After jumping around Centro Portugal we arrived at @vidagopalacehotel in the #DouroValley. I spent hours online looking for vineyards and the best way to explore #Douro and couldn’t find anything. When I found #VidagoPalace the conceirge, Angelo, created two days of itineraries that have been PERFECT! The best views, incredible restaurants, and vineyards, and towns. (Stories highlights coming soon)! Thank you to @vidagopalacehotel for creating the perfect vacation in theDouro Valley! __ To shop this watercolored dress take a screen shot or follow the link —> http://liketk.it/2wbO2 #liketkit @liketoknow.it
I Need approximately five of these delicious lattes at @Audreysalfama in the @santiagodealfama to make it through the day after our LATE night. Yesterday we checked into the #SantiagoDeAlfama to be in the center of Lisbon’s biggest festival of the year… the Santo Antonio Festival takes place every year in June, usually the 12th & 13th. It is a celebration of Portugal’s patron Saint, Santo Antonio. He is considered the guardian of good marriages and the protector of souls of purgatory. __ In honor of Santo Antonio Lisbon comes to LIFE. This city holds a massive ceremony where 12 couples get married in the Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1147. The city will pick 12 couples that are less fortunate, or can’t provide a beautiful wedding for themselves. After the ceremony the couples parade down the street and through the city. __ During this time the streets are shut down, bars close their doors and open their windows and move outside to serve beer, liquor, wine or port. The music fills the streets and we had never seen such a beautiful vibrant culture so full of love and joy. Vendors in the street are barbecuing porco (pig) and sardines. Graffiti that was colorful during the day now illuminates the alley ways under the glow of old lanterns. Children danced through out the alley ways and ran around with cotton candy and lit balloons. __ and in the middle of some of the best alleys is #SantiagoDeAlfama in the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon. Tiny streets dressed in garland, streamers and balloons. I can’t recommend this boutique hotel enough if you want to dive right into the heart of BEAUTIFUL lisbon! For more of Eve of Santo Antonio go see my stories! __ Like this pretty Pink dress? and Scarf + bag? screen shot the photo or follow the link —> http://liketk.it/2w89O @liketoknow.it
While on vacation hotels can either make or break a phenomenal holiday. The #FourSeasons has always lived up to its reputation, however the @fslisbon takes customer service to another level. We lost a bag in travels and they tracked it down, they sent a detailed email recommending restaurants AND of course made the reservations. Along with every tiny detail you can imagine- and all with a smile! The #FSlisbon has been an absolute dream stay💕 __ Can we talk about this floating orchid display??? The amount of LIVE orchids throughout the hotel is breathtaking. This display is changed once a week, but Matt and i have this theory that the orchids are grown using hydroponics and rotated so they don’t die. __ To shop my favorite slip dresses screen shot this pic or head to —> http://liketk.it/2w7iA @liketoknow.it
Hello from #lisbon! 👋🏻 after many delays we landed in this beautifully colored city! We are staying at the gorgeous @fslisbon and they arranged a vintage sidecar tour for us around the city! I would have NEVER known about this if the #fslisbon didn’t plan this- and it has been one if our favorite ways to explore a city! The weather was perfect, the guide was extremely informative and we fell in love with Lisbon in a sidecar! Perfect first day in #Portugal! __ Shop this cute look here—> http://liketk.it/2w6Wn @liketoknow.it __ @jmclaughlinny #TheJMcLife
Happy Sunday! Over on the blog is an in-depth extremely detailed travel guide to Prague! This city was a dream to visit! From the hotel @cosmopolitanhotelprague to the fairy tale cobblestones streets, to the incredible food scene! All perfection! Link in bio✨✨ Head over to stories to see where we landed today!💕
I have the first travel guide from my recent trip to Europe up! A complete 4 day itinerary with all the info you need!! Where to stay, things to see - I break it down and make it SO EASY including restaurants near all the sites you’ll visit!! Link in bio ✨✨ @dastriest @palaishansenkempinskivienna @viennatouristboard __ This is in front of the Spanish Riding School! This institution has been established for over 440 years!
“Home of the Free because of the brave” ⠀ While i hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend let us not forget the importance of memorial day. ⠀⠀ ___ Every year in the #BostonCommon a flag is planted for every Massachusetts service member of the military who has died on active duty since the Revolutionary War. This year there were 37,268 flags. This is the ninth year for the Boston Memorial Flag Garden and although a somber sight it is also a beautiful reminder of the patriotic lives lost for our incredible country. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Diligently working on my first travel guide from my trip! Vienna + Prague had some beautiful streets! What’s the prettiest city you’ve visited? ✨✨
Halfway through the week!! A couple weekends ago i was in Salem, Ma and today on the blog i have my New England travel guide: Salem up! Where to stay, things to see, best cocktails!! @stayhotelsalem @larkhotels #onalark ⠀⠀ __ Honestly, Ive been to Salem 3x now and I still feel as if i need to go back to see more! And sooooo many cute restaurants like the one shown here! @countersalem is right in the lobby if @stayhotelsalem and besides having incredible dishes and cocktails you can people watch through the floor to ceiling windows- i would love to curl up in a corner with a bottle if wine and watch all the costumes for halloween!
Exoloring The Albertina Museum area in Vienna, this had some of the prettiest views from all angles! __ http://liketk.it/2vQCp @liketoknow.it
Happy Monday! Back to work for me but wishing i was having a cappuccino in this beautiful garden at @dastriest!!! ⠀⠀ __ This beautiful hotel was once the main stables for the horse drawn postal route from Vienna to Triest, Italy! The name of the hotel comes from the Austrian Empress Maria Theresia. There are stunning tributes all throughout the hotel to this history. ⠀⠀ __ Fun fact: artists love coming here- their private gardened terraces and peaceful quiet within the city center has drawn the likes of Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga!
REAL LIFE TALK!! ⠀⠀ Who knows the song “havana” by @camila_cabello ?!? 🙋🏼♀️ ⠀⠀ __ obsessed.... so much so that for two weeks before i left for this trip whenever matt walked in the house i obnoxiously said “ALEXA! Play havana!” In which i proceeded to sing at the top of my lungs... “Vienna, oh-na-na Im going to Vienna oh-na-na Because my heart is in vienna... na-na-na-na-na-nahhhh” ⠀⠀ __ God bless my husband...he’d roll his eyes and then actually sing MY LYRICS and we’d have a dance off in the kitchen😂 #thingsIdontGetOnVideo ⠀⠀ __ On a serious note- we don’t always have it together...but two things i take GREAT pride in my marriage is trust and FREEDOM. ⠀⠀ _ Because of my husbands schedule i travel alone quite a bit, or i meet friends. He never bats an eye, his support is unwavering. I have also developed multiple close relationships with male friends over the years and matt has zero issues if i meet them for dinner even if he cant join. ⠀⠀ __ Even when i want to scream at him (which i do) i will forever be grateful for his understanding and never ending support for me to be me. And i extend the same to him. It makes all the difference in personal and marital growth! ⠀⠀ __ What do you take pride in your most valuable relationship??
I will take all the pretty flower bundles please! Happy Saturday! ⠀⠀ __ @dastriest @viennatouristboard #viennanow #viennagoforit ⠀⠀
Hello Vienna 👋🏻 ⠀⠀ __ Cutest cafes all over this city!!! perfect for cappuccinos, or wine. You know my choice... both! ⠀⠀ __ Just down the street from @dastriest is @meisslundschadn specializes in schnitzel and serves traditional viennese dishes! They have an open kitchen where they hold classes to teach you how to make proper schnitzel, and their desserts are to die for! Head over to see more in my stories!!! ⠀⠀ __ #viennanow #viennagoforit @viennatouristboard
I should have some inspiring quote for this photo that all the IG people love...but in reality i was contemplating two things: ⠀⠀ 1. How can i fake an international death and get away with it. ⠀⠀ 2. Will my life insurance policy cover an international death...Adicous is expensive so Matt needs all the money. ⠀⠀ If someone knows the way help a sister out 😝
Just your modern day Fairy Tale. ⠀⠀ ___ This was taken near the charles bridge in Lesser Town. Would you believe me if i said most of Prague’s streets are this pretty? There is NO trash in the streets, its remarkable. So in love with Prague.