Travel Photographer - Portugal in the Fall

In October, 2016, I was given a surprise opportunity to visit Europe with my amazing boyfriend. While still in school and working on my business, it was a crazy time of year. But I just couldn't pass up such an amazing opportunity. We spent countless hours on the beach and had so many adventures. From exploring the mountains to visiting old cathedrals. There is so much to do and see and we only visited the top half of the country! I am amazed by how spectacular the world is every time I travel. One thing I love about Portugal is the coffee. Which is weird because I don't even drink coffee, haha. But it was so sweet and delicious. I honestly never once passed up an opportunity to visit a cafe and have a nice coffee and freshly-made pastry.

We also made our way over to Spain. Only a 20 minute drive and a boat away from where we were staying. I am so in love with Europe and I can't wait to go back. Hopefully soon! There is still so much to see like Lisbon and the Algarve. Looking forward to that day. For now, I will reminisce through my photos and videos.

This path lines the entire coast of Portugal. Came across many hikers from Lisbon, travelling all the way to the most northern part of Portugal.

I was incredibly lucky to be able to experience the culture and meaning behind The Day of the Dead. A holiday in Portugal, where the day is devoted to lighting up beautiful cemeteries in celebration of our passed loved ones. A beautiful and emotional holiday that should be celebrated all around the world. The Day of the Dead is a day of the remembered. An architectural beauty on top of a mountain over looking the city. Family and friends gather at the local churches to light candles and celebrate the lives of those they lost. A gorgeous view and beautiful church bell songs made for a spectacular day.

Portugal's National Park is absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever visited. I could have spent my entire life in these mountains, especially with the fall colours.