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Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

When I first mentioned Portugal, my roommate gave me plenty of recommendations. He had just gone a month earlier and was one of the reasons…

Traveling Solo for the First Time

Traveling Solo for the First Time

This beginning of the end of my year in Spain starts with my solo trip to Lisbon. (And first solo trip eva.) Now starts, after a 3 month…

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

I had never been to Portugal. In fact, I can honestly say it never really was high on my list. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because in a way it…

The Time Fiestas Got the Better of Me

The Time Fiestas Got the Better of Me

Every town in Spain has a saint (so far as I know) that they celebrate during a four-day festival, fiestas, every year. March 2nd to 6th was…

A Weekend Trip to Bilbao, Spain

A Weekend Trip to Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao. One of the top destinations in Northern Spain. Unlike the south of Spain, the North only has a handful of big cities that tend to…

When It’s Too Cold to Feel Your Toes Zurich, Switzerland

When It’s Too Cold to Feel Your Toes Zurich, Switzerland

Zürich I don’t recall a time in my life when I was quiet as cold as I happened to be while in Zürich, Switzerland. Toes frozen, fingers numb…

The Beginning of Christmas in Spain

The Beginning of Christmas in Spain

Lights and Decorations Christmas in Spain is a big holiday hello Roman Catholics. All the cities bring out the lights, the Christmas trees…

Hot Springs of Arnedillo, Spain

Hot Springs of Arnedillo, Spain

Hot Springs and Dinosaur Fossils Two things that are mentioned to me about La Rioja that strike me as so very random: Hot Springs and…

A Day in Howth, Ireland

A Day in Howth, Ireland

I always forget that Ireland is an island and that water isn’t very far away no matter where you are. And of course, once you realize that…