Kapuzinerberg Hike

I moved to Salzburg in mid-September, leaving Belgium behind and embarking on a new solo chapter. I only spent five days in Salzburg, rushing around setting up my apartment, building Ikea furniture, unpacking boxes, declaring residency and getting the internet… View Post

13 Places to See in the Algarve

Ah, the Algarve. Portugal's famous coastal beachy escape, where people flock to take in the sun year round, enjoy the fresh Atlantic ocean, and generally fall in love with the stunning views offered for miles and miles. The final two… View Post

13 Things to See in Lisbon

Lisbon is Portugal's vibrant capital city, located in the middle of the country on the mouth of the Tagus River. While I must admit, I preferred Porto in the north, I found Lisbon to be exciting and busy - and most… View Post

Vegan Food Guide for Lisbon

As I wrote in my vegan food guide for Porto, when you think of Portugal, you may think of an abundance of seafood on the menu and lots of meat and cheeses. Well, you're right. But, just like the burgeoning… View Post

9 Best Viewpoints in Lisbon

Lisbon is Portugal's bustling and busy capital city, located just about in the middle of the country on the mouth of the Tagus River. With the iconic orange roofs spread across the city and the many, many hills that characterize… View Post

Photo Diary of Óbidos

The drive from Lisbon up to the little walled town of Óbidos is a lovely one, winding through the hills, rushing past other towns along the way. Óbidos is a wonderful half-day trip from Lisbon where visitors can walk the entire… View Post

4 Things to See in Tomar

A peaceful city, a train ride away from Lisbon, Tomar sits quietly nestled about a third of the way up to Porto. It is unassuming, calm, quaint and, in the autumn, bursting in a delightful array of seasonal colours that bring… View Post

4 Things to See in Belém

Belém is a touristy riverside neighbourhood in the west of greater Lisbon, known most famously as the starting point for the world voyages of Portuguese explorers like Vasco de Gama and Henry the Navigator. Just a quick bus or tram… View Post