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Christo Rae, Lisbon, Portugal

Sustainable, attainable - and with culinary delights to banish diets forever - Lisbon’s cultural concoction lures visitors from far and wide, including Leave Work to Travel.      

Charming and disarming, it is also an important pilgrimage destination whose jaw-dropping Cristo Rei statue, inspired by the world-renowned Christ the Redeemer icon in Rio, stops visitors in their tracks.    

Porto waterfront

January may be in its infancy but, if you’re like us, you’ll be dreaming of warmer climes with stimulating landscapes, colourful cultures and flavoursome food.  

Planning a city break is the perfect panacea to banish the winter blues and kickstart the year ahead and the wealth of adventures in store.

 In this article Leave Work to Travel puts the spotlight on heart stopping Porto, Portugal’s second largest city.

The Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

Bellissimo Bilbao - Shimmering Spanish Jewel 

Jaw-dropping and heart-stopping are how we’d describe our first sight of the iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a shimmering Spanish jewel.  

Bowled over by the magnificence of Bilbao, a Basque country treasure, Leave Work to Travel relished the architectural splendour of the museum - but were underwhelmed by the exhibits.   

Palace of Versailles - Spellbinding in its majesty

As the sunshine glistened on the magnificence of the Palace of Versailles and its iconic gardens, I drank in the breathtaking and spellbinding beauty of its majesty.

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