Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights view during winter, Iceland

Things to do on a European Vacation That Will Entertain Your Friends When You Return

There are experiences on a European vacation you can enjoy which are different and unusual without participating in wild or strenuous endeavours. If you are like me, you love to tell your friends about the places you visited where you had a unique experience. Europe can be full of surprises without having to climb the […]

Yacht passing Belem Tower in Belem district, Lisbon, Portugal

Four Perfect Days in Lisbon on a Portugal Vacation

If Europe has a current “it” city, it’s Lisbon. Accessible and affordable, combining the creative hunger of early 00s Berlin with a Southern European devotion to good living, the Portuguese capital seems to have it all. On your Portugal vacation, Lisbon offers a long and colourful history, beautiful architecture, lively nightlife, great restaurants and cafes, […]

Lisbon skyline view over Rossio Square, Portugal

Explore Lisbon on a Portugal Vacation – One of Europe’s Most Underrated Capitals

If you haven’t been to Lisbon before, I guarantee you will find this city will far exceed expectations, on your Portugal vacation. When you are compiling your bucket list of major European capital cities to visit, Lisbon should definitely be on it! Let’s start with a minor cautionary note. Lisbon was built on seven hills which […]

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 […]