Sintra: More Romance in Portugal

With its beautifully designed streets, pastel painted buildings and glimpses of the Rio Tejo beyond, Lisbon is a romantic city. But Sintra is a force to be reckoned with in terms of romance, starting with the ruins of the Castelo dos Mouros high up in the hills. Sintra is a …

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The Truth About Solo Travel – That First Day

The first few hours can be tough. There will be some tough patches that first day while settling in when traveling without built-in support or relying on anyone else to get you where you need to go. Maybe within those first few hours even, when you don’t have anyone to …

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The Romantic Ruins of Castelo dos Mouros – Sintra

Castelo dos Mouros

I’ve been asked a number of times what my favorite thing in Portugal was, and while ultimately there was no one thing that I preferred above the others and the trip itself was an amazing experience, the first thing that most often comes to mind is the Castelo dos Mouros, …

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