Two women walking through the village of Esteval de Mouro near Alte

Are you tired of the same old beach vacations and crowded tourist destinations? If you’re looking for a unique and rejuvenating travel experience, why not consider going on a walking holiday in Portugal? I became a huge fan of multi-day hiking experiences a few years ago when I started walkingRead More →

View of Pinhao Beach in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal with blue sea

You’ve made up your mind and chosen delightful Portugal for your next vacation. How exciting! However, you may be wondering when is the best time to book such a holiday? In other words, how far in advance should you be planning your trip and making reservations? Before the pandemic, travellersRead More →

The old city of Coimbra with river in foreground, on a beautiful summers day

With so many online tools and other travel planning resources freely available, you may ask yourself “Why would I use a travel expert to plan my vacation to Portugal?”. There are many good reasons why paying a local Portugal travel specialist to troubleshoot, or even create and manage your idealRead More →

Sunset Aerial view of Faro.

If you’re considering staying in the Algarve’s capital city, here are some of the best hotels in Faro, plus charming guesthouses and superb apartments. Because more people are choosing this historical city as a base, the accommodation offer in Faro has become wider and more varied over the past fewRead 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 →

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

Over the past 16 years, I’ve visited the length and breadth of the Algarve and stayed at luxury Algarve resorts, restored fishermen’s cottages and everything in between. To help you choose the best area to stay in the Algarve for you, I’ve identified certain towns and villages that make goodRead 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 →