Penha Garcia nestled in the rocks

The quiet village of Penha Garcia straddles a rocky cliff which commands sweeping views over the neighboring plains in the southeast part of Central Portugal. The surrounding rock formations are one of the geological highlights within the NaturTejo Geopark, notably the trilobite fossils that are scattered within them. Given itsRead More →

Views from Troia Golf course near Lisbon Portugal

Golfing expert Andy Waple is back from a return visit to Troia Golf resort. In this post, he not only gives you tips for playing the ‘Troia the Destroyer’ course (see the end of the article) but an insight into the natural beauty that surrounds the site.  When you areRead More →

View of the Douro Valley on a hike from Ervedosa do Douro

I get lots of enquiries from people who are interested in hiking in the Douro Valley. After all, it’s a stunning part of Portugal with its ever-changing mosaic of terraced vineyards, olive groves and small villages. When the weather is not at its extremes, exploring this region on foot canRead More →

Gardens M'AR de Ar Aqueduto Hotel, Evora

Evora is one of those small, attractive Portuguese cities that really deserves spending quality time in. While you can visit its highlights on a day trip if time is short, consider adding at least a couple of nights to your itinerary. To make that easier to do, this article isRead More →

Smartphone with charity images

Knowing that the love and energy I have poured into creating Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal helps you have a better experience of Portugal is priceless. I never fail to get a thrill when readers or clients write to tell me what a difference my recommendations and support have madeRead More →

Praia da Samoqueira, Porto Covo, Portugal

Given that the country has over 1,790 kilometres of coastline, it should come as no surprise to find that Portugal is brimming with beautiful beaches from north to south. Some of the best beaches in Portugal are relatively unspoilt and there is a great deal of variety among them. WhetherRead More →