Recently our family had the opportunity to spend a few days away in Porto, Portugal. Though I had read a bit of info ahead of time and looked at lots of photos of the area we’d be traveling to, I was still struck by its beauty. The people were friendly, the beaches were beautiful, and what cities we saw were filled with lots of history. The bulk of our time was spent in the Northern area around Porto. Porto is known for many things including Port Wine, beautiful architecture (including a bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel) and its location on the Douro river estuary. Our family had a great time exploring the city and just sitting on the beach enjoying the sun.