View along railings in square, Guimarães, Portugal

A visit to the ancient northern city of Guimarães, which is known as Portugal’s birthplace, will really give you a sense of the proud history of this country. Because there are so many things to see and do here, it’s well worth spending a day or two to soak inRead More →

River at Moinhos do Maneio, Penamacor, Portugal

Exploring Portugal off the beaten path will lead you to many pleasant surprises, such as traditional villages, stunning landscapes and fascintating history. It doesn’t take much to leave the tourist trail behind and for this article, I’d like to tell you about some places in the east of the countryRead More →

Cobbled lanes, Jardim do Mar. What to do in Madeira island

If you’re wondering what to do in Madeira, this travel guide will help you discover the sights beyond its capital city, Funchal. The subtropical climate of Madeira makes it mostly green and beautiful with an abundance of flowers, which is just one of the things I love about it. ItsRead More →

Fishing boat on the Gilão River in Tavira. Things to do in the Algarve

You may choose to visit the Algarve for its beaches, after all many will argue that you will find the best beaches in Portugal here, but it’s always worth prising yourself off your sunbed and exploring the region. There are plenty of things to do in the Algarve that will giveRead More →

Lisbon skyline. Best place to live in Lisbon

Over the past decade, Lisbon has become one of the most popular destinations for expats in Europe. Perfect weather, vibrant culture and stunning scenery, especially alongside Portugal’s liberal visa policies make life in Lisbon appealing for people from all backgrounds. So where are the best neighbourhoods to live in LisbonRead More →

Santa Barbara Gardens at night, Braga, Portugal

There are so many things to see and do in Braga and the surrounding area that it’s well worth staying overnight. Here are my recommendations for the best places to stay in Braga, from superb hotels to comfortable guesthouses. Not forgetting spacious apartments for when you want a little moreRead More →