A port-infused daydream in Porto

A port-infused daydream in Porto

When I caught my first glimpse of Porto, crossing a bridge high over the west end of town, it felt like we were entering a fairy tale. Two hillsides face each other across a wide river; on either side, narrow streets and alleys wind haphazardly between red-roofed...
Honeymooning in Lisbon

Honeymooning in Lisbon

Beautiful Lisbon feels like a European dream—picturesque ruins tumble down next to majestic state buildings; young locals pick up cocktails and stroll along the riverbank at sundown; twisting, abandoned alleyways lead to packed nightclubs. There was no place more...
Let’s talk about Portugal.

Let’s talk about Portugal.

When Ben and I told people we were planning our honeymoon in Portugal, the most common response was, sadly, “Why?” I get it, when you think of a European honeymoon, you’re probably picturing Italy or France. American tourists “discovered”...
Getting off the beaten path in Iceland

Getting off the beaten path in Iceland

The best thing about Iceland is just how damn beautiful it is, everywhere you go. And yes, all those guidebook destinations like Jökulsárlón, Myváyn and the Golden Circle will be stunning, but the in-between moments, the locations that feel like local secrets, the...