It isn’t always sunshine & rainbows: Guimaraes

On the advice of one our hostel stays, we skipped Braga and went to Guimaraes. THE place where Portugal was born. It isn't on  many people's radar because it is a very small town and its neighbour Braga has more of a reputation in guide books...

Dear Serbia…

I've had a great 7 days in your lovely country. I've been afraid of what I would encounter after my first time in Eastern Europe. Though the Balkan region is slightly different, I've unfairly merged them together. In the past, everyday was always a racial battle with the locals to a point that I've sworn I would never set foot in any country east of Germany. Now, I've grown up a bit more and understood that some cultures will always be that way but it was one thing to understand, it’s another to take action. This year of travel with my...

Finding a Backpack, Harder than Finding a Husband

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Seriously, I put way more effort than I am willing to admit into looking for a backpack. Hours of research, YouTube reviews, calling, ordering, shipping and returning. Thoughts were constantly swirling in my head: Backpack or suitcase? Do I sell my soul (and back) for a better looking one? How much can I really carry? Travel or hiking backpack? Will any of these backpacks even fit a short 5"3 woman? Hydration pack compatible? I didn't even know there were hydration packs! You get sucked into this vortex of absolute madness.   This is supposed to be THE...

Our Packing List (1.0)

Ok, so we're really excited for our trip (as you can tell) that we couldn't wait to try and pack these things as soon as we bought our travel backpacks. We've purchased a few things from Aliexpress (and don't get me started on the few ridiculous things that Vicki had ordered :P) one of them are 2 sets of packing cubes....