Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world.  For centuries competing tribes have fought for control of Lisboa.  Today it is a harmonious blend of many different cultures and people. Why you should visit: Torre de Belem - Lisbon's Tower of Belem offers amazing views of the Tagus River and the 25 de… Continue reading Lisbon


Porto is beautiful and colorful!  It is located along the scenic Douro River.  There are steep hills and winding paths leading down to the river.  I got lost trying to find my housing when I first arrived.  Luckily, everyone I met in Porto was super friendly and welcoming.  I enjoyed the hospitality, the Port wine,… Continue reading Porto


If you'd like to visit the best Christmas market in Europe, GO TO COLOGNE!!! Why Cologne has the BEST Christmas market in Europe: Raclette - This decadent & creamy French cheese is unbelievably delicious over a freshly baked baguette with garlic and butter. Apfelwein - Served in an adorable ceramic mug for maximum coziness. Piping… Continue reading Cologne