Hometown Tourist: How to Explore Your City Like a Traveler

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Learn how to explore your hometown like a traveler! Even if you can’t travel, you can still be a hometown tourist and have a mini-adventure in your own city. Take this opportunity to see what’s around you and appreciate where you live. … If there’s one thing I’ve learned while traveling, it’s that any place… Continue reading Hometown Tourist: How to Explore Your City Like a Traveler

How Will Travel Change?

With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic essentially shutting down the tourism industry, it’s hard not to reflect on our travel habits and consider how they might change in the future. Whether these changes come about by force (new rules and regulations by governments or travel companies) or by personal choice, I think we all need to… Continue reading How Will Travel Change?

Virtual Travel: Explore the Streets of Lisbon, Portugal

I put together this photo diary of Lisbon, Portugal for a little bit of “virtual travel” during this time when we’re stuck at home.  … Lisbon is a vibrant European city and an absolute visual delight. It’s one of those places where you’ll never want to put your camera down (although you should), because there… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore the Streets of Lisbon, Portugal

48 Hours in Cascais, Portugal Itinerary

Cascais, Portugal is a great day trip or weekend getaway from Lisbon filled with beaches, art, and great dining. Here’s my weekend guide to Cascais, with a 2 day itinerary, things to do, where to eat, stay, and more. … Cascais, Portugal is a beautiful little fishing-village-turned-resort town just outside of Lisbon (technically it’s within… Continue reading 48 Hours in Cascais, Portugal Itinerary

Cascais Airbnb: Stay in this Beachy Studio in Cascais, Portugal

Looking for where to stay in Cascais, Portugal? This small but well-designed studio is perfect for one or two people. Check out my full review of this Cascais Airbnb! … I stayed in a lot of Airbnbs during my two-month trip to Portugal, from Lisbon to Porto, including this little studio apartment in Cascais, Portugal.… Continue reading Cascais Airbnb: Stay in this Beachy Studio in Cascais, Portugal

Cidadela Arts District & Fortress in Cascais, Portugal

The talk around Cascais, Portugal tends to focus on the beaches (it is a great beach destination for both Lisbon locals and international travelers), but I was surprised to find there’s a strong arts culture there. I’m not really a beach person, but I definitely AM an arts & culture person, so that’s what I… Continue reading Cidadela Arts District & Fortress in Cascais, Portugal

Café Galeria House of Wonders // Cascais, Portugal

Head to Cafe Galeria House of Wonders in Cascais, Portugal for vegetarian food, fresh juice, and a beautiful rooftop lounge! … The first two things I look for when I visit a new destination are coffee shops and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. I cook a lot of my meals in my accommodation while traveling (hostels & Airbnbs!),… Continue reading Café Galeria House of Wonders // Cascais, Portugal

Mauhaus Cat Café & Lounge // St. Louis, Missouri

If cats and cafes are two of your favorite things, then St. Louis’ Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge should definitely be at the top of your to-do list! … As someone who loves both cats and coffee, it should come as no surprise that I’ve been keeping an eye on the cat cafe phenomenon since… Continue reading Mauhaus Cat Café & Lounge // St. Louis, Missouri