Valencia

Valencia

Valencia We really enjoyed Valencia. It was the perfect blend of a big enough city where there’s a ton of things to see and do but not so big that it felt overrun with tourists. Our Airbnb was great – probably the most organized host 

Sintra Stole Our Hearts – The Day Trip You Must Take

Sintra Stole Our Hearts – The Day Trip You Must Take

A day trip to Sintra is a MUST do from Lisbon.  Admittedly, there was one place in Sintra that snatched most of our time and interest and that is Quinta da Regaleira (more details below).  But it is totally understandable why this town was a 

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 

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 

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

After several weeks of non-stop sightseeing we decided to slow down a bit and catch our breaths.  We’d heard a lot of great things about Tuscany so we decided to book an “agriturismo” stay and stay put for a couple of days.  To be fair, 

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 Parma

Pitstop in Parma

  On our way from Lake Como to Cinque Terra, we stopped by this town to stroll around because we love the prosciutto.  Unfortunately, we did not have any parma here, we do recommend the following: Duomo di Parma (★) Free!  A nice, quiet church with 

Ciao Milano

Ciao Milano

After Paris, Milan seemed a bit gray, dull even, the threat of thunderstorms not helping her cause.  However, we lucked out with only scatterings of rain during our brief passing through this city.  Milano also delighted us with bright spots and we enjoyed this industrial city 

Why You Need to Bike in Paris

Why You Need to Bike in Paris

Paris was the perfect way to kick off the trip.  We had a relatively short 10-hour flight that got us in just in time for a walk through Le Marais neighborhood and an easy dinner at a famous falafel shop. My last time here was