The Best Country in the World? Switzerland
Destinations

The Best Country in the World? Switzerland

Earlier this week, an annual survey ranking the best countries in the world was released by U.S. News & World Report.  The 2017 rankings were calculated based on three primary factors, peace, quiet and prosperity, attributes I think we can…

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One Week in Portugal
Portugal

One Week in Portugal

It is safe to say that Portugal is an emerging travel destination and having visited myself, I understand why. This small country packs a big punch, offering gorgeous beaches, vibrant cities, and a world-renowned wine region, all at an affordable…

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The Perfect Day Trip to the Douro Valley
Portugal

The Perfect Day Trip to the Douro Valley

If you’re anything like me, you don’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy delicious wine right from the source. The Douro Valley is an exquisite landscape, home to a number of legendary and innovative wine producers. As such, a trip…

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Vila Monte
Algarve

Vila Monte

A Hidden Gem in the Algarve I was thrilled to be traveling to Portugal for a week, but if I’m being honest, I was even more excited that my first stop would be the Algarve. I had picked out the…

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Albergo Del Senato
Rome

Albergo Del Senato

Ancient Views in Rome When traveling in Europe I love to stay at small, locally owned and operated hotels. Rome is such a dynamic city with an immense amount of culture and I knew I wanted to stay in the…

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