View from Silves Castle, cathedral, trees and buildings.

Whether you visit as a day trip or use it as a base, there are plenty of things to do in Silves. I’ve visited this charming town in the Algarve many times over the years and always enjoy it. Situated on a hill above the River Arade, Silves is aRead More →

People looking out to sea, Sagres, Portugal

Are you wondering whether there are enough things to do in Sagres to justify a day trip or considering using it as a base when you’re in the Algarve? Read on to find out what’s in store so that you can decide if it’s the right place for you toRead 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 →

Ruins of Castle in Aljezur with waving Portuguese flag, Algarve,

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination in the Algarve region of Portugal, Aljezur might hit the spot. Ensconced within the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, this small town is around 8 km from the nearest beach, with plenty of others to choose from in the surrounding area.Read More →

View of Mondego River from Penacova

Wondering which of the smaller towns near the city of Coimbra might be of interest for a visit or even to live in? Here’s a quick overview of the main towns and villages within an hour’s drive of Coimbra. All of them are easily accessible by car or public transport,Read More →

View of Lisbon, Portugal

I recently found myself with a little time to spare whilst in Lisbon, so I thought I’d try a very popular guided walking tour of Lisbon and I’m so pleased I did! This half day, small group tour is a fun introduction to Lisbon, involving some off the beaten trackRead 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 →

Porto and Dom Luís I bridge

I often get asked about things to do in Porto, especially its ‘must sees’. In my experience, this intriguing city has such a lot to offer that it’s hard to narrow down the selection. It’s a city whose architecture spans millennia with traces of Roman dwellings, plenty of medieval housesRead More →