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Top 10 Things to Do in Lisbon, Portugal

By on September 18, 2017

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On a recent trip to Europe with my little sister Rocio, we visited Lisbon, Portugal. This city had long been on my list of places to see. We both fell in love with this charming and colorful city! The orange rooftops, colorful buildings, and cobble stone streets were like out of a dream. Beautiful views lurked around every corner. Here is a list of my top ten things to do in Lisbon!

 

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Top 10 Things to Do in Barcelona, Spain

By on September 10, 2017

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Barcelona, the capitol of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for art, architecture, and the fantastical Art Nouveau landmarks designed by the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. I had wanted to see these magnificent buildings for so long and I was lucky enough to get to share the experience with my little sister on our recent trip to Europe. I’ve put together my top ten things to do in Barcelona along with tips to help you make the most of your trip! Bonus; at the end of this post you will find a list of some of my favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and views in the city.

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A Magical Guide to Harry Potter Locations in London, Edinburgh, and Ireland

By on September 3, 2017

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My sister and I are hardcore Harry Potter fans (fun fact: she’s a Ravenclaw, I’m a Gryffindor)! We have both watched the films and read the books numerous times and still cannot seem to get enough of the wizarding world. On a recent trip to Europe we took together, we got the chance to take not one but TWO Harry Potter walking tours in London and Edinburgh, where J.K. Rowling lived while she was writing the novels.

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5 Awesome Oregon Road Trips

By on July 9, 2017

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There are endless amount of beautiful hikes, lakes, waterfalls, and state parks to explore in the beautiful state of Oregon. It’s one of the most diverse states in the US with landscapes of forests, mountains, and beaches. Oregon is the perfect state to visit if you are a lover of the outdoors. These 6 beautiful nature destinations make for great Oregon road trips.

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A Weekend Guide to Santorini, Greece

By on July 2, 2017

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Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands on the Aegan Sea. A volcanic eruption in the 16th century shaped the islands rugged landscape and colorful sand beaches. The picturesque clay cave houses that overlook the deep blue sea cling to the edge of the cliffs above the caldera (underwater crater). Trust me, the reality of Santorini is even better than the stunning pictures you’ve seen!

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Top 5 Things to Do in Rome

By on May 26, 2017

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Rome is an amazing city with so much history. You have to visit Rome on a trip to Italy! I got the chance to spend a three day weekend in Rome with my best friend Elle. We took a train from Florence, Italy and stayed at the Hostel Alessandro Downtown. The following is a list of my top five must see places in Rome, although there are of course many more.

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A Weekend Guide to Capri, Italy

By on May 12, 2017

An island located in the bay of Naples, Italy, Capri is famous for it’s high end shopping, upscale hotels, and limoncello! Beautiful grottos and natural rock formations can be found all around the island. Lemon trees line the charming streets and neighborhoods, leaving the most pleasant citrus aroma. In the summer, the coast line is surrounded by yachts and cruise ships. Capri is a popular destination and one that should definitely be on your travel list!

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A Day in Venice, Italy

By on May 1, 2017

Venice is a unique and charming city, with so much history. It’s hard to believe, but it’s built on more than 100 islands with no roads, only bridges. Venetians travel by foot, boat, or gondola in style! The Grand Canal runs through the heart of the city and is lined with Renaissance and Gothic era palaces. Everything feels and looks so delicate and old, which adds to its charm.

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