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 →

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 →

Porto city at sunrise. Lots of historical buildings and holiday apartments for rent

As we all know choosing the right place to stay can make or break a vacation. No one wants cramped, dingy lodgings in a dodgy part of the city. I’ve written this insider guide to the best apartments in Porto for short stays so that you can feel confident aboutRead More →

Old buildings in Ribeira district of Porto on the bank of Douro river, Portugal

There are several wonderfully stylish guesthouses and boutique hotels in Porto that will make your experience of the city even more memorable and unique. To make it easier for you to choose where to stay, I’ve selected 10 of the best boutique accommodations in Porto city centre. Whether you’re lookingRead More →

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 →

Chaves Castle and historical town centre with grassy foreground

Are you wondering what to do in Chaves, Portugal? Look no further! I’ve visited this pretty town in the north of Portugal several times and explored its charms, of which there are many, so I’m excited to finally share them with you. Technically a small city, Chaves is proud ofRead More →

A bedroom with a view through glass walls at Where Rosemary Flourished, Lisbon

Are you searching for a luxurious escape in Portugal? Look no further than the stunning array of luxury villas in Portugal available for rent. From the breathtaking Douro Valley to the sun-kissed Algarve, there are private villas for rent in Portugal with pools and exceptional amenities waiting to welcome you.Read More →