Monsanto, Portugal Day 8

Monsanto, Portugal Day 8

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a storybook town that’s like the pages of a children’s book come to life, I always wondered that too. As a little girl, I was building that place – little villages out of twigs and bark and dreaming of...
Douro Valley & Aldeia das Dez, Portugal Day 7

Douro Valley & Aldeia das Dez, Portugal Day 7

We took a Sunday drive today, only it was Wednesday in Portugal. The road out of Geres heading towards the Douro Valley twisted and rolled down to the water and through the forest, through open farmland and little villages along the way then back up the mountain and...
Soajo & Geres National Park, Portugal Day 6

Soajo & Geres National Park, Portugal Day 6

The one lane cobblestone road into Soajo gave us a hint of what was to come. Looking down at the valley below we could see hundreds of acres of terraced vineyards, farmland, and lovely little homes. We rounded the corner and were met by three wild horses on the street...
Porto, Portugal Day 5

Porto, Portugal Day 5

We rolled into the second largest city in Portugal today, Porto, with just a few plans and the general thought of exploring. We discovered half its 2.3 million population might just be cruise ship passengers! We made our way through the crowds for long enough to take...
Nazare, Costa Nova, & Aveiro, Portugal Day 4

Nazare, Costa Nova, & Aveiro, Portugal Day 4

Colin has been wanting to go to Nazare and see the big waves everyone in the surfing world is talking about. This little village on Portugal’s Silver Coast is home to some of the biggest waves in the world. You wouldn’t have known it today because it was...