Porto, Portugal

After our longest bus ride yet we landed in Porto, Portugal. Though it was the longest (13 hours) transit, it was the most enjoyable because of the breathtaking views of the northern coast of Spain and Basque Country. Porto has spectacular mountains, rich history, and the famous Douro River. Just south of Porto across the…

Photo Gallery ~ Bilbao, Spain

We spent three beautiful days in Bilbao eating pintxos, drinking wine, and lounging on the beach in Basque Country. View from Artxanda. You can take a tram from the city center – Funicular de Artxanda to the top for spectacular city views. Art installation at the Guggenheim. Stranger Things took over Bilbao! Street performance featuring…

Three Weeks on a Bordeaux Vineyard

We arrived at the vineyard three weeks ago with only the knowledge that we would be assisting where needed in the vines and the cellar. Château Brandeau produces natural wine and though this is a loose term in the realm of wine classification, it is taken very seriously to keep winemaking as natural and eco…

Travel Abroad in Europe APPS

In just a little over two weeks we leave for Europe and planning is well underway. This is going to be a before and after post as I have not used these apps abroad…yet. I have downloaded and navigated my way through these apps in hopes of making my day to day slightly more efficient….