Exploring DC – Day 1 of Adventures

We went to Washington, DC to watch my friend Komal's documentary, Dream, Girl, at the White House, but we also took the opportunity to spend a few days on holidays in DC. My mom and I had been before, but Kevin and my dad had never seen any of the Washington, DC attractions, so we got…

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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…

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…

Exploring Lisbon with my little brother

Having already spent some time in Lisbon, Kevin and I were fully prepared to show Tyler all the best sites and scenes. Obviously, this included copious amounts of eating and walking. Tyler arrived in Lisbon in the morning, and despite getting minimal sleep, he kept going with us all day. The next day, we were once…