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Snapshots from Spain + Portugal

I’m finally back home in Paris and I got a chance to look through our trip photos. I can’t wait to share them. It was such a special trip and I feel lucky we got to go and it worked out so well. It was the kind of trip that when it was time to go home we were sad to leave. Paul usually totes the big camera so I wanted to share some of these snapshots I took from my iphone. For the itinerary we used these suggestions as a loose guide.


  1. Damaris

    March 7, 2012

    Looks like a super fun trip.

  2. Tina Ramchandani

    March 7, 2012

    I’m so jealous! Looks like you had a fantastic time. Especially love the camel’s shadow image in Tangier.

  3. Susanne

    March 7, 2012

    Wow! It looks like you have been having an amazing time traveling and seeing the world. How wonderful an experience for your children too.

  4. emma teague

    March 7, 2012

    just lovely! all of it. my husband and i lived in seville for the past year and you’re making me miss everything all too much!

  5. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    March 7, 2012

    I love Spain! The photos are lovely.

  6. Mandy

    March 7, 2012

    What a sweet pitcture of your son in Tarifa! A wonderful memory to keep!

  7. Katie

    March 7, 2012

    Again, inspirational!

  8. Erin

    March 7, 2012

    Beautiful photos, Jordan. The first shot from Madrid and your husband rowing are especially sweet. Thank you for sharing! xo

  9. Gina

    March 7, 2012

    Thank you for sharing. These are so beautiful! I can’t wait to read further, when I have time.

  10. Anni

    March 7, 2012

    Ooh, I love these! Madrid is so beautiful, I’m dying to go!

  11. Wow this trip looks amazing! Such great photos. I totally got all inspired to have churros and chocolate after the pic of your son =)

    – Sarah

  12. Vanessa

    March 7, 2012

    Wow, gorgeous photos! Looks like a great trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Deepa

    March 7, 2012

    That photo of Sagres looks awesome. I was in Algarve last year (based in Estombar, near Portimao) but didn’t have enough time to drive all the way west to see it. Definitely worth a return trip.

  14. emily

    March 7, 2012

    You inspire me to travel with my little dude!

  15. Liana

    March 7, 2012

    Lovely photos! Such a good idea to pull them together in a photo-story like that. Spain & Portugal are on my vacation wish list. Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a great trip!

  16. The slow pace

    March 7, 2012

    I’m looking forward to reading all your tips and recommendations!

  17. Design Dad

    March 7, 2012

    Wow, looks like an amazing trip! Gorgeous photos.
    I’ve been talking with my lady about planning a trip to live in France for a year or more with our two boys at some point in the hopefully not to distant future, and we have been really inspired by seeing you and your family on the various trips and life about Paris. Keep up the fantastic work!

  18. Nathalia

    March 7, 2012


  19. Ashley

    March 7, 2012

    Amazing, Jordan! I love reading about your travels and following along on instageam. I wonder if you might share a bit on how you typically handle sleeping arrangements? (btw, our baby sleeps in our closet, too)

    But it’s hard to know how to handle sleeping while traveling unless you can always get another bedroom. Did you do that? How do the boys do with new locales?

      • jordan
      • March 7, 2012

      This trip we only stayed in hotels because we were only in each city for one or two nights. Hotels were easier to book last minute. We always get one large bed for Paul, me, and Moses and then get a baby bed in the room for Roman. Our kids sleep pretty soundly so a second room wasn’t needed.

  20. Sugar Daze/Cat

    March 7, 2012

    Lovely! My husband and I spent 1 week in Sevilla about 10 years ago and I have always wanted to go back!

  21. Emily

    March 7, 2012

    Looks dreamy! Wish I could go back!!

  22. Quiqui

    March 7, 2012

  23. Stephanie

    March 7, 2012

    love the chocolate face pics:) looks like so much fun! me next!

  24. Whovian

    March 7, 2012

    “Fezzes are cool” ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Dyan

    March 7, 2012

    Beautiful! I would love to hear more about your trips, especially to Morocco.

  26. mandarinux

    March 7, 2012

    Your photos are beautiful! my boyfriend is from Portugal and I,m spanish ๐Ÿ™‚
    We living in Valencia, the city of Fallas.
    Congratulations for your amazing blog!

  27. Tan

    March 7, 2012

    I can’t wait to go to Morocco!

  28. AmberCecile

    March 7, 2012

    These photos are sooo nice!!! Beautiful places!! Lisbona…I miss youuu!!!

  29. Carina

    March 7, 2012

    I’m so thrilled you had a great time. Now you know why I almost never want to vacation anywhere else!

  30. michelle

    March 7, 2012

    Hi, just curious, what pretty font do you use on all of your photographs? It’s simple and I love it. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. christine

    March 7, 2012

    Sounds like you had a great time!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Nine Seventeen

    March 8, 2012

    Stunning photos! Thank you for sharing : )

  33. La Xaru

    March 8, 2012

    you lost to visit Valencia…The are beautiful things and a great weather…
    For the next time ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. La Princesa Azul

    March 8, 2012

    Love the Tarifa picture in bed ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Nadia

    March 8, 2012

    I live in Gibraltar and Tarifa is one of my favorite places to go for the day on a lazy weekend! I hope you loved it as much as I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Camilla

    March 8, 2012

    Thanks for a great blog and wonderful pictures from your trip. Which hotel did you stay at in Madrid? We’re expecting a baby in 8 weeks and are trying to plan a last minute babymoon to Madrid before it’s too late for me to fly.

  37. macaca grava-por-cima

    March 8, 2012

    Lisbon of my <3, my lovely hometown, with a unique light, like no other in the world!!!

    And this have been the sunniest winter ever!!! You were very lucky!!!

  38. Laura

    March 8, 2012

    Amazing pictures!

  39. Tina Fussell

    March 8, 2012

    These photos just tear at my heartstrings! These are some of our very favorite places that we have either lived in or traveled to extensively! I hope Tangier wasn’t too overwhelming for you. There are a lot of hustlers in the medina, but it is a great quick way to see Morocco. If you ever go back you should consider some of the smaller towns so you can get a real feel for Morocco!

  40. Petites Merveilles

    March 8, 2012

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time!

  41. Amanda A.

    March 8, 2012

    Ah, these beautiful shots make me long to visit Spain and Portugal again! When my family vacationed there, we used Rick Steves’ guides, too – he’s the best!

  42. Trina

    March 8, 2012

    dreamy. such magical memories you’ll never forget!
    xo . trina

  43. pilar

    March 8, 2012

    Youยดve visited Seville! If only I had kown…

    Iยดm a Sevillian admiring your blog and your sisterยดs since long ago. If you come back, please let me know. I would be glad to invite you and your family to a typical spanish lunch and be a cicerone for you all.

  44. canvasofculture

    March 8, 2012

    gorgeous photos! these kinds of travel pics are so fun to look at:)

  45. Ronnie

    March 9, 2012

    The photos of your children are just too sweet for words! What a lovely time you must’ve had together!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ronnie xo

  46. CV Love

    March 12, 2012

    Loving trip

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