A Day In Aveiro, Portugal

While living , working, or visiting Porto, escape the city for a day by venturing to Aveiro. This beautiful seaside Portuguese town is the perfect day trip from Porto, especially while on a backpacker budget. Day trips are the secret weapons of budget travel. You can venture out from the popular, well-known cities and spend …

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10 Reasons To Visit Porto, Portugal

For a relatively small European country, Portugal is packed with diverse natural scenery and a thriving sense of culture. From the bustling capital of Lisbon, to the stunning beaches of the Algarve, to the vast countrysides of the northern wine regions, Portugal never fails to attract travelers from every corner of the globe. Porto, the second …

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How I Lived in Portugal for One Month and Only Spent 200 Euros

Within the last year, many people have asked me how I travel. How do I pick my destinations, how can I afford traveling, etc. Being a recent college graduate with no reliable income and no job prospects other than waitressing, these are all valid questions. So for anyone who is interested, this article outlines exactly …

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Sintra, Portugal: Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale

About an hour northwest of Portugal's capital lies Sintra. This town is best described as a picturesque fairy-tale land that transports the average traveler into an inevitable state of bliss. After rushing through the chaos of Lisbon, the peaceful, intimate atmosphere of Sintra acts as a breath of fresh air that lifts the spirits and …

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Warming My Soul In Porto

The best word I can use to describe Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal, is warmth. Though the temperature feels warm for February (50-60 degrees Fahrenheit), this coastal city exudes warmth in other ways besides climate. The people are passionate, the charismatic landmarks and peaceful parks draw you in, the sunsets are dripping with saturated …

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