5 Things to Do in Paros Greece

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Paros wasn’t really on our radar until we started planning our Greek Island hopping trip. We knew we were doing Santorini and Mykonos but since they are at opposite ends of The Cyclades, we needed to stop at some spots […]

5 Reasons to Visit Ios Greece

While Ios is a lesser-visited greek island, it is equally awesome! Only a short hour ferry from Santorini, Ios is a great addition to your Greek Island Itinerary. 1. The Amazing Food Yep, I put the food above the beaches. […]

4 Day Santorini Island Itinerary

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Santorini is the first thing people think of when the Greek Islands come to mind. It is easy to see why. Its clifftop whitewashed walls and blue domes are dramatically gorgeous. I had high expectations and they were exceeded. We […]

How to do Athens the Right Way

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Athens is one of my favorite cities in Greece Europe. The ancient ruins sitting atop a sparkling modern city fit together in an almost magic way. Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and the birthplace of […]

How to Spend a Layover in Sofia, Bulgaria

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So how did we end up in Sofia, Bulgaria? We were asking ourselves the same thing… Since we travel so often we are airline loyal and we have a million miles and the flight attendants know our names buy the […]

Sevilla: Spain’s Most Charming City

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We flew roundtrip out of Sevilla to Morocco so while we were there for practicality, it ended up being an awesome mini-vacation! I adore Spain but our recent trip to Barcelona was so hot and crowded I thought I was […]

Two Weeks in Portugal

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Portugal was one of the few countries in Western Europe neither of us had visited. We had a great two weeks there splitting our time between the rural Douro Valley and the two big cities, Porto and Lisbon. We saw […]

Lisbon Travel Guide

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We had been wanting to go to Portugal for quite some time and I had high expectations for Lisbon. The city itself is pretty rad. It’s sea views, steep streets, and trolley cars reminded me of San Francisco. However, when you […]

Porto, Portugal Complete Travel Guide

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We spent 5 days in Porto as a working holiday before our trip to Morocco. We had expected Porto to be “another European city” but we were actually super impressed with how pretty it was. There are not a ton […]

Wine Tasting in Portugal’s Douro Valley

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At this point we should probably just change the name of our blog to Gypsy Sols World Wine Guide. It seems that no matter what country we are in we seem to be able to find the most amazing wine […]