Why and How to Visit Sintra, Portugal

Every little kid dreams of castles. Strong rocky fortresses where soldiers guard against siege. Delicate pink palaces where royal families survey their kingdoms ....more

Staying Healthy on the Road

Travel breaks you out of your everyday routine, and for the most part, that’s what makes it amazing: You see new places, eat new foods, interact with different people, and gain new perspectives. The downside is that travel also tends to interfere with the positive aspects of your everyday routine, including exercising and eating well. I’m definitely not perfect when it comes to making the healthiest choices, but here are a few ways I try to stay healthy on the road ....more

What My Dad Taught Me About Travel

Lots of people think...more

Why We’re Going to the Women’s World Cup This June

The last couple months have been heavy travel times for Mike and I, which is always fun but exhausting too. By the end I usually just want to curl up on my couch and mainline Orange is the New Black. Nonetheless we have one more trip to take this month before we can rest ....more

6 Essential Multipurpose Travel Items

As backpackers, we challenge ourselves to travel as lightly as possible. So, when we’re faced with pricey high-tech organizational systems, quick-dry this and that, and other expensive travel novelties, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Never fear though, because with just a few multipurpose items, you can keep yourself organized and clean for the road ahead ....more

The Azulejo Tiles of Portugal

The entire country of Portugal is basically covered in ceramic tiles. Plain ones, colorful ones, intricately patterned ones. They are called Azulejo and they serve a variety of artistic and practical functions ....more

Lloret del Mar’s Amazing Modernist Cemetery

If we’re going to be honest: Lloret is not the most picturesque part of Costa Brava. It’s less like Girona and more like, well the Jersey Shore to put it bluntly. It’s a beach resort town popular with the British and the Russians and it shows ....more

The Pros and Cons of Working While You Travel

I’ve been traveling for about 3.5 years now, and I’ve had a job (or jobs) for the majority of that time. Although the jobs themselves have changed over the years, the need to create a balance between work time and travel time has been constant. If you’re thinking of taking your work on the road, here’s a rundown of the advantages and disadvantages you can expect ....more

How To Rock the Long Layover

We all know that feeling when you look at the cheapest flight to another city and find out that – yikes – it has a 16-hour layover. That knee-jerk reaction is natural, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be guaranteed a miserable day sitting in an airport doing nothing. In fact, most large cities have various options for in-transit passengers to leave the airport during extended layovers, whether through organized tours or on public transportation ....more

5 Things I Learned from Devour Barcelona

I think that food tours are hands down, one of the best ways to get to know a new city. Learning what the local people eat, and why is a perfect window into so many aspects of not just a places culture, but their geography, politics and more. Plus you know, food ....more