Such an understated, yet complex energetic city that continues to evolve and grow by the day. With the recent influx of tourism the past few years, Lisbon went from an often overlooked layover on the way to other European cities to a go to destination for many travelers looking for an affordable, but culturally enriching getaway. Bem vindo a Lisboa.

I had an incredible experience planning and visiting Portgual solo. There’s something beautiful and vulnerable about traveling on your own. It’s exciting, liberating, and sometimes nerve wracking, but in the end, you often wonder if you’ve discovered more about yourself than the destination.

Highlights include:

Day trip to Cascais, Sintra castle and Quinta da Regaleira.

Trying vinho verde

Live Fado performance

La Cervecheria

Watching production of famous pastel de nata dessert made right in front of you

Need to know where to go and what to do? This Lisbon List Guide is for you.