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hello! i’m juli!

welcome to design to explore! I document my adventures in travel, design, and food.

10 Reasons to Visit Porto!

10 Reasons to Visit Porto!

After years of travel and lots of writing and blogging, I finally decided to take just a small chunk of that experience and channel it into a purposely blog post aimed to be a guide for future travelers. The finished product is an article titled, “10 Reasons to Take Your Next Trip to Porto, Portugal” (OG title was 10 reasons you’ll leave your heart in porto on your next trip).

Just a few weeks ago, I submitted this article to a travel site called “We Are Travel Girls”, their content aimed at empowering women who travel and support the women who do so. I submitted their article, carefully selecting the photographs and fine tuning my recommendations before I finally hit submit. It was pretty anti-climatic, as the next page told me it could take up to 3 months to hear any response. So i honestly forgot about the article, as I got busy with work and life in Chicago.

Until TODAY, when I sat down at my desk and opened me email to say that my article was PUBLISHED! It’s now live on the We Are Travel Girls website which you can see here :)

Check out the article and give it a read! I truly put my heart into it to create an informative article that really sells a small city and country that go overlooked when planning Euro trips! I’m excited for 2019 to write more articles, go on even more adventures, and really give you guys on the other end some really cool and unique content. This small step is a big motivator, to keep going. All I can say, is there is so much more to come from design to explore.

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Iceland Video!

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