The 5 most beautiful places near Barcelona

There was no shortage of things to see, do, and eat in Barcelona. We spent three days in the Catalonian capital checking out Gaudi’s stunning architecture, learning about its remarkable history, eating mouthwatering tapas, and soaking up the local vibe. However, there was a lot more to Catalonia than its…

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How to spend three days in Barcelona

Have you ever visited a place and then left wanting to move there one day? That’s what happened this past summer, after we spent three days in Barcelona. Although it wasn’t long enough to see everything the city has to offer, we were absolutely in love with the capital of…

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A day trip to Óbidos

When I started planning our trip to Portugal, I thought we would be able to see most of the country in an eight-day tour. After searching for places to visit near Lisbon, I realized that although Portugal may be small (about the size of Maine), there is so much to…

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A 3-day trip to Lisbon

During our 3-day trip to Lisbon, I felt at home like no other place I have ever visited. History explains my level of comfort. I am a Brazilian who was born and raised in Bahia, a state in the Northeast of Brazil. When the Portuguese explorers arrived on the Bahian…

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