Top 10 Things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon is considered the San Francisco of Europe because it’s a city of seven hills, trolleys and its 25 de Abril Bridge which resembles the Golden Gate bridge. In Lisbon you’ll find gorgeous tiled buildings in colorful neighborhoods, delicious food, and some of the nicest people I’ve met on my travels. Did you know Madonna lives there now? Portugal is one of the more affordable countries in Europe, English is widely spoken, and  you can get free WiFi in restaurants. There’s a lot of things to love about this city, and many things I never got to, but I’ll show you some of my top picks for visiting Lisbon. This was my second time visiting Lisbon and I can’t wait to go back! The best time to visit is in June as they have so many festivals that month including St. Anthony on June 12-13th where everyone parties in the street until the sun comes up.

Pink Activewear

I've been obsessed with finding light pink workout clothes for years and only now are stores really starting to carry it so I couldn't be more excited! It's been especially it's been hard to find sneakers in light pink. Here's some pieces to deck you out from head to toe in pink.

Travel Accessories

I just got back from two weeks in Portugal and I wanted to share some of my must have travel accessories.

Packing Cubes  They help compress your clothing so you can fit more in your suitcase and keep you organized so you can find everything. It keeps your shoes separate so the dirty bottoms aren't touching everything else. The TSA can feel the outside that only soft clothing is inside so they may not pick everything apart. I really like these fabric grey ones because they look stylish.

Money belt The best way to keep your money and passport secure when you travel.

Jewelry organizer This 9x5 zipper pouch has various compartments for stud earring and a ring bar to keep your jewelry separate during travel.

Slim packing cube  This small cube is only 2.5 x 14 x 5 inches and is perfect to keep my undergarments separate and easy to find.

Travel scarf A great alternative to the money belt to keep your iphone on you when you fly so you don't have to keep a purse on your seat.

Portable iphone charger This charges my phone really fast and can charge it 2-3 times before you need to charge the charger. I had another one in the past but it wasn't as powerful as this one.

Cord organizer If you're like me you travel with multiple charging cords that are hard to keep track of.  This pouch has 5 inner compartments which make it easy to keep everything in one place.

Steamer This steamer is my holy grail and I am on my second one. I use it both at home to steam clothes and when I travel. It's so quick and easy to use! I can't remember the last time I ironed something.

Luggage tag On my last trip the luggage tag came off my bag in transit so I had to get a new and got this cute tag to match my pink suitcase.

What I want to buy next is an anti-theft purse but can't decide on a model. Everyone keeps recommending a Travelon bag which are made with all these security features to protect against pick pockets. I just can't decide on a model but obviously it will be purple. I'm leaning towards the small phone pouch one which is only  5 x 2 x 6.75, I just need to find out if it will fit my iphone 8 plus.

5 Activities to do in the Algarve

Scrolling through my feed on Instagram seems like Portugal is the place to go this year! The coastline of southern Portugal, known as the Algarve which means West in Arabic, has endless sandy beaches and is the perfect place to go for a sun-soaked holiday in Europe. There you’ll find breathtaking cliffs, castles, churches, palm trees, charming small towns and delicious cheap wine. I just got back from a 2- week trip to Portugal, my second time there. After seeing all the major cities, I took the train down to the Algarve to spend 3 days there, taking it slow to soak up all it had to offer. Here’s my list of top things to do in the Algarve.