Europe

If you Google “things to do in Portugal,” there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to show up on just about any list you find: taking a day trip to Sintra. Sintra is a town in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, about an hour northwest of Lisbon. The region is hilly, forested, and dotted with fairytale-like…
When you travel often, whether for work or fun, it can be tricky to find a destination and travel style that’s truly unique and beyond expectations. Introducing island hopping in Croatia on a sailing adventure! You don’t need to limit Read more >
A few years ago, Portugal as a whole was an under-the-radar destination in Europe. It was affordable to visit, had relatively warm weather year-round, and was home to great food and wine – and yet nobody really seemed to know about it. Well, the secret is out, guys. Today, Portugal still has a great climate…
A few years ago, Portugal as a whole was an under-the-radar destination in Europe. It was affordable to visit, had relatively warm weather year-round, and was home to great food and wine – and yet nobody really seemed to know about it. Well, the secret is out, guys. Today, Portugal still has a great climate…
Let’s get one thing straight first: I LOVE Iceland. I’ve been to Iceland three times in the last decade, and often tell people it’s one of the most unique countries I’ve visited. Iceland has volcanos and and glaciers and black sand beaches and even fjords; in short, it’s a dream destination for a landscape-loving, adventure-seeker…
When it comes to Christmas markets in Europe, no one does them better than Germany. Which makes sense, since the Germans pretty much invented them. The Christmas market – also known as the Christkindlmarkt (Christ child market) or Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Eve market) – is a tradition that began in the German-speaking parts of Europe way back in the…
Norway is one of my favorite countries in the world in which to travel. It’s organized, it’s safe, it’s clean, and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful no matter which way you look. And this applies no matter what *season* you visit Norway in, too. While the summer months are high season in Norway for people to go…
Let’s be honest: Greenland isn’t exactly a “hot” travel destination (ha, pun totally intended) for most people; it’s remote and expensive to get to and not very warm; in fact, many people don’t even realize that you CAN travel to Greenland. But here’s the thing: Greenland is actually a fascinating and beautiful place to travel!…
When I told people I was traveling to Greenland, I got one of two reactions. In the first reaction, their eyes would light up and they’d say something like “Oooo I’ve always wanted to go there!” In the second reaction, they’d scrunch up their face in mild confusion and say something along the lines of…
“Gesundheit!!” my dad said, when I told him where we’d be going on one of our day tours while in Iceland. I rolled my eyes; after a few days on the road, the Dad Jokes were already getting to me. “No, it’s a real place!” I insisted. “Though it does kind of look like another…

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