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…

Roadtrip Day 1: We went to the edge of continental Europe!

A quick post today before we head out to the beach. This post is a bit late coming, but Kevin's best friend Mark is currently visiting, so we've been out and about (we also drove to Lisbon to pick him up 2 days in a row, because the first day we drove up we were…

We converted, and now we’re obsessed.

Back when e-readers came out, I worked at Chapters. I thought the Kobo was a cool concept but, like many people, I love buying, holding, having books. It had been suggested that I buy an e-reader, but I'd always declined. In my mind, nothing can beat a real book, in my hand, and then on…

Back to the beginning: a few days in Lisbon

Back in December, when Kevin and I were in Canada for Christmas, we planned out a trip that would involve a couple of weeks in Lisbon followed by travels through Spain, all the way to Paris, where we'd then fly back to Cambodia. We booked plane tickets to Lisbon, Portugal for January 4th. Back in…