Every traveler will find something great to see in Europe. For those who travel on a college budget, it also has a wide variety of places with tasty cuisine, stunning architecture, and beautiful nature. The Old World has a lot to offer to tourists regardless of the country one chooses to visit. But where do you go? Read More
Most travel authorities tend to agree that peak season for globe-trotters is April through September. This makes the more underrated winter months ideal for wanderlusters on a budget and looking for a winter escape. With discounted airlines, hotels and local attractions, this time of year lends itself to spontaneous trips––sans the high expense.
Lisbon, Portugal – only about three hours by train from Porto (where I was staying for the long weekend) and definitely a great option for a day-trip. Lisbon is a big city and of course you could spend much longer than a day there sight-seeing and experiencing but a day is all we had and… Read More
As soon as my final papers and projects were handed in and done with at the start of December I was on a plane to Porto, Portugal for the long weekend (or puente). As someone who has grown up living beside the ocean I was very excited to once again be near the water (oceans and rivers are two things Madrid does not have in abundance).
Porto did not disappoint – the city is extremely quaint and walkable with the feeling that every road leads to the river Douro. The center of the city is easily accessible from the airport, as was our hostel, which was located about a ten-minute walk from one of the city’s central metro stations, Trindade.