Couple watching online expereinces on a laptop. Possibly virtual tours in Portugal

I’ve often found one of the great delights of taking tours while travelling comes from putting yourself into the hands of a local expert who is passionate about where they live. Their tours give you those little insights into their world, tiny nuggets of information you just don’t get fromRead More →

Rocky beach of Praia Castro Sampaio, Portuguese coast between Matosinhos and Vila do Conde, Camino Portugues

At the beginning of May 2020, the million-dollar question of when will people be able to travel to Portugal remains unanswered, I’m afraid. As we all know, there are still too many unknowns about this virus for anyone to confidently predict the future. All I can do is tell youRead More →

Dictionaries and resources to learn European Portuguese at different levels.

Do you really need to learn European Portuguese if you’re coming to Portugal? The short answer is yes. Even if it’s only how to say please and thank you. How far you go beyond the basics in Portuguese will depend on many factors but if you’re planning to spend anyRead More →

Little girl in a high chair at a restaurant in Portugal. Family holidays to Portugal

Given my complete lack of experience of travelling in Portugal with young children, I have asked Cátia Lima, blogger at Beyond Lisbon, to share her advice. Not only is she Portuguese, and therefore super knowledgeable of how the Portuguese treat families, she’s travelled widely around Portugal with her little girl,Read More →

Colourful boat on the lake, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve region is one of Portugal’s most popular destinations but it’s more diverse than most people realise. That’s why it’s worth researching where to stay in the Algarve. Before you start looking for the best place to stay in the Algarve, you should work out which area suits yourRead More →

Landscape around Pinhão, Douro Valley Portugal

The breathtakingly beautiful Douro wine region has become one of Portugal’s must see destinations. Commonly referred to as the Douro Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage landscape actually extends way beyond the Douro River and is dotted with towns, villages and wine estates. When deciding whether or where to stay inRead More →