Our Time In Tamarindo, Costa Rica

After our time in Monteverde, we wanted to explore the Pacific Ocean side of the country. There were a number of different towns that popped up on our list of considerations, but a few factors led us to pick Tamarindo as the winner – the largest of which was it being within driving distance ofContinue reading “Our Time In Tamarindo, Costa Rica”

Driving In Costa Rica

Wild and wonderful Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia meaning you could drive around the entire country pending you were staying long enough. While major highways are paved, many other side roads are not. Combine this with how much rain the rainforest gets and you’ll want to carefully consider what type ofContinue reading “Driving In Costa Rica”

3 Books To Delve Deeper Into Your Travels

Sometimes we read for fantasy, but other times we want to learn. As you explore your corner of the world and learn the stories of people you meet, there are instances where you’ll want to know just a little bit more. Why are things the way they are? What molded history in a manner thatContinue reading “3 Books To Delve Deeper Into Your Travels”

[Quick Read] We’re Finally Going…

Last year, you read about how we had to change our trip to Costa Rica last minute. Almost exactly one year later, we are finally making that trip happen. Rachel approached me last month and said she wanted to do a quiet, easy getaway where we could relax and not have to worry about rushingContinue reading “[Quick Read] We’re Finally Going…”

A Day In Sintra – Part 2

In the last post, I talked about getting to Sintra and making your way through the historic downtown to Pena Palace. In this post, we’ll explore the colorful castle, as well as other nearby sites. Palácio da Pena Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, began its history as a monastery before the great 1755Continue reading “A Day In Sintra – Part 2”

A Day In Sintra – Part 1

If you’re staying in Lisbon for more than a couple days, I highly suggest spending at least half a day exploring the nearby town of Sintra. In this post, I’ll share how to get there, what to do, and how much it may cost you. Getting There Let’s get two of the options out ofContinue reading “A Day In Sintra – Part 1”

What To Do In Lisbon – 7 Things To Do In The City Of Seven Hills (and 2 fun day trips!)

Lisbon is a fascinating city with tons of history and something for people of all interests to enjoy. From foodie stops to museums to Instagram-worthy sites, you’ll find it all in the City of Seven Hills. With the increasing popularity of budget airlines, many are offering free stopovers in their home city and TAP AirContinue reading “What To Do In Lisbon – 7 Things To Do In The City Of Seven Hills (and 2 fun day trips!)”

Quick Read: A Day Trip to Olhão

As mentioned in my last post about what to do in Faro for 2-3 days, I suggested taking a quick and easy train ride over to the water-side town of Olhão. Arriving beside the courthouse, you take a walk through the town until you pop out by a Continente grocery store and now you canContinue reading “Quick Read: A Day Trip to Olhão”

How To Spend 2-3 Days in Faro, Portugal

As part of our contingency plan to deviate from Seville, Spain and avoid crossing borders more than necessary during COVID, we ended up taking a train from Porto down to Faro. When To Go We left the northern city on a Saturday morning and departed Faro on Tuesday, essentially giving us a weekend in theContinue reading “How To Spend 2-3 Days in Faro, Portugal”

The Algarve – Hiking The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail

Finding the silver lining in an otherwise uncertain situation is among the best tools for enjoying life and travel. While COVID-19 has created innumerable hardships, it is how we ended up with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world to ourselves. During our recent trip to Portugal, we had originally planned to slideContinue reading “The Algarve – Hiking The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail”