Top 6 Things to Do in Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. We went, without a plan but more of a dream. We knew we wanted to explore this unique city that we had heard was a great place to visit. But Lisbon wasn’t known for it’s list of sights and museums we needed to visit. Lisbon was known for being a place to be in. To walk around and soak in the feeling and the culture. To wander the hills and sit at a random café. I have traveled to many of the big “famous” cities in Europe so I was skeptical Lisbon would live up to the grander. But one day and we were in love with this soft, beach side city that contained all the beauty of Europe and more than it’s fair share of the warmth (in weather and people). Instead of planning, check out the top things to do in Lisbon, and how to take this city nice and slow.

The Perfect Paris Itinerary for Families with Tweens

Paris – The City of Light. Even kids who do not know much about the world will recognize Paris. With its iconic Eiffel tower and Arch de Triumph, to its glittering luxury of Versailles and the Champs-Élysées, it is a city that cannot be missed. And it is an easy introduction to Europe for kids and tweens. There is so much to do and see, five days is not enough for most, but it was enough for a group of two adults, two seniors and two (very into their phones) tweens. Here is our itinerary that was about perfect for our time in Paris.

A Growing Opportunity

I’m a planner, its what I do.  I have never just “gone with the flow” and assumed “it would l all work out.”  I’m the girl insisted she was going on a fun no-plan cross country road trip, just to have it turn into a 2 week planned route accounting for drive times with a…

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz, California.  Typical California beach town filled with tanned young beach bums, surfers and hard core beach volleyball players.  Throw in a boardwalk with thrill rides and fun foods like funnel cake and corn dogs and you have a fun place to spend a few days of summer. I unexpectedly found myself with a…

Our (Mostly) Finalized Agenda

As the days tick down to our trip, we have finally managed to coordinate everyone’s schedule, attempted to accommodate everyone’s desires, and finalize most of our itinerary. As it turns out we will be in India for Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival celebrating the birthday of Ganesh. During that week, different neighborhoods set up clay or…