Athens Off The Beaten Track Walking Tour

We were treated to a wonderful introduction to Athens, Greece compliments of This Is My Athens. Not your typical tour, our guide, Katerina, took us to places that we never would have thought to venture off to on our own. What makes us so special to deserve this honor? Nothing at all. The tour is a free … Read more

Segovia Spain – A Day Trip From Madrid You Can’t Miss

Segovia Spain Aqueduct

Segovia is an easy day trip from Madrid. It’s a short 25 minute ride by high speed train, but feels like a world away the minute you arrive. It is best known for for its amazingly well preserved 2000 year old aqueduct built during Roman times. The ancient structure is composed of huge stones held together … Read more

Toledo Spain in Photos

Toledo Spain Narrow Street

Toledo Spain is a medieval city about 25 minutes by high speed train from of Madrid. It is a great day trip from Madrid for those who love wandering through small cobbled side streets and enjoying views of gilded churches, ancient walls that surround the city. Or, just sitting outside in a small cafe and soaking … Read more

Madrid Tapas Cooking Class

Madrid Tapas Cooking Class

Madrid, Spain’s cuisine is best known for its tapas. Friendly little bars throughout the city offer up small plates with various snacks to go with your drink. They range from a simple bowl of potato chips or olives to a more substantial wedge of Spanish Tortilla (a sort of omelette most commonly made with egg, … Read more

10 Things To Do In Porto Portugal

Things To Do in Porto Portugal

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. With roughly 200,000 inhabitants it is less than half the size of it’s rival city and capital of Portugal, Lisbon. But arguably Porto’s smaller size is part of its charm. During your stay you will find a city with a rich history and fierce pride as it shoulders an economic … Read more

Sintra – Palaces and Secret Passages Await You

Moorsish Castle in Sintra Portugal

Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with amazing architecture from the 12th to the 19th Century, and is only about 40 minutes away by train. Going there as a day trip was the first recommendation we received when asking locals what we should do during our stay. Needless to say, we took the trip. Twice. And … Read more

12 Things To Do In Lisbon Portugal

Eduardo Park Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Portugal is a vibrant European City with a rich history and numerous sights to entice visitors from around the world. Here is a list of must-see places if you get the opportunity to visit: 1. Look Down the Portuguese Pavement The first thing to see in Lisbon is as easy as watching your step. Some … Read more

Cooking Lisbon Cooking Class: Deliciously Fun

Lisbon Cooking Class

Sean and I recently took a cooking class with Cooking Lisbon and found we came out with a lot more than full stomachs and a handful of recipes.  We met some wonderful people, got some great travel advice and learned things about the food and culture of Lisbon that made us feel more connected to the … Read more

Lisbon, Portugal – Along The Waterfront

lisbonwaterfront

Any visit to Lisbon should include a wandering along the waterfront. Along the Tagus (Tejo) river, you will find everything from Lisbon’s highly acclaimed aquarium to numerous outdoor cafes, along with some of Lisbon’s most famed tourist attractions. Belem Exploring the Belem Region alone can take a good part of the day. Belem is an area … Read more

Pontone – A Walk Back In Time

My favorite day in Sorrento was a complete surprise.  I read plenty of guide books, watched all of the travel channel shows and thumbed through magazines before heading to the Almafi coast, but nothing really prepared me for Pontone. Or, more accurately, the hike to Pontone. My husband and I started out taking the ferry from … Read more