Month: August 2018

Perfectly Porto

Perfectly Porto

  After many weeks on the road stopping a few days in each location, we wanted to find a place to stay put for a bit, take it slow and recharge. Y had heard great things about Porto so we decided to go. Even though…

Packing Necessities

Packing Necessities

The following are a list of our indispensibles on this trip.  Most of these links are affiliates, which help fund our trip! FOR ANY TRIP LENGTH PACKING CUBES These sound lame, but truly once you use them you will be a believer.  We share the…

Biking Around the Beauty of Bordeaux

Biking Around the Beauty of Bordeaux

Watching the World Cup Winners #allezlesbleus We already knew finding a seat to watch the 2018 World Cup would be hard.  We had experienced increasing difficulty in Nice for the semis and Marseilles for the quarters, and Portugal and Spain for the groups.  We noticed…

Livin’ la vida Lisbon

Livin’ la vida Lisbon

Lisboa is super colorful and cute, reminds us a bit of San Francisco with the hills, cable cars, and oh yeah, the “golden gate bridge.”  We loved the laidback vibes and excellent food.  Everyone, even the visitors, were friendly.. we chatted with Barcelonans and Americans…

Rome & a Trip to Tivoli

Rome & a Trip to Tivoli

Rome was our last stop in Italy. To be honest neither of us had very high expectations for Rome. We’d both been before. It’s hot. It’s crowded and you’re always on high alert for pickpockets, bad restaurants, and tourist traps. But we came to meet friends…

Frolicking in Florence

Frolicking in Florence

Florence is as fabulous as they all say.  Here were our favorites: View this post on Instagram David got back. 🍑⠀ A post shared by Y+L travelers (@ourthirdyear) on Jun 26, 2018 at 9:34am PDT See Duomo (★★★) Duh, of course you have to see this. …

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

View this post on Instagram “Here’s looking at you, kid.” -Casablanca A post shared by Y+L travelers (@ourthirdyear) on Jul 26, 2018 at 2:36pm PDT After several weeks of non-stop sightseeing we decided to slow down a bit and catch our breaths.  We’d heard a…

Relaxing in Altea

Relaxing in Altea

After being on the road so many days, we decided we needed a quick breather and booked a nice seaside apartment near Altea. It was the perfect spot to relax and not do anything for a while and we’ve got the step count to prove…

Pitstop in Tarragona

Pitstop in Tarragona

Tarragona Circ Roma Tarragona is a quick 1.5 hour drive from Barcelona and was a real surprise for us. The main attraction here is the Circ Roma which is a Roman Circus (horse racing track) ruin. Think the Colosseum but a bit smaller and way…

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona was our first stop in Spain and we came looking for Gaudi, Jamon and Tapas. We’re happy to report that we found found all the things we’re looking for. Here are the highlights and tips from our 5 day stay in Barcelona. Things to…