General Travel

The Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone

There is no doubt that going off for the first time and traveling alone is a little, well, daunting. Don’t worry, I’ve been there. There are of course both pros and cons to traveling by yourself, let’s discuss. Pros of Traveling Solo The main point to realize, is that I say here “traveling alone” – […]


The Poruguese Town of Valenca do Minho

The most beautiful town in the Minho region is the old town of Valenca do Minho that lies within its own fortified city walls. The new town that lies below it on the hill is generally unattractive. The complex Vaubanne-style fortifications hide the old town from view until one drives through the main gateway. Once […]