Road Trip Days 2 & 3: Visiting Marvao

Ok, so the last few posts have detailed some fairly magical sights. But to be honest, there's more to come here. This trip was pretty surreal, and we saw many memorable places. The driving on the trip may also have been a bit much, but in this case it turned out to be worth it.…

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Roadtrip Day 2: Piodao

When I say that Kevin researched and planned our road trip with Tyler, I don't mean that lightly. As soon as Tyler booked his tickets to visit, the research began. And not just some simple google searches of 'best sights in Portugal'. If Kevin has ever helped you with anything, you know that his research-style…

Roadtrip Day 2: An Aqueduct “just around the corner”

While we were visiting the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the map of the site said that there was an aqueduct attached. Tyler was pretty excited about this, never having seen a real aqueduct. Kevin and I had seen some in Lisbon, but agreed that it was pretty cool. While Tyler and I searched for…

Roadtrip Day 2: Tomar and the Convent of Christ

After our day of adventures in Sintra, we drove 2 hours to the city of Tomar. When planning this roadtrip, Kevin did quite a lot of research. All the places that we travelled to see made the list because of their unique history/beauty, making it almost impossibly to have a favourite site. The city of…

Roadtrip Day 1 (still!): Quinta da Regaleira

If you've ever read this blog, you know that we typically take our travel slowly. Even if that means we miss out on some possible sites, we always try to spend the maximum amount of time in our travel pursuits, in an attempt to really understand where it is that we're visiting. Clearly we didn't…

Roadtrip Day 1: A Moorish Castle and Palace of Pena

We typically take our sweet, sweet time when doing anything, but because we were on a road trip, we had certain goals for where to be and when to be there by. We were also exploring unfamiliar territory, and perhaps underestimated how much time we'd want to spend in certain places. That said, everything that…

A Trip to the Algarve – Kevin’s backyard

The moment I¬†told Kevin I'd booked my flight, he went into trip planning mode. Two weeks was a lot of time to fill, but it got booked up fairly quickly. We¬†considered and rejected visiting the North & Porto (too far), some additional castles (I rolled my ankle), another historical town (Heather got sick), and a…