Hello, fellow adventurer!

Hi, I’m Daisy, a writer, travel lover, and US expat. I live in Europe with my husband, Mike, and our two pups, Macy and Tilda Swinton. In 2018, we quit our jobs, sold nearly everything we owned, packed the rest into 14 suitcases, and moved to Portugal.

Every day is an adventure for us – and I want you to have them too. If you’re dreaming about a vacation (or life) overseas, you’ve probably wondered:

  •  How do I make the most of my time and avoid tourist traps?

  • How do I figure out where to stay and where to eat?

  • What about a more ‘local’ experience, with places off the beaten path?

  • What if I have just one or two days in a location?

  • I’m actually thinking about moving to Europe. Where do I start?

I had all these same questions.

One of the best things about travel is that it always teaches us something new. On this site, I’m so thrilled to have a chance to share with you everything I’ve learned from my travels so far - with more always on the way!

 When I started researching places I wanted to visit – many, many years ago – my information was limited to a few guide books. They all talked about the same stuff, the most common sights, but never gave me a true insider’s view. Then came the internet’s information overload. So many words, but still not quite what I was looking for.

I hope this website will be your “just right” solution. Not too big, not too small. Just honest opinions. Personal recommendations. Travel tips, plans, and resources I use myself.

I’m so glad you’re here. We’re going to have the best adventures!

— Daisy