Porto, Portugal: A Vistor’s Guide

Welcome back! Today we’re talking all about one of my favorite European cities–Porto, Portugal (“o Porto” if you’re a native). Before you jump in, be sure to subscribe to SideofKail and follow me on Instagram @sideofkail! Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal–right after Lisbon. It’s located on the Douro river and sits partially along…

A Weekend in Edinburgh Scotland

Scotland is a quaint country just north of England, painted with vibrant green mountains and stone laden roads. Edinburgh–the capital city of Scotland–is officially my new favorite place. *Depending who you ask, Scotland technically isn’t a country…it’s part of the United Kingdom.* PS: It’s pronounced ED-IN-BRUH (You’re welcome) If you’re planning a Europe trip, or…

Making Dreams Happen: Chapter 3

The trip: Sometimes plans are better off changed. Much like my life, our Europe plans were ever changing. London was a for sure, since we were flying in and out of it. But Paris was a complete disaster and Austria cost enough to make my stomach churn.  So we pulled out a map, scanned our options, and decided to head…

8 Positive Changes to Make in 2019

Soon, we’ll be accidentally signing “2018” on everything before realizing it’s MARCH of 2019. Seriously, the saying should be “at the speed of life” not “light,” because wow where did 2018 go?  And with every new year comes notebooks and newsfeeds full of New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m skipping the resolutions. Although 2018 was…

What to do in Dallas Texas

I love Texas. The delicious juicy BBQ, bright lively neighborhoods, and of course–the weather.  So when I had a free week to head somewhere warm, Dallas Texas was at the top of my list. I’ve been before (and loved it!) but if you’ve never been, let’s talk about what to do in Dallas.  Eat Big …