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I met with the representatives of the EU’s forthcoming travel authorisation schemes at a travel blogging conference earlier this year; they are keen to spread the word and ensure that travellers are don’t get caught unawares. There are two rules that will be coming into force over the next 6-8Read More →

Guimarães castle. One of the main things to see and do in Guimarães

I’m always looking for an excuse to visit Guimarães. This ancient northern city is known as the cradle or birthplace of Portugal so its wealth of cultural heritage is hardly surprising, nor is its UNESCO World Heritage classification. There are plenty of things to do in Guimaraes and it’s road andRead 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 →

Praça do Bocage, Setubal

There are loads of things to see and do in Setúbal and the surrounding area, so much so it’s worthwhile staying a few nights to make the most of the opportunity. This guide offers you my top tips for Setúbal hotels, guesthouses and apartments, from glamourous to quirky, unconventional toRead More →

Best places to stay near Obidos, Portugal

If spending time in a quaint medieval town in Central Portugal appeals to you, it’s worth considering staying in or around Óbidos for a night or two. I love spending the night here as the quaint cobbled streets take on a different air once the day trippers have left. ItRead 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 →

View along railings in square, Guimarães, Portugal

Spending a night or two in 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. To help you do that, take a look at my suggestions for lovely places to stay, from the bestRead More →