Travel Notes: Oporto, Portugal [2019]

I fell in love with Portugal the moment I set foot in Lisbon and traveled to the Algarve in 2016. The fado music, the smells of food, the humble smiles on the locals’ faces, the passionate conversation that seems like a heated argument but isn’t. The natural beauty that at time reminded me of Cape…

Travel Notes: Lisboa, Portugal [2019]

Lisboooaaaa… It’s always such a great pleasure going to Portugal. I get a chance to indulge in parts of my heritage and really connect with my roots. This was our 3rd visit to Lisbon, and the second time we spent a few days exploring the capital. We had friends with us this time around and…

Sweaty Notes: Kaskazi Kayaking

My love for the ocean keeps growing as I am becoming more adventurous and putting fear aside. I am healing from a lot that has happened throughout my life and relishing in moving my body, especially while outdoors and preferably with an ocean breeze present. A few weeks ago after an anxiety episode, an acquaintance…

Travel Notes: Savings & Budget Tips

Recently, Nutreats asked me to contribute a few tips for Budget Travel to an article on their website. See the full article here.  Set a savings goal and commit to your trip Sometimes we need just one push in the right direction to start working and saving towards that dream trip. Whether it’s going buying…

Travel Notes: Paris, France [2017]

Paris, France with 1 day stopovers in Lisbon and Porto Monday, 03 July – Day 1:  The rush to get shit done, the sad goodbyes to the pups, and then the wait. Travelling always seem so surreal to me. My younger self would never believe that I’ve had the opportunity to travel as much as…