Milan Travel Guide

No trip to Italy is really complete without a visit to Milan. While it is considered to be one of the fashion capitals of the world, this marvellous city has so much more to offer. It is filled with breathtaking architecture, beautiful parks and green spaces, and of course, restaurants and shopping opportunities for everyone. … Continue reading Milan Travel Guide

Favorite Budget accommodations in Europe

We have received questions from a few people about the accommodations we chose while we were in Europe last summer.  We consider ourselves budget travellers since we tried to keep all our accommodations between 50 and 90 canadian dollars per night, which in Europe during peak season can be a challenge.  The truth is that … Continue reading Favorite Budget accommodations in Europe

Guide to Nice on a backpacker budget

Welcome to our guide to Nice on a backpacker budget! Nice is an absolute gem within the French Riviera.  We absolutely loved our time here and already can’t wait for the next time we’ll get to visit.  Nice is well known for being a fancier tourist destination.  The French Riviera in general is known to … Continue reading Guide to Nice on a backpacker budget

Top free attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in all of Europe.  It is big, busy, and full of sights to see and activities to do.  With that being said, visiting all the top attractions can quickly blow a backpacker’s budget.  That is why we have made a list of our favorite free attractions in … Continue reading Top free attractions in Barcelona

Guide to spending 48 hours in Altea, Spain

Altea is a small, quiet oceanside town on the Spanish costa blanca.  From the moment we stepped off the bus, we knew we would like it here.  Our first impression was that it felt like a mix of Lagos and the Greek cycladic islands.  It has the small town vibe that Lagos had combined with … Continue reading Guide to spending 48 hours in Altea, Spain

Guide to spending 1 day in Alicante, Spain

Alicante was our first stop in Spain.  After a total of 15 hours on buses, and a short stopover in Seville, we made it from Lagos to Alicante.  We did not know much about the city of Alicante other than it seemed like a nice place to stop on our way to Barcelona.  It turned … Continue reading Guide to spending 1 day in Alicante, Spain

How to spend 3 days in Lisbon,Portugal

3 full days was the perfect amount of time, in our opinion, to discover Lisbon as well as some nearby gems.  The first day was the one where we moved around the least.  We started our day with coffee and a pastry in Lisbon’s main square called Praça do Comércio.  It is a beautiful, colorful … Continue reading How to spend 3 days in Lisbon,Portugal

How to enjoy restaurants in Europe on a budget

In most European countries, eating in restaurants multiple times per week can become quite expensive.  Luckily we have a solution to help you save a lot of money on restaurants in multiple European cities If you have never heard of “the fork” app, we are about to let you in on an incredible discovery!  Ben’s … Continue reading How to enjoy restaurants in Europe on a budget

10 reasons why we love Lagos

1.Small town vibe We spent 6 nights in Lagos and during that time we felt like we really got to know the town and a few of the small business owners that live there.  We thought it was awesome to see how all the locals know each other and how you see the same familiar … Continue reading 10 reasons why we love Lagos

Our guide to the Algarve

 We want to start by stating that Portugal was the first country on this trip that absolutely stole our hearts.  The Algarve, in particular, left us speechless. We began our adventure through the Algarve in Lagos.  This is where we decided we would base ourselves to visit the rest of the coastline and it ended … Continue reading Our guide to the Algarve