If you are ever in Porto, Portugal, I would highly recommend you to visit the UNESCO world heritage region of Douro Valley nearby.
Undulating hills, lush-green terraced vineyards, sumptuous orange trees, and a magnificent Douro River snaking through them all – Douro Valley is a place of absolute beauty.
And do not forget to ride the train from Porto to Douro Valley for your day trip. That makes the trip even more memorable.
Dreaming about a trip to Lisbon? Then, I am sure you are thinking of adding Belem Tower in your itinerary.
Here’s my ultimate guide to planning your trip to Torre de Belem. Everything you need to know – history, fun facts, tickets, queues, photo ops, and what not! Make your tour memorable.
One of the most beautiful cities in northern Italy, Bologna is home to some to incredible architecture with red roofs, the oldest university, extensive museums, and delicious food. In fact, Bologna is often referred to as La Dotta – The Learned, La Rossa – The Red and La Grassa – The Fat.
So, here we have guest author Paul Rought taking us through a tour of the wonderful city of Bologna guiding us on what to do, where to stay, and how and when to get here. Keep reading.
I have been so obsessed with the fairytale castles and palaces of Sintra that I cannot stop writing about them.
So, here’s my next one. An exclusive guide on how and why you need to see Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal. Everything from history, interesting facts, tickets, tours, and accommodation – get all your questions answered here!
A trip to the magical castles of Sintra in Portugal. Get lost in the eclectic madness of Pena Palace, go on a mystical tour of Quinta da Regaleira, or gaze dumbstruck at the embellished patios of the Sintra National Palace. Even better, do more. Check out all that you can do at the castle city of Sintra.
When traveling in Portugal, you must definitely pay a visit to the northern city of Braga, a true hidden gem. Also known as the religious center of Portugal, this place has tonnes of history, art, and architecture to soothe your soul. If you don’t believe me, check out the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte and its beautiful sacred staircase. You will end up agreeing with me forever! Try it. 🙂
Did you know that apart from being a wonderful historical destination, Lisbon is also a great place for foodies. Whether you are a seafood lover, a wine connoisseur, or a dessert expert, you will always find something in Lisbon to suit your taste buds.
Today, we have guest author, Amber Charmei, telling us exactly what to eat in Lisbon and where to find these delicacies. Be it the uber-famous Pasteis de Nata, a traditional Bifana, or the quintessentially souvenir-like canned seafood, this guide will help you find everything you need to satisfy your hunger pangs in Lisbon. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dig in!
I have written so much about Lisbon, its history, its culture, food, and people. Yet, I always feel that there is so much more to write. Like this article on the best views in Lisbon.
Trust me, I am not a big fan of views. But Lisbon truly wowed me in this area.
The city is spread over seven different hills that are filled with cute, colorful houses topped with orange tiled roofs. A combination of these factors results in some of the most stunning, abundantly vibrant vistas that I have ever seen in my life. So, go ahead and have a look at what Lisbon has in store for you.
I cannot believe that the first time I ever went to Sicily, I only knew about Mt. Etna. The culture of Sicily, exotic and unique as it is, eluded me until I set foot on this pretty island. After that, it unfolded itself itself in all its glory. I have been besotted ever since.
So, here is my ultimate guide to experience the best of Sicilian culture. An island that has been on the crossroads of multiple civilizations, has seen numerous wars and conquests, and has remained secluded for a good part of its history, has tonnes of things to quench our wanderlust. Go ahead and take a look. And let me know what you love.
Are you a foodie? Do you love food more than anything else? Do you dream of pastries, puddings, and cakes when you are asleep? Well, then you will love this roundup of the 20 most amazing European desserts that you need to try on your next Europe trip. Or make them at home! We can always travel vicariously through food, can’t we?
In the face of these unprecedented times, how are you coping with your ever-increasing wanderlust? I am going back to my hard drives, sifting through my old photographs, and finding gems. Apart from doing hundreds of virtual tours. of course!
One of the most beautiful gems that I rediscovered in the past couple of days is the Medieval City of Obidos in Portugal. We spent a day here and yet, I could not get enough of this tiny walled town. There was just so much to see, do, and photograph. Here are some of my favorite captures from my day in Obidos last summer. Have a look and get transported to the charming medieval town!
Word of Caution: These stunning pictures of Obidos may give you serious wanderlust!
Fancy taking a trip down Europe’s historical alleys? And no! We are not talking of the Ancient Roman Empire or the Glorious Age of European Renaissance. We are talking of something in between. Something that gets missed quite a bit because it was sandwiched between the above two. Yes, the lesser-known but equally vibrant period of Europe’s Middle Ages.
Here’s a list of the 26 most gorgeous medieval towns in Europe with their collection of cobbled lanes, walled compounds, beautiful churches, and intriguing origins. I loved working together with other travelers on this exciting project on Medieval Europe. Let me know what you think about it.
Mothers are beautiful. They are generous, caring, and always so forgiving. Sometimes, I feel that there should not be one but 365 mothers days every year. But then I think. If it happens every day, it would not be special right?
It is for a reason that we celebrate Mother’s Day on one special day. To remember that special person in our lives and honor her. However, it is also interesting to note that not everyone in the world celebrates Mother’s Day similarly. There are so many unique traditions across countries and cultures. As we approach Mother’s Day this year, come let’s explore the myriad Mother’s Day traditions from around the world.
When I am home, I am constantly looking for travel inspiration. Or revisiting places I have loved. Virtually. Do you do that too?
If yes, you will love this amazing guide on how to travel to Portugal without leaving your home. Yes, in your PJs! Isn’t that exciting? Check out how you can take yourself on a complete virtual tour of the most beautiful sights, attractions, art, and culture of Portugal.
As Covid19 continues to spread and traveling seems like a distant dream, I am reminded of my travels to an amazing place in Europe. Lisbon! The vibrant historic capital of Portugal.
There were so many different things to do in Lisbon. Heritage monuments, charming streets, stunning views, good food, and even better – Pasteis de Natas! I felt I could have lived a lifetime in Lisbon. Here’s a bit on whatever I could savor in my 4 days in this amazing city. I really hope to going back one day and seeing more. Do give it a read if you have ever loved any city like I have loved Lisbon!
Portugal and history are inseparable. After all, it was in Portugal that the Age of Discovery began in Europe.
Therefore, when in Portugal, you cannot miss catching up on some heritage and history. They are so abundant that this tiny country may actually be a haven for heritage lovers. Don’t believe me? Well, check out this exhaustive list of all the incredibly beautiful heritage sites in Portugal. And expand your Portugal bucket list!
Sintra is an absolute must-do on your Portugal bucket list. What amazing castles and palaces! However, those narrow hilly roads and sharp turns can make driving a pain here.
So, we present you with the only guide that you will ever need to plan your trip from Lisbon to Sintra by public transport. Easy, convenient, and cheap! Go ahead. Give us a read.
Thinking Portugal? I am sure you are thinking of food then. Even better – desserts!
Here’s an absolutely delectable list of the 9 best Portuguese desserts that you must try on your trip to Portugal. Go, give us a read.
I had no clue ancient Roman history was so closely intertwined with that of the Portuguese. That is until I found the Roman ruins of Conímbriga.
Have you heard of Conímbriga? I hadn’t until last September. But I am so glad I did. Cause Conímbriga has such exclusive floor mosaics, you would not want to miss them for anything in the world. And elaborate, stylish residences with water fountains and murals! I would add them to my Portugal itinerary again. Would you?