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

Embaixada: a Creative Retail Concept in Lisbon, Portugal

Embaxiada is a “Portuguese Shopping Gallery” in Lisbon, Portugal’s Principe Real neighborhood (one of my favorite areas in the city). Housed in a historic Moorish style building, this former palace definitely stands out. What exactly is a shopping gallery? It’s a collection of conceptual shops set up in one building, in a gallery-like setting. As… Continue reading Embaixada: a Creative Retail Concept in Lisbon, Portugal

LX Factory Lisbon, Portugal

The LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal is a creative complex of shops, restaurants, and more. It’s one of the coolest things to do in Lisbon! … The LX Factory has become one of Lisbon’s best things to do in the last couple of years. Travelers might spend most of their time diving into the city’s… Continue reading LX Factory Lisbon, Portugal

American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois

If you’re a writer or an avid reader, make sure you check out the American Writers Museum. This is the perfect thing to do in Chicago on a rainy day. … As a writer, I was excited to learn there was a museum in Chicago dedicated to the craft. Specifically, a museum dedicated to some… Continue reading American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois

Laumeier Sculpture Park // St. Louis, Missouri

Explore the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. This gorgeous sculpture garden is one of the best free things to do in St. Louis! … The Laumeier Sculpture Park is basically an outdoor art museum, which is the perfect combination for me. Not only do you get to see really cool works of art… Continue reading Laumeier Sculpture Park // St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri Botanical Garden // St. Louis, Missouri

The Missouri Botanical Gardens is one of the top attractions in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit. Here’s what you need to know. … The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of my favorite attractions in St. Louis. The gardens are all so well done, there’s a large variety of environments,… Continue reading Missouri Botanical Garden // St. Louis, Missouri

Complete Guide to Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Here is the complete guide to the Gateway Arch National Park. The Arch and surrounding grounds has been designated as the USA’s 60th National Park, right here in St. Louis, Missouri! Here’s what you need to know before visiting. … As a St. Louis native, I’m very excited to introduce you guys to America’s 60th… Continue reading Complete Guide to Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Missouri