Updated for 2018! 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.
Ah Rome - the Eternal City. So much history, so much romance, so much culture. You could spend years exploring the Italian capital and still not uncover every nook and cranny, every hidden gem. But unfortunately, most of us will not have years to while away in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. However, all is not lost, because complex and layered as it may be, Rome 101 - the real must-see places of the city - can all be done within a weekend.
From it's mountainous plateau, Avila, Spain is a sight to behold. With gigantic walls nearly a thousand years old, the city is a veritable fortress of churches and convents. It's also darn cold in February. Avila was the first stop on our road trip from Madrid to Portugal and the city didn't disappoint. Check out our take on it and wonder aloud with us what we were doing there in sub zero temperatures just one week after leaving the warm tropical beaches of Mexico.