Lagos / The Algarve / Portugal

The Algarve region is the southernmost part of Portugal, and is filled with probably the best beaches in Europe. It’s coastline has many towns…

Cascais / Portugal

Also an hour west of Lisbon is a coastal town called Cascais, right around the corner from the Atlantic ocean. It’s Portugal’s most wealthy…

Sintra / Portugal

About an hour west of Lisbon is Sintra, which is the old royal capital of Portugal – at least, where the aristocracy all held…

Lisbon / Portugal

I still feel saudade when I remember Lisbon. I guess that’s what the city is famous for, a certain melancholy nostalgia. We arrived via…

Porto / Portugal

Porto, northern Portugal. Known for Port wine, also for giving Portugal it’s name, Porto is a small-ish city that is big on charm. It…

Madrid / Spain

After a short flight from Sicily, we landed in the heart of Spain, Madrid – and it was hot. We both really didn’t know…

Taormina / Sicily / Italy

And here it is. Many long months after the actual occurrence, I am finally writing about the final stop on our grand Italian adventure,…

Cefalù / Sicily / Italy

During our time in Palermo, we took a day trip about an hour east to Cefalù, a quaint medieval coastal town that is stunningly beautiful…

Palermo / Sicily / Italy

Palermo was one of the most interesting cities we have seen so far. We drove in from the west after Trapani, and were confronted…