Category: Travel

Faro, Algarve

How to Plan A Trip to the Algarve – Beyond the Beaches!

The Algarve is the much-beloved summer southern destination of both Portuguese and Europeans alike, with a stunning topography of golden cliffs descending to meet the Atlantic Sea. Many hotels here even offer elevators to reach the beach below! …

Budapest

10 Things to Do In Budapest

Budapest is a fantastic city to spend a long weekend or to linger a little longer during a multi-stop Europe trip.  If you’re boarding a Danube river cruise here, I highly encourage you to arrive a few days …

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling: 7 Tips To Help You Avoid Getting Sick

There’s nothing quite like taking a vacation to get your mind and body back in shape. Being able to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life is a huge benefit of travel, but unfortunately, that also means exposure …

Portimao

Best Algarve Towns for History Lovers

Explore the best towns of Algarve, Portugal and discover its rich history. From the Moorish influences to its colonial past, uncover the diverse and unique cultural heritage of this beautiful region, and uncover the many attractions that makes it a must-visit destination.

Banff Mountain Town

Eight Things To Do in Banff

Banff is a fantastic town in the Canadian Rockies that’s well worth a multi-day stay, perhaps on your trip with Rocky Mountaineer.  Wondering what to do with your free time here?  Here are my top suggestions.   Please note:  …

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8 Things To Do in Cartagena, Colombia

On my most recently visit to Cartagena, I stayed at the incredible Casa San Agustin hotel – one of the top boutique hotels in the city, a member of both Leading Hotels of the World and Virtuoso. It was so wonderful being back in Colombia – the friendliness of the local people, the vibrancy of the culture, the incredible culinary opportunities, and the gorgeous architecture of this colonial walled city remains just breathtaking!
Read my article to find out more about this beautiful hotel as well as my top tips for things to do in Cartagena.

Wachau Valley Danube River Cruise

7 incredible countries you’ll explore on a Danube River Cruise

In Central and Eastern Europe, you’ll find some of the most spectacular landscapes, architecture—castles, churches and war memorials—as well as some of the most colorful, inviting cultures in the world.  But what’s the best way to see it all? A river cruise down the Danube River, of course.

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The best places in Portugal for history lovers

For tourists with a penchant for history, Portugal remains a very popular destination, with 17 UNESCO world heritage sites and thousands of years of history to discover. Whether you are spending time in the bustling metropolises or venturing further off the beaten track, there are plenty of prominent historic sites for you to discover right across the country. Here are 3 of the best places in Portugal for history lovers.

What to pack on UnCruise in Alaska

What to pack for UnCruise in Alaska

Are you unsure of what to pack for your UnCruise in Alaska?  It’s one of my favorite ways to experience Alaska and you can read my previous trip report here. UnCruise does a great job of telling you …

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Best Things to do in Lisbon and Porto That Aren’t Touristy

Since I’ve been to Lisbon more times than I can count (and lived there!), I wanted to share some of my favorite things to do that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path.  I still recommend visiting all the popular sites like St George’s Castle, the Jeronimos Monastery, or wandering around the Alfama neighborhood, but here are my personal favorites if you have visited previously or like to get off the beaten path a little bit – or want suggestions for a rainy day!