What do roadtrips and toffee have in common? In a word, memories, and I’m taken back to my youth when we head across the border for a quick family roadtrip. Whoever said you can’t go home again obviously hasn’t tried a Mack.
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Eight months before Charles and I first started traveling back in 2002, I was a broke-ass university grad with a student loan and almost no savings.
In those eight months I managed to save $17,000 and then travel the world for a year.
How did I save the money?
This is my tough love approach to saving enough money. Sure, maybe there’s a bit of a verbal spanking in here, but start with these tips and you’ll be well on your way to saving enough money to go on your own RTW trip.
Continue reading How to Save Money for your Round the World Trip
Come with us on a rainy day as we leave Lisbon to visit nearby Belém. In between mouthfuls of pastry, we check out historic Belém Tower, the town squares and the beautiful Jerónimos Monastery.
Continue reading Drowning in History in Belem, Portugal
After spending nearly a month in Portugal, we fell in love with some of Portugals tastiest treats. One of the yummiest of them all was the pastel de nata. Join us the day we discovered the deliciousness at the Casa Pastéis de Belém.
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What comes to mind when you think of Seville?
Before we set even foot in the city, Seville evoked orange blossoms, flamenco and amazing architecture. And while we did find all that, what we loved most about the city just can’t be found in any guidebook.
Read on to find out what captured our hearts in Seville.
Continue reading Why the Best of Seville Isn’t In Your Guidebook
Every traveler has spent time at over-hyped tourist attractions in their travels. Honestly, often a lot of the biggest attractions just don’t live up to their hype.
In a city filled with gorgeous, historic architecture, I was expecting Seville’s Plaza de España to be a bit of a miss. Turns out I was wrong.
Read on to see why the Plaza de España pleasantly surprised us.
Continue reading Living Up To The Hype: Seville’s Plaza de España