The Top 5 Things to Do in Portugal

This summer, I was able to visit Portugal with my family. We spent the majority of our time in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. We traveled to several other cities in the country, including Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca, Belém, Évora, and Monsaraz. I did some awesome things and saw some amazing sights, so I rounded up my favorite things to do in Portugal.

1—Visit the Lisbon Oceanarium. This Oceanarium is the largest aquarium in Europe. It is also the world’s largest saltwater Oceanarium. My favorite animal here was the sea otters since we got to see them during feeding time—they were super cute. There are also sharks, rays, penguins, jellyfish, and many other aquatic species.

2—See Cabo da Roca. Cabo da Roca is Europe’s westernmost point. From here, you have a panoramic view of the whole coast, which is picture-perfect. Fun fact: the cliffs of Cabo da Roca were believed to be the edge of the world up until the up until the late 14th century.

3—Visit the Roman Temple of Évora. This Roman temple is regarded as the best preserved Roman structure on the entire Iberian Peninsula. It has been preserved by being incorporated into multiple buildings throughout Portugal since the demise of the Romans.

4—Try local specialties and products. Portugal is known for fresh seafood, especially cod. They are also known for their custard tarts, which are delicious! We also visited a local winery, where we toured their facility and tasted their most popular wines. Portugal is one of the top producers of cork. Try shopping for local cork products like purses, shoes, coasters, and even belts.

5—Enjoy the view. Don’t forget to wander the streets and enjoy the view while in Portugal. Be sure to explore places to snap a picture of the panoramic view of the city.

Have you been to Portugal? If so, tell me what your favorite thing was in the comments below!

How to Beat Summertime Frizz

All girls know the fear of frizz taking over when they step outside during the summertime. I recently found a few hair products that will help battle summertime heat and humidity, keeping your hair frizz-free. You can find these products at many local stores like T.J.Maxx for low prices! Here are my four favorite products to keep my hair looking silky and smooth during the summer.

1—Biosilk Hydrating Therapy Shampoo. I use this shampoo daily to help keep my hair shiny and smooth. It hydrates and moisturizes your hair and removes impurities. It contains the moisturizing agent of quinoa and strengthening element of silk for strong hair. It is also sulfate free.

2—Biosilk Hydrating Therapy Conditioner. I also use this conditioner daily to keep the frizz away. It restores moisture levels with maraca oil, leaving your hair feeling soft and hydrated. It contains silk for added strength. It also has elements of quinoa to help detangle hair after a day in the pool.


3—Biosilk Silk Therapy Original. Use this leave-in treatment as needed (once a week for me) to repair, smooth, and protect your hair. This lightweight silk replenishing and reconstructing treatment is for all hair types. It helps reduce frizz and leaves your hair looking shiny and smooth.


4—Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Spray. Use this blow-dry spray if you want to blow-dry or style your hair with heat during the summer months. This helps prevent damage and breakage of your hair. It dramatically reduces blow-dry time and provides intense heat protection. This lightweight spray eliminates frizz and resists humidity, resulting in healthy looking hair. It also helps detangle, smooth, and soften hair.

I love testing out new hair products, and these have quickly become my favorites to use during the summer. These products can’t be beaten when it comes to battling heat and humidity.

What are your favorite products to use to battle summertime frizz? Let me know in the comments below!