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Porto vs. Lisbon: Which One Should You Choose to Visit?

Costa do Castelo, Lisbon Often overlooked in favor of Europe’s more well-worn destinations, Porto and Lisbon, two of Portugal’s most popular cities, are starting to land on American travelers’ radars. Here, you’ll find stunning old buildings in (some in beautiful decay), cobblestone streets winding up hills, fresh food, pretty beaches, and affordable prices all topped…

The 7 Best European Vacations for $1,500 or Less

It’s true, a European vacation isn’t a budget-conscious traveler’s dream. From higher exchange rates to often expensive hotels, costs can add up quickly. However, there are insider tips, secret destinations, and strategies that you can employ to put your dream trip to Europe closer at hand. We’ve covered almost every corner of Europe over the…

Portugal Itinerary: The Perfect 10 Days

Portugal has noticeably emerged from Spain’s shadow, drawing visitors with its vibrant cities, quaint coastal towns, scenic coastline, and stunning architecture. Located on the southwestern portion of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, the country has also been gifted a mild climate that makes for enjoyable visits year-round. Below,…

6 European Cities With the Best Beaches

Can’t choose between a city break and a beach vacation? Thanks to some stellar European cities with stunning stretches of sand, you need not pick a side. The following six cities are perfect for travelers who are looking to bask in the sun as well as explore urban streets full of cultural delights and delicious…

14 of the Best Children’s Museums Around the World

In 1899, the world’s first children’s museum opened in Brooklyn, New York. By 1990, the Unites States had a total of 118 museums dedicated to kids, making the country’s model the go-to for children’s museums around the world. And while the focus of each and every museum may vary, there are common threads that run…

Top 8 LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations to Visit in Europe

June has arrived, meaning that cities around the United States and abroad will start kicking off their Pride festivals, parades, and celebrations. Though much progress has been made in the U.S. and countries around the world, it’s hard to find a more concentrated region of inclusive and welcoming destinations for LGBTQ travelers than Europe. To…

The Most Expensive Cities in Europe and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

When it comes to popular European cities, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome grab all the headlines. And while these destinations have the cultural offerings that make their wallet-busting prices worthwhile, there are plenty of cheaper and, some might say, cooler alternatives for travelers looking to spend less money. Europe’s most expensive cities certainly have their own…

9 Best Small Towns in Portugal

While Lisbon and Porto are often the starting point for most tourists heading to Portugal, it’s worth branching out to experience all the country has to offer. To help you plan your trip, we’ve rounded up nine lovely small towns in Portugal that’ll make your vacation truly special.

18 European Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

For a Europhile with vacation days, it can be hard to remember that there are actually seven continents. Our rally cry is “Europe or bust!” Thankfully, there’s enough on the continent to keep us exploring for a lifetime — and we’ve got the bucket list to prove it. If you’re constantly drawn across the Atlantic…