Portugal

Funchal Or Lisbon

Funchal Or Lisbon? Mainland Or Island Capital This Year?

Can’t choose between Funchal or Lisbon? Talk about nice problems to have! These two towns offer an immersive hit of Portuguese culture and history, along with oodles of great dining and cracking hotels. But they are actually very different places, with very different vibes… One is the bustling hub of the whole country, perched on the Tagus River estuary with...

Is Obidos Worth Visiting?

Is Obidos Worth Visiting? 7 Reasons to See This Medieval Town

Is Obidos worth visiting? Well, when an entire town is given as a gift, you know it must be good. And Obidos is one such place. Presented by King Dinis I as a wedding present to his new bride, Queen Dona Isabel, this small town stands today as one of the most scenic destinations in Portugal. At just over an hour’s drive from the cultured capital, Lisbon, you can find...

Azores Or Madeira

Azores Or Madeira? Choosing Between Portugal’s Islands

Can’t decide between Azores or Madeira? We’re here to help you pick between the two most famous groups of islands in Portugal. How? By homing in on several key aspects of each to see where’s best for foodies, for partiers, for budget travelers, and outdoors adventurers. The Azores and Madeira aren’t all that different. They are both set far...

is madeira worth visiting?

Is Madeira Worth Visiting? 7 Great Reasons To Visit Madeira

Is Madeira worth visiting? If you’re still wondering whether you should visit Madeira, here you will find seven great reasons to visit the Portuguese island. This rugged isle is something spectacular. The weather is rather sunny and balmy all year round, while the highlands draw enough rain to make for excellent hiking and tasty farm-to-table foods. Then...

Porto Itinerary 4 Days

The Perfect Porto Itinerary 4 Days For City Breakers

Welcome to our perfect Porto Itinerary, 4 days of exploring the urban jewel of northern Portugal. This travel plan is tailored for fly-in, fly-out city breakers who want to check off all the must-see sights of the country’s second-largest city. It aims to distill all the top draws of the town and the region into one quick hit of art, culture, and – of course –...

Is Peniche worth visiting?

Is Peniche Worth Visiting? 7 Reasons to Visit Peniche

There’s no doubt in our minds that Portugal is one of the top European hotspots for travelers. The weather, the food, the people, the culture, and the scenery just make it a spectacular place to visit. All of these factors are exemplified by Peniche, a rocky peninsula with a proud fishing history. These days, it’s an up-and-coming tourist destination...

Sintra or Cascais

Sintra or Cascais: The Battle of Portugal’s Coastal Towns

Although being close in distance, Sintra and Cascais do offer a fair number of differences. Sintra, with its forested and mountainous backdrop, was once a sanctuary for the royals, and it’s easy to see why. The nature here is stunning, and now, thanks to those royals, it also boasts a selection of grand castles to feast your eyes on. While the once tiny fishing...

best beach towns in Portugal

The 9 Best Beach Towns in Portugal to Visit this Summer

Blessed with over 1,000 miles of picturesque coastline, Portugal is home to an array of charming seaside towns. It’s a veritable paradise for lovers of sand, sea, and sun. The good news is that most of the country’s towns are located near the coastline, which ranges from Porto in the north, through Lisbon, and all the way down to the balmy region of the...