Guide To Visiting Lello Bookstore: More Tourists Than Magic At Porto’s Harry Potter Bookshop

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of my inspiration” — J. K. Rowling Here’s my guide to visiting Livraria Lello Bookstore in Porto Portugal, with key tips for visiting. You may be wondering if it’s worth visiting and the answer is maybe, depending on your tolerance for crowds. The 110 year … Read more

How To Spend 10 Days In Portugal, the Perfect Ten Day Itinerary

Planning a trip to Portugal? Here’s the perfect 10 days In Portugal itinerary.  There’s nothing as romantic as an idyllic road trip through Portugal. The country is a land finely aged like wine. It stuns with its vintage-y cities, whitewashed medieval villages, a beautiful seacoast, and delicious food and wine. Top this all off with … Read more

Kind of Blue: Where To Find Ceramic Azulejos in Porto Portugal

Here’s my guide to finding the best azulejo facades in Porto Portugal. Wondering where to find azulejos in Porto? This Porto travel guide takes you on a DIY walking tour of the best sites and landmarks in Porto with dazzling azulejo decorations. I dedicated an entire day to bingeing on azulejos in Porto. Perhaps I … Read more

A Bodice Ripping Love Story At Portugal’s Alcobaça Monastery

The mere mention of Alcobaça Monastery in Portugal conjures a mini history lesson on one of Europe’s oldest and best UNESCO sites. Alcobaça is a 12th century masterpiece of Gothic Cistercian art, after all. Its vaunted architecture and history make it a must see site on a tour of Portugal. But that’s the topic of … Read more

Guide To the Best Photo Spots in Porto Portugal

Here’s my guide to the best places to take photos in Porto Portugal. Colorful vintage-y Porto Portugal is a travel photographer’s dream. Or just a dream. It’s so dreamy that, right now, Porto is one of Europe’s hottest city destinations. Portugal’s second largest city has a pretty palette. Medieval townhouses are stacked above the Duoro … Read more