Category: Portugal

An Azorean adventure - 7 best things to do on Sao Miguel Island

An Azorean adventure – 7 best things to do on Sao Miguel Island

If you haven’t heard of the Azores, join the club! I only found out about this little cluster of 9 colourful islands sitting out in the middle of the Atlantic recently and didn’t waste any time booking my ticket to Ponta Delgada, capital of the biggest island, Sao Miguel. This insanely green, volcanic island was […]

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Portugal’s best kept secret

What are the two most popular spots in Portugal for foreign travelers? If you guessed Porto and Lisbon, you’re right! Traveling between them along the sparkling Iberian coast is certainly a delightful journey. But for those who are bit more adventurous and who want to explore beyond the tourist crowds, it’s best to venture further […]

5 must-see places in Porto, Portugal

5 must-see places in Porto, Portugal

A symbol of Portugal’s illustrious wine making heritage and a captivating swirl of medieval, Baroque and 19th century grandeur, Porto makes her stately home at the end of the mighty Douro River. An ancient city birthed from a confluence of Celtic and Roman cultures, Porto abounds with alluring charms, from the historic Port lodges of […]

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5 European escapes for Summer 2018

Summer 2018 is fast approaching and it’ll soon be time for us to jet-off to warmer climes across the globe for a week or two of sun-soaked relaxation. For some, the Caribbean is a major draw for its white-sandy beaches and crystal-clear coves whilst Bali appeals for its exotic culture. For those still seeking a […]

14 of the best cities to visit this April

14 of the best cities to visit this April

April can be a fantastic time of year to get away and enjoy a city break. For many of our readers, it’s a time when temperatures are just starting to pick up a little, when destinations are beginning to open their doors more to tourists, and yet it isn’t a peak time to travel… meaning […]

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Belonging to the world of dreams and fantasy, the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs (in Portugal it is the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs, and not The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs) “inspired” the whole world. Who never fantasized of such good fortune with that blessed […]

Autumn city breaks: Europe's greatest capitals

Autumn city breaks: Europe’s greatest capitals

It’s that time of year again: uncertainty over whether to pack the umbrella (do it), doubt over whether to cycle in the rain (don’t do it), and the annual household argument over central heating (it’s definitely cold enough). Yep, Autumn is here. The onset of our third season also means that we can start deliberating […]

The ultimate luxury in Portugal

The ultimate luxury in Portugal

Portugal’s Algarve is home to some of the most enchanting, dramatic coastlines to be found in Europe, not to mention the superb golf courses, delicious food and charming towns. The Portuguese are especially hospitable people, which makes a trip there even more enjoyable. Add to this the fact that the Algarve boasts some incredible, spectacular […]

8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley

8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley

In a region that is known across the globe for fine wines, Port and creative cuisine, but not perhaps for plant based and vegan friendly luxury, we were excited and intrigued to head for Portugal and research our 8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley. The Yeatman The Yeatman is the first […]

Discover Alentejo: The Garden of Portugal

Discover Alentejo: The Garden of Portugal

Covering around a third of Portugal, Alentejo offers a smooth transition from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon through to the glorious holiday resorts of the Algarve in the South. Affectionately labelled the ‘Garden of Portugal’, Alentejo is a diverse landscape of wildflower meadows, verdant vineyards and dense cork forests. The boundaries of this region […]

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

The past few years A-listers (think David Beckham, Ronan Keating, Pamela Anderson…) have been flying to this tiny country to go under the radar and it is all very hush-hush. So until now, the 300 days of sunshine a year are reserved exclusively for those in the know. Portugal, unbeknownst to most is a glamorous […]

5 of the world's most unique, romantic luxury hotels

5 of the world’s most unique, romantic luxury hotels

Be the new romantic. No more do you need to check into a luxury hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower or travel to Agra to prove your love, Venice and Hawaii are gorgeous, but there are destinations that are beyond. Romance like an A lister, leading tech influencer or… ex President and allow […]

4 of Europe's most exclusive wine experiences

4 of Europe’s most exclusive wine experiences

From the world-renowned Bordeaux region of France to the banks of the Rhine river, Europe is home to hundreds of wineries whose cellar doors are kept hospitably ajar, welcoming curious wine pilgrims inside to sample the spectrum of vintages on offer. But which offers the most exclusive and unforgettable experience for connoisseurs of the grape? […]

Corinthia Hotels offering 50% off annual sale!

Corinthia Hotels offering 50% off annual sale!

Yes, you read that right. Corinthia Hotels is back with their superb annual sale so if you’re looking to book your next European getaway, look no further. If there’s one collection of European hotels that never fails to deliver a sense of luxury and wonder to its guests, it has to be Corinthia Hotels. Located […]

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Portugal – 3 windows on medieval history

Portugal attracts millions of tourists every year. Bordering on Spain in the east, Portugal stands guard over the vast North Atlantic Ocean, at the western end of the European continent. It provides tourists with enthralling opportunities to discover and with many hours of laid-back relaxation. Sunshine and sea, architecture and agriculture, history and nature, food […]

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4 of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2016

It’s nearly that time of the year again, the time when we must decide and begin our preparations for New Year’s Eve before it’s too late. But rather than spend it in the familiar surroundings of yours or someone else’s home, this year, start the countdown and bring in the New Year abroad. (Don’t worry; […]

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