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24 hours in Sintra

Sintra, Portugal

When we went to Portugal last spring, we made our home base in Lisbon and booked a day trip out to Sintra. I’ll be honest and say that Rick and I did not do much planning for this trip and kind of just went along for the ride with what my family wanted to do,

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Belem Tower


Belém Tower: it’s an iconic part of Lisbon and the most famous landmark of Portugal. This UNESCO World Heritage Site symbolizes the Age of Discoveries and achieved this designation in 1983.  It’s also one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal! I know, I’m wasting all my fun facts about the Belém Tower right in my


Travel Portuguese: Useful phrases

Lisbon's Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

We’re getting ever closer to our trip to Portugal and though we’ve got out travel itinerary pretty much nailed down, we still have to perfect a few phrases we’ll be using as we travel around Lisbon! I love learning new languages and while I have no hopes of being fluent in Portuguese by the time

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5 fun facts about Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

We’re at the final countdown! One month to go until we’re exploring Portugal! We cannot wait to get back to Europe and cross another amazing country off our travel bucket list! We’ have our eyes on Portugal for awhile now but it’s crazy to think that it’s actually becoming a reality and soon enough we’ll

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Bucket List: Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Rick and I absolutely loved Spain and I think it’s time we add their next door neighbor to our future travel destinations! From historic landmarks to incredible wine, Portugal is definitely calling our name. Now that we’ve added it to the list, here are a few of the top things to do on our Portugal