10 Things You’ll Love About Sofia, Bulgaria

While some people don’t love Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia spoke to me. I visited the country for the first time in July, but the five days I spent there didn’t feel long enough, so I came back in August for six more. Now I’m dreaming of a third trip to see even more. Until I…

Monasteries and Castles and Palaces, Oh My!

My family arrived at the monastery in Belém on Sunday morning. It was the first thing we did after arriving in Lisbon besides dropping our bags at our hotel. We were exhausted, definitely, but we were also thrilled to be in a new place with nothing to do but experience its culture. The monastery in Belém…