Landscape around Pinhão, Douro Valley Portugal

Are you having trouble deciding whether or where to stay in the Douro Valley? If so, this insider guide will help you with your choice. The breathtakingly beautiful Douro wine region has become one of Portugal’s “must see” destinations. While it’s possible to get a quick glimpse of the Douro’sRead More →

Deciding where to stay in Porto is much easier with a little insight into its layout. It’s always been a favourite city of mine and one that I return to again and again, even after 16+ years of living in Portugal! During that time, I’ve stayed in several different neighbourhoodsRead More →

Riverside nature trail, Alvor

With its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural landscapes, Portugal has become an increasingly popular destination, which means it’s never been more urgent to make sure sustainable tourism in Portugal is at the top of everyone’s agenda.  As a Portugal travel planner, consultant and blogger, I aim to encourageRead More →

Olhao city scape with dome of church

I always enjoy visiting Olhão in the Algarve but I was a little nervous about taking a visiting friend there in April to show her its understated charms. Would she find it too low key or shabby? Not at all! In fact, she loved its laid back authenticity, as didRead More →

Boats in harbour at Alvor town, Algarve

Considering that it’s a small fishing village in the Algarve, you may not expect there to be many things to do in Alvor. You’d be wrong! Especially if you enjoy walking and being in nature. With the exception of a cluster of high rise apartment blocks near Praia da Torralta,Read More →

Colourful ceramics for sale in Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

If you are a non-EU resident planning a trip to Portugal, you might not realise that you are eligible for tax-free shopping. Even if shopping is not really your “thing”, you may want to purchase some Portuguese wines, produce, jewellery, clothing or crafts to take home so why not saveRead More →