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Approaching the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium
Belgium Travel Tips

24 HOURS IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

If you’re planning a trip to Belgium you may be tempted to dismiss Brussels, opting instead to spend your time in more remote regions like Ghent and Antwerp. But don’t count it out so quickly!  Aside from being a…

Grand entrance of the Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal
Portugal Travel Tips

DAY TRIP: SINTRA, PORTUGAL

  Sintra, Portugal is a magical place. It’s rich history, castles, cafes and museums are what fairytales are made of. If you find yourself in Portugal, chances are you’ll spend most of your time in the capital city of  Lisbon, which should…

Traditional yellow tram in Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal

11 REASONS TO ADD LISBON TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

When planning a recent getaway with my dad, it took a while for us to narrow down a destination. Our original plan was to go to Sydney, but rules that out when we realized we weren’t likely to get…

Augustiner Brau tent at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
Germany Travel Tips

OKTOBERFEST: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world. It is also one of the oldest, dating back to 1810. Known to locals as Wiesn, this 16-18 day extravaganza, featuring games, rides, traditional fare and a whole lot…

Cueva del Gato in Ronda, Spain
Spain

VISITING CUEVA DEL GATO: CAT’S CAVE IN RONDA, SPAIN

    There is so much to discover in Ronda, Spain. This historic town in the mountainous Andalusian region is known for its rolling mountains, flourishing vineyards, expansive views and…Cueva del Gato. While planning our recent trip to the…

Rock of Gibraltar in the distance
Travel Tips United Kingdom

TIPS FOR PLANNING A DAY TRIP TO GIBRALTAR

  There is so much to see and do along Spain’s southern coastline. One could fill an entire itinerary with lounging on its sun drenched beaches, sampling mouthwatering coastal cuisine, or touring any number of sprawling vineyards. But there’s…