Day Trip to Playa Las Animas from Puerto Vallarta

A few days before we left Puerto Vallarta, we took a really fun day trip that was eventful enough to warrant its own post. And, if you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, you can use this as a guide to get to a really fun remote beach.  Step 1 – The Bus to Boca The…

One Night in Sayulita

When we’re in the midst of a long stay, Chad and I love exploring the region by doing day trips and when we can, an overnight trip. For our stay here in Puerto Vallarta, we chose the nearby beach town of Sayulita as our overnight trip.  Getting to Sayulita Sayulita is about an hour by…

Puerto Vallarta – We’re Home

I chose not to blog about our abbreviated U.S. Leg (Leg 11) to Colorado, New Mexico, Austin, and New Orleans to give myself a break from it, so I’m a bit out of practice after the three month hiatus. But we’re two weeks into our four-week stay in Puerto Vallarta, the first stop on our…

FAQ – What Did We Learn on Leg 10?

I pride myself on the fact that Chad and I are always learning. The desire to learn is one of the main drivers of our desire to travel. But I have to admit, after our Leg 10 in Spain and Portugal, it was a bit of a challenge to come up with new travel lessons….

FAQ – What Were Our Leg 10 Numbers?

Leg 10 in Spain and Portugal was another terrific trip. It was a bit shorter than our pre-COVID legs at 12 weeks (technically 13 on my budget with the time at home at the beginning and end). However, we fit in a lot in that short amount of time. And it was our first new…

Our Time in Porto

We greatly enjoyed our four weeks in Porto. It is a beautiful city with perfect August weather (highs most days in the low 80s Fahrenheit, lows around 60 degrees, lots of sun and no rain), and easy to get around. Though we didn’t see or do anything too spectacular in Porto, it was very liveable…

Learning in Lisbon

While Faro was a great introduction to Portugal, we really started to understand the country during our week in Lisbon. It began with a great start – a cheap and easy Uber ride from the train station to our Airbnb apartment where we met our host (review below). The apartment was spacious, clean, and had…

Faro – Our Introduction to Portugal

Portugal is the first new country we’ve visited since the beginning of COVID and we were very excited to experience a new place. We weren’t sure how similar or different Portugal would feel from Spain. After all, they’re close neighbors. However, we quickly learned they are very different and as much as we love Spain,…

Sunny (and hot!) Seville

We spent a terrific (but toasty) five days in Seville as we made our way from Ronda to Portugal. Five days was just enough time to get to know the city, see the main sites, and fall a little bit in love with Seville. Plus eat lots of tapas and try the famous regional vino…

Porto: We’re Home

I’m going to keep this short because I’m very behind on the blog and also have lots of work things going on, and we’re trying to get out a lot to enjoy Porto. But so far, so good here! Here are some things we’re enjoying already about Porto. Public Transit Soon after arriving, we decided…