The Castelo do Queijo with Matosinhos in the background

The town of Matosinhos lies just north of Porto and although it’s considerably smaller and quieter than its more famous neighbour, you’ll find several things to do in Matosinhos, especially if you like low-key destinations. Connection from Porto to Matosinhos is by a metro line that takes just over 30Read More →

Hiking through the countryside, Castro Laboreiro, Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal-min

Are you tired of the same old beach vacations and crowded tourist destinations? If you’re looking for a unique and rejuvenating travel experience, why not consider going on a walking holiday in Portugal? I became a huge fan of multi-day hiking experiences a few years ago when I started walkingRead More →

View of Pinhao Beach in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal with blue sea

You’ve made up your mind and chosen delightful Portugal for your next vacation. How exciting! However, you may be wondering when is the best time to book such a holiday? In other words, how far in advance should you be planning your trip and making reservations? Before the pandemic, travellersRead More →

The old city of Coimbra with river in foreground, on a beautiful summers day

With so many online tools and other travel planning resources freely available, you may ask yourself “Why would I use a travel expert to plan my vacation to Portugal?”. There are many good reasons why paying a local Portugal travel specialist to troubleshoot, or even create and manage your idealRead More →

Panoramic view over city of Funchal, from Miradouro das Neves viewpoint, Madeira, Portugal

Planning a trip to Funchal, Madeira and looking for the perfect place to stay? My accommodation guide will help you choose the best Funchal hotel or other lodging for your needs. Funchal, the charming capital city of Madeira, is known for its stunning landscapes and gardens, beautiful old town andRead More →

Glorious greenery, Fajã dos Cubres, São Jorge, Azores

The Portuguese islands of the Azores, set in the mid-Atlantic, are characterised by dramatic landscapes, lake-filled calderas, fishing villages and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. And tea and pineapple plantations. There are also some fabulous places to stay in the archipelago, from the best Azores hotels to guesthouses, mostly with staggeringRead More →

View from lookout Vista do Rei into the volcano caldera Sete Cidades (Sao Miguel, Azores Islands)

If you’re looking for a great hotel on São Miguel Island, Azores, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether it’s the celebrity treatment you’re looking for or the chance to spend some time relaxing in the middle of lush greenery, this amazing island is guaranteed to give you a vacation you’llRead More →

Village and Beach Buarcos Figueira da Foz.

The attractions of this seaside Silver Coast town have been enticing Portuguese and other holidaymakers for many years. If you’re wanting to take some time to explore the many things to do here and are looking for the best Figueira da Foz hotel to lay your head, then check outRead More →