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7 romantic places in Portugal

Are you traveling to Portugal as a couple soon? Or maybe you’re trying to decide where to spend your honeymoon. To get you inspired to visit one of my favorite countries — here are 7 romantic places in Portugal that…

The most romantic places to visit in Croatia

I may be bias about how romantic Croatia is — this is where we got engaged….! But I do believe that even without that, Croatia would still have the same feeling of romance. Whether you’re traveling to Croatia romantically or…

Slow travel vs fast travel

Have you heard the phrase “slow travel” recently? What does it mean and how does this compare to “fast travel”? Lets talk more about slow travel vs fast travel. What do they mean? What are the pros of each type?…

5 reasons why you should visit Greece

You might be looking for your next summer or fall travel destination. Greece has probably been coming up in your travel research. It is a popular destination — and for MANY great reasons. Here are 5 reasons why you should…

4 reasons to do a genealogy trip

Genealogy travel can be one of the most fulfilling types of travel. Imagine you’ve learned everything you think possible about your family. But then you arrive at *said country* and realize there is so much more to learn. Here are…

Honeymoon Planning Service

If you’re looking for someone to help you plan your honeymoon, you’ve come to the right place! As a travel advisor, I specialize in helping couples plan their honeymoons. I thought I would write a brief post on this to…

The best place in Portugal for couples

Have you considered Portugal for your honeymoon? Or for your next romantic getaway? Read on for the best place in Portugal for couples! Have you already read some of my other Portugal content? Where is THE best place in Portugal…

Day trip to Red Wing MN

Summer is just around the corner! Summer’s a great time to explore the local area with short-getaways and nearby day trips. If you live in the Upper Midwest, have you been to Red Wing?? And if you don’t live in…

How many days in Douro Valley

Has the Douro Valley been popping up in your Portugal research? More and more people are becoming aware of the gem of Portugal that is the Douro Valley. We just returned from our trip to Portugal, and it is truly…

The best Lisbon itinerary

Lisbon, Portugal has so much to offer. I would argue it’s one of the most interesting, unique, and beautiful cities in all of Europe. If you aren’t sure what to do and how to structure your days, read on! Here…

2 day Porto itinerary

Portugal deserves your attention for months! But if you are like us and just have limited time for your next vacation, check out this 2 day Porto itinerary. I spent about a month in Lisbon (thank you January-Term college courses!)…

8 reasons to visit Portugal

We just got back from a week in Portugal. There is so much I want to say and write about. I thought I’d start with 8 reasons to visit Portugal. Whether you need convincing or not, whether you want to…


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