Sintra – Castles, palaces, a lighthouse and more…

The famous town of Sintra sits between pretty hills and the Atlantic Ocean about 40 minutes outside of Lisbon. As much as it checks all the flags on the tourist town checklist, most of the city is quite pretty with some nice stores and restaurants. The view of the ocean over a series of green mountains lined with some historic structures is quite a sight. … Continue reading Sintra – Castles, palaces, a lighthouse and more…

Portugal – Midsummer’s, wine and long walks

I am by no means an expert on European travel but this just had different written all over it. I had been eyeing a trip to the westernmost country in continental Europe after having heard a lot about the culture, the food, and of course the architecture. It is also the country known to be the most laid back and maybe even a little cheaper … Continue reading Portugal – Midsummer’s, wine and long walks