Tag: portugal

  • Visiting Sintra from Lisbon

    Visiting Sintra from Lisbon

    Sintra is a magical Portuguese town just a short train ride from Lisbon where you’ll see the kinds of castles and palaces that belong in fairy tales. So is it possible to visit Sintra from Lisbon? Absolutely. Here’s how and what you can expect to await you there. Getting there and back Sintra is well-connected…

  • Things to do in Lisbon

    Things to do in Lisbon

    Though much of Lisbon feels like a generic European city, there are some nice sites and experiences that set it apart from other cities in Portugal. If you’re visiting for a few days, these are the things to do in Lisbon that you probably don’t want to miss. Jeronimos Monastery Judging by the hours’ long…

  • Could I Live Here? Lisbon Edition

    Could I Live Here? Lisbon Edition

    Lisbon is like the San Francisco of Europe, and while I don’t hate it nearly as much as I do San Francisco, it doesn’t really speak to me as a place to live. For starters, it doesn’t have enough of a unique charm, and it’s way too busy. And that’s just the tip of the…

  • Lisbon travel tips

    Lisbon travel tips

    Portugal’s vibrant and exhausting capital has a lot to offer. The city certainly has its ups and downs, figuratively and literally. Knowing what to expect can better help you navigate some of Lisbon’s intricacies. So allow my Lisbon travel tips to guide your planning. Public transportation is ubiquitous but consistently late Lisbon has an extensive…

  • Europe’s best winter beach destinations

    Europe’s best winter beach destinations

    Once the Christmas markets have closed up for the year, the dark and freezing European winter can really suck the life out of you. And all I can think about when I haven’t left the apartment for days at a time is being on a hot beach. Continental Europe is definitely not the best place…

  • Best glamping rentals on Airbnb

    Best glamping rentals on Airbnb

    It’s been a tough year for travel, and not everyone is willing to get on a crowded plane to go get potentially sick in another city. In order to get away, many people have turned to the great outdoors. But let’s face it, camping in tents is not for everyone. Luckily, those of us looking…