Hollin Stafford

Hollin Stafford

Hollin is originally from California. After obtaining a degree in Sociology she worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines so that she could combine her work with something she’s always loved, travel. Later she found herself in Seattle, WA where she met her husband and went to work in the real estate field. She moved with her family from Port Townsend, WA to Sintra, Portugal in 2016. They said they’d try it out for a year and never left! Leveraging her U.S. real estate background and the insights she’s gained over the years into Portuguese life, she works with the Brightman Group, guiding international buyers and connecting sellers. She loves her work and finds delight in helping people find their ‘spot’ in the world. Hollin's passions also include spending quality time with family and friends, seeking out excellent food and writing. She writes in a variety of genres, from YA, to literary short stories, non-fiction and engaging travel pieces. Her current focus is on writing a memoir about what brought her family to Portugal.

Hotel Barcelona Universal Review

View of Barcelona from Hotel Barcelona Universal
The view was amazing! However, if you arrive and get a room with a not so stellar view, have no fear. The rooftop deck is fantastic! There is a small pool as well as a bar and plenty of seating overlooking the city. But back to the room.

Icicle Ridge Winery – Leavenworth, WA

Icicle Ridge Winery Uptown tasting room sign

If you like wine tasting, we found a fabulous small winery in Leavenworth! Technically the winery is located in Peshastin, but it’s only a few minute drive from Leavenworth. Icicle Ridge Winery is a family run winery nestled in the…

Visconti’s in Leavenworth

Viscontis Leavenworth soup

Though one might not think of Italian restaurants when visiting a Bavarian-style tourist town, we were lucky to find a great one! Visconti’s proved to be a wonderful choice. The ambience is nice and we were seated in a twinkle…

Rudloofs Pizza – Leavenworth, WA

Rudloofs pizza Leavenworth

O.k. when you think pizza, you probably don’t think of stone ground mustard, bratwurst, sauerkraut with red and green peppers. But holy cow! When we stopped at Rudloofs Pizza for lunch, Tyson (the owner’s son) was there working when we…