Portugal: Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley

Porto: Gateway to the Douro Valley Most tourists visiting Portugal begin their journey in Lisbon, it’s capital city. Just a three hour train ride to the north lies Portugal’s second best known city, Porto. This city, aside from being marvelous on its own, is the gateway into the Douro Valley. This remarkable place is famousContinue reading “Portugal: Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley”

Portugal: Top 5 Experiences in Lisbon

We made the decision to travel to Portugal on the fly. After a long year jam packed with many travel adventures, we decided to squeeze in one last week-long trip to Portugal in November. Lisbon, Portugal had come highly recommended. It was described as a city with all the quaint, traditional charms one can expectContinue reading “Portugal: Top 5 Experiences in Lisbon”

England: A London Layover Tour

On our most recent trip to Europe, we were fortunate enough to be able to redeem our American Airlines miles for two round trip flights to Italy. Using our miles to pay for the flights greatly reduced the cost of the trip, but we did have to jump through a few hoops to make itContinue reading “England: A London Layover Tour”

Italy: Lost in the Vatican

Vatican City, the smallest sovereign nation in the world, was a not-to-be-missed site on our trip to Rome, Italy. Aside from the site’s historical and spiritual draw as the home of the Pope and the formidable center of Roman Catholicism, the Vatican boasts a phenomenal collection of art and historical artifacts in the Vatican Museums,Continue reading “Italy: Lost in the Vatican”

The Story Behind Our Blog’s Name

“Travel Bug” – It’s a phrase almost everyone has heard. It is a phrase that has a wide range of connotations. It conjures images of many different desires relating to travel: from the dreamer who longs for the warmth and sunshine of the beach but can never quite align the stars to make the vacationContinue reading “The Story Behind Our Blog’s Name”