portugal 101 // summer in the algarve

You know what I just realized? I haven’t seen a beach since June — nada, since our little intro to summer in the Algarve! Sure, we moved from France to London, and had a very mini-US stint in between. But our summer was pretty crammed into a few short weeks. I’m genuinely not complaining! And honestly, even if I was, I don’t think I’d get many RSVPs to that pity party. Luckily, what my summer lacked in seaside quantity, it certainly made up for it in quality. Our few days of summer in the Algarve are almost enough to keep my Vitamin D replenished. At least until I can make my way to my next coastal destination,…

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travel announcement: #LTcoast2coast (part two!)

With one last week of nothing to do (thank you, student life), and while the wino is kicking back on the Jersey Shore, we’ll be waving from the other side of the Atlantic for part two of #LTcoast2coast… That’s right. As is always the way, our time in France has officially flown by. With only a few more weeks to go, the hubs and I are making the most of our time left. By leaving. To be fair, we’ve done a pretty killer job of ticking everything off our Frenchie bucket list—Normandy, Champagne, Colmar, Cassis: check, check, checkity check.  From Portugal!  photo via Visit Portugal For one week, we’ll be on a whistlestop tour of…

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