Category: Travel

London, England: Part 1

I remember the first time I went to Europe. I had planned it extensively. One of the luxuries I had was complete and total freedom. Essentially, this meant I googled cheap flights. London was originally a three night stopover on the way to Sweden. I was with my great friend Amelia, and when we arrived,…

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The Eight Hour Car Ride Back OR how we ended up at Foulmouthed Brewery: Portland ME

Nature is beautiful. It’s wonderful. Nothing beats being up in the mountains with no cell phone access. Life is just completely different when technology is unavailable, and, it is a great kind of different! But, the real test is getting back to Providence (and/or Boston) without a GPS. It’s strange for us Millenials, no? I…

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Travel Experiences: Workaway

When I look at all the options out there, I am shocked at how easy it is to travel for free. Workaway¬†claims to be a site that sets potential travelers up with hosts to exchange services for twenty-five hours a week for room and board. The difference between this and WWOOFing¬†appears to be that any…

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Brussels, Belgium

Why don’t people talk about Brussels? I, myself, never thought omg, Brussels, that’s my city, and would not have ended up there if I had not been obsessed with chocolate. When we arrived in Brussels the first thing I noticed was gold. Magnificent buildings. I so wanted to spend more time here. Belgium of course…

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Life: Back to Square 1

I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I first booked my ticket to Portugal. Since then, I have gone back to Europe, visited Scotland, driven to Canada, gained a boyfriend, and, arguably, have overcome a quarter-century crisis. Oh and I’m graduating from graduate school. I miss travelling a ton! I haven’t been…

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What is Lagos?

Lagos, Portugal. Never heard of it? Neither had I. I stumbled, somewhat accidentally into this place via google. Literally, just google beaches in Portugal and you will see the Algarves. The Algarves Are a region of southern Portugal that were described by google as “the Florida of Europe.” After seeing pictures and reading reviews, I…

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The Lovely Land of Lisbon

to gotttAs an American I do nit hear enough about Lisbon. It is a beautiful city, rich with history and culture. There are several regions but I was fortunate enough to stay in the Alfama district, which is the historic center. Everything about it was beautiful. I used airbnb to get a room steps away…

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Sintra, Portugal

What is Sintra? A beautiful small town about thirty minutes by train North of Lisbon. It contains 2 palaces and 3 castles, one of which is on too of a hill that you can hike to see. This is Mouros (sp?) Sintra is wonderful for hiking and exploring- my personal favorite castle is the Quinta…

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