Sometimes I let my desire to travel the world blind me to the fact that there are amazing places to visit right here in the U.S. Denver, Colorado has been on my bucket list of cities to visit for a while now. There are many appealing things about Denver I can’t wait to see. When you’re reading this, I’ll be in Denver to celebrate my birthday! Not only will it be my first time to Denver, but also to that side of the U.S.
In preparation for my trip I began putting together a document of all the places in Denver I want to see. If you’d like to see what is on my Denver bucket list, then keep reading!
If you are looking for day trips from Porto, Aveiro is a great option. This canal-filled city is sometimes referred to as the Venice of Portugal. There are many day trip options from Porto. But Aveiro is a great, easy option for those of you. Plus, travel within Portugal is not only cheap, but efficient. So, if you’d like to know what to expect from a day trip from Porto to Aveiro, keep reading.
It’s no secret I dream of international travel and seeing places far, far away. However, there are still places within the United States that I want to see, especially on the west coast. I’m an east coast girl, New York born and raised. And I haven’t had the opportunity to visit much of the U.S., but especially the west coast. California, for instance, is one place I’d love to visit.
Especially now as the weather is getting warmer, I am dreaming about enjoying the California sun during this time. So check out which cities I’d like to visit and why. And tell me, what cities are at the top of your list?
When I booked my flight to Porto, I knew I wouldn’t stay in the city the entire time. Although one of Portugal’s largest cities, I wanted to take advantage of the abundance of day trips possible to do from Porto. One of those day trips includes Braga. Braga, known as a religious hub of Portugal, is a beautiful city that is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the north of Portugal.
If you’d like to read more about my time in Braga and what to expect during your day trip to Braga, please keep reading.
If you read a previous post of mine you know that I’m going to be going to Portugal. Depending if I decide to post this on a Monday or on my regular Tuesday schedule, I may be traveling to Porto TODAY. (Hello, future me). Portugal is probably one of the top 5 European countries I want to explore and I’ll finally be tapping into it. I’ll be there for just under two weeks and I have a whole list of ideas to do.
Who knows if I’ll make time for everything on my list because I don’t want to be too strict with my itinerary. But nevertheless, I’d like to give a rough outline of what I plan to do during my time in the beautiful Porto. My goal is to enjoy my time in Porto but also take advantage of its prime location to take day trips around the area. So, if you’d like to find out what I’d like to explore, keep reading.
Sometimes I get so caught up with my desire to travel the world and go far away that I forget that there’s a myriad of places to see within my home country. So while I can’t wait to embark on the 20+ hour flight to Australia one day, I can also take a 3 hour flight from New York and get to the vibrant city of New Orleans in Louisiana.
Like most people, when I think of New Orleans I think of Mardi Gras, the French influence, the cuisine and vibrant colors. My sister went to New Orleans years ago in high school on a class trip and loved it. On the trip they went to several cities on the east coast and New Orleans was her favorite. I compiled a bucket list of things I’d like to do or see when I get myself to New Orleans one day. If you’d like to find out what’s on my list, keep reading.
If you have seen any of my previous posts regarding language, you probably know one of the languages I’m studying is Portuguese. Specifically, Brazilian Portuguese. There are a plethora of reasons why I want to learn this fun language, but traveling throughout Brazil is one of them. Who knows? Maybe I’ll live there to work for a year one day. But I do know that I want to improve my language skills so when I go I can converse with Brazilians in their native language.
I use various resources to improve my Portuguese, including talking to Brazilians via apps/websites like HelloTalk, iTalki and Tandem. I’ve spoken with my Brazilian Uber driver once and he also gave me advice and tips about visiting Brazil. But what is a common theme people tell me is that there is more to Brazil than Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Yes, even Brazilians from those cities tell me so. While those cities are amazing and are definitely on my list of cities to see, keep reading to see what other cities in Brazil I can’t wait to experience.