The scent of the ocean always reminds me of carefree days hanging on the beach or cruising along in a boat, with the salt spray cooling my sun-warmed skin. Cruising along Porto's Douro River, with scents of the nearby ocean blasting fresh and brisk in my face, memories of passed ocean cruises came back to me.
Often, it's the quirky things that seem to capture the spirit of wherever we travel. Today we thought we'd let you have a peek into the unique street tiles of Lisbon, Portugal. Trust us, Portuguese pavement is definitely worth writing home about.
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.
Towards the end of a long road trip we find ourselves walking the cliffs, seeing the sites and reliving the past at the end of the world. Find out why the quiet, wind swept town of Sagres, Portugal captured both our hearts and our imaginations.
We fell hard, though a bit reluctantly, for the photogenic and gritty Porto, but Lisbon threw its own kind of spell over us. We had less than a week in Lisbon, but grew to love the rhythm of the city. Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and is drenched in history. Here are 10 of our personal favorite things to do in Lisbon.
After three weeks driving around Portugal, we thought we understood their toll system. Turns out we were wrong. Here's everything you need to know about Portugal's toll roads from the new, unmanned Electronic Tolls to the old Via Verde system. Make sure you read this if you're planning a trip to Portugal in the near future and plan on driving your own vehicle or renting a car while you're there.