Douro Valley Vineyards and small village near Peso da Regua, Portugal

Portugal vs Spain: Which Country is Right for Your Western Europe Trip?

We’ve tackled Australia vs New Zealand and Italy vs France, and now we’re here to sort out another marquee matchup. When heading on a sunny Western Europe trip, which destination is right for you, Portugal or Spain. Depending on who you ask, you might get passionate answers for one over the other or shrugged shoulders […]

Bran Castle at Night with Full Moon, Transylvania, Romania - Cropped

Digging Up Myths, Magic, and Monsters on Your Europe Vacation

Roaming the centuries-old sites and cities of Europe, we’re constantly reminded of just how much history there is to discover, from Iceland to Istanbul. Where there’s history, there’s mythology, and where there’s mythology, there’s magic and monsters. It would be impossible to list all the great spots for a Halloween-inspired Europe vacation in one article, […]

Tiger at London Zoo, London, England, UK (United Kingdom)

Zoos Around the World

There are, according to the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, over 10,000 zoos around the world, so while travelling, the opportunities to visit one are innumerable. Whether as an adult or a child, most people love zoos. But first, what is the definition of a zoo? I quote from one source, “An establishment that maintains […]