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  • Our Favorite Miradouros (Viewpoints) on São Miguel Island

    Our Favorite Miradouros (Viewpoints) on São Miguel Island

    Once you grab your rental car on Sao Miguel Island, it won’t take long before you start noticing road signs for “miradouros.” You’ll see A LOT of them. Miradouro means “viewpoint” and they’re kind of like scenic overlooks in the U.S. The island is really well marked with signs and […]Read More »
  • Montserrat Monastery: A Day Trip from Barcelona

    Montserrat Monastery: A Day Trip from Barcelona

    Santa Maria de Montserrat (or more simply referred to as Montserrat or Montserrat Monastery) is about an hour’s drive from Barcelona on the mountain Montserrat. The monastery dates back to the 11th century and still operates today. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and […]Read More »
  • Experiencing Gaudí in Barcelona

    Experiencing Gaudí in Barcelona

    The second you begin planning your trip to Barcelona, your Google searches will be filled with many colorful buildings, thanks to the creative and inspiring architect Antoni Gaudí. Experiencing Gaudi in Barcelona will be top-priority on your to-do list and for good reason. His mark on the city is one-of-a-kind […]Read More »
  • Weekend Getaways in the Southeastern U.S.

    Weekend Getaways in the Southeastern U.S.

    Weekend getaways are some of our favorite trips: you avoid using significant vacation time, you’ll spend less than a longer trip, and you still get to see a new place! If you live in the Southeastern U.S. like us (we’re in Jacksonville, FL), you may want to consider one of […]Read More »
  • 10 Things You Must Do on São Miguel Island

    10 Things You Must Do on São Miguel Island

    São Miguel Island is one of the – if not the most – naturally beautiful places we’ve ever visited. Still relatively new to receiving tourists, the Azores remain very untouched and you’ll be in awe of the shades of greens and blues all over the island. If you’re heading to […]Read More »

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