two girls posing by car in a field overlooking white stucco Portuguese village


We don’t know about you but we love a good road trip.  There is something so unique about driving through a country at your own pace, listening to music or podcasts, having long conversations and laughs with your road trip buddy, and stopping along the way to sightsee or grab a meal at a favorite spot the locals frequent.  Road trips allow you freedom to make your own itinerary and it could be argued they provide a truer picture of real life wherever you are.  Thanks to Alizah Akiko for sharing the highlights of her trip through Portugal and Spain.  The pictures certainly have us adding these countries to our bucket lists.  Alizah was also a guest on our podcast, listen here.



Grid Pics of girls in Portugal


Day 1-3:  Lisbon, Portugal

Top Picks:

  • Museu Arqueologico do Carmo: Very cool ruins
  • Casa do Alentejo: Oldest casino in Lisbon
  • Bairro Alto: Best chocolate and coffee
  • Alfama: Amazing neighborhood with plenty of cute and cheap bars


Day 3-5:  Seville, Spain

Top Picks:

  • Plaza de España: Amazing architecture and boating experience
  • El Cabildo: Cool architecture
  • El Pintón: Cute restaurant
  • Real Alcazar: Gardens of Dorne
  • Hops and Dreams: Great craft beer
  • El Rinconcillo: Oldest tapa bar in Seville
  • La Terraza de EME: Rooftop bar


Grid Pics of girls posing in front of colorful buildings in streets of Portugal


Day 5-7:  Granada, Spain

Top Picks:

  • Sacromonte: Cute neighborhood
  • Mirardor San Nicolás: A town square with one of the best views of Alhambra
  • Paseo de los Tristes: Super cute neighborhood on the river with tons of shops
  • Restaurante Estrellas de San Nicolas: A little expensive breakfast spot, but worth it for the view


If you’re loving these road trip highlights and would like to read the post in it’s entirety, visit Alizah’s gorgeous travel site, Spark of Wanderlust.  You’ll find the details of days 7-11 as they travelled through Malaga, Spain and ended in Lagos, Portugal.