Sintra, Portugal: Prepare to be Wowed

It’s no exaggeration to say that Sintra feels straight out of a fairy tale. The lush nature and whimsically-tinged historic structures dance together for a truly perfect experience. What’s more, located along the train-line between Lisbon and Sintra is the gorgeous Quelez Palace, an attraction that deserves two to three hours of your time. While…

Evora, Portugal Review – There are Better Destinations to Visit

When planning my Portuguese adventure, there were some destinations that I bucketed under “must-see” while others were more optional. Towards the top of my list for places I simply could not skip was Evora. However, my day trip there left me disappointed. What is Evora Evora is a small city located in the south-eastern part…

Lagos, Portugal: What to Do in this Algarve Gem

Everyone that visited Portugal recommended I visit the southern coastal region of the country called the Algarve. Not a major beach-goer myself, I was hesitant to act upon this piece of advice. However, the consistent stream of recommendations became too much to ignore, and I decided to make the trip. If you look at my…

Quelez Palace, Portugal – A Hidden Gem Outside Lisbon

When I think about to my favorite parts of Portugal, I reminisce about the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon, the beauty of Sintra, the gorgeous rock formations of Lagos, and the royal refinement of Quelez Palace. This last destination was the greatest surprise of them all, especially considering that I almost considered not seeing it at…

Guimarães Portugal – Both Enchanting & Relaxing

In my book, if traveling is done right, it should be exhausting. While you don’t want to push yourself to the brink of hallucinating, chasing the unknown should always take priority over laying in the sun while leafing through a magazine. After all, from now, sleeping on the beach isn’t the kind of memory you…