hiking paths. It easily makes my list of the places you can’t miss when visiting Portugal. A day trip to Sintra is a chance…

October 31, 2016

8 Desserts You Must Eat in Portugal

You can hardly walk a block in Lisbon without passing a bakery or pastry shop. To say the Portuguese like their sweets is a bit of understatement, which means we fit right in. 🙂 We made it our mission to try almost every pastry…

October 26, 2016
Praia da Ribeira Beach in Cascais, Portugal | A Day Trip to Cascais: The Best Beach Escape from Lisbon

A Day Trip to Cascais: The Best Beach Escape from Lisbon

Whenever we find ourselves walking through a quaint old town near the ocean, eventually one of us wonders aloud, “would you want to retire here?” The other responds with a list of some of the pros or cons, and then usually muses allowed, “I…

September 21, 2016
Streets of Príncipe Real in Lisbon, Portugal | With incredible views, unique shops and a fun atmosphere, don't miss the neighborhood of Principe Real on your trip to Lisbon, Portugal

Príncipe Real: My Favorite Neighborhood in Lisbon

Anyone who’s visited Lisbon and probably every guidebook will tell you that you can’t go to Lisbon and not see the Alfama neighborhood. And they’re right. The Alfama has the deepest history. It was one of the only areas spared from the 1755 earthquake/tsunami/fire…

September 19, 2016
The Best Pastel De Nata in Lisbon at Manteigaria

The Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon

When we moved to Lisbon for the summer, I made it my mission to find the best pastel de nata in town. If you haven’t had the pleasure of indulging in a pastel de nata yet, it’s a warm, creamy egg custard tart, with a flaky crust…

August 11, 2016