As many of you know, Justin and I just got back from a quick trip to Europe, during which we visited Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon over the course of a week (a bit crazy I know). I have to say, I fell in love with Portugal and as far as cities go, I liked Lisbon quite a lot more than either Madrid or Barcelona. With Spain being its more famous neighbor, Portugal doesn't end up on people's travel radars as often as it should. Here's six reasons you should add Lisbon to your travel list.
When I was eight we left our home in Africa and returned to the United States. Our tickets were to take us back by way of the Netherlands, and so my parents decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to stop and explore Europe. And so they planned a two week stop over in which we would drive through seven European countries in a VW camper van. We had been living as volunteers in Tanzania for seven years and so money was definitely tight. This was budget travel at its best which meant that there was no staying anywhere but the camper van and that we spent the whole time doing covert camping so we wouldn't be saddled with campground fees.