Porto, Portugal

Portugal seems to have become an ‘it’ destination over the past couple of years, and having recently been, I can see why. It’s a gorgeous country with friendly people and lots to see and do. I spent a week travelling from Porto to Faro; exploring cities, castles, and the wine region of Douro Valley and…

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Old Town Hall Prague

An old castle on a hill in the distance, a bridge steeped in folklore and legends, historic monuments, great food, and colourful buildings. Prague truly is a fairytale, and often considered to be one of the prettiest cities in Europe. One could easily spend a week exploring the cobblestone streets of this historic capital because…

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A couple of years ago I spent 2 Days in Riga, the capital of Latvia, which is still considered to be ‘off the beaten track’ for many travellers, especially non-Europeans. When I visited, I was the only North American and the shocked look on people’s faces when I told them I was Canadian was enough…

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Nicknamed the Venice of the North, Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, quickly became one of my favourite cities.  Made up of 14 islands in the inner city, Stockholm is a Scandinavian gem with tons to offer. Although it is also one of the most expensive places I have been (yay for $10 beers), I absolutely…

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Sintra Day Trip

Have you heard of Sintra? If you’ve been to Portugal, or if it’s on your bucketlist, you probably have. The picturesque fairytale town just about an hour away from Lisbon with beautiful castles and buildings. A Sintra day trip is a popular choice for many, who go only to realize that it’s not really that small, and…

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