The hardest part of planning a vacation in southern Europe is choosing exactly where to go – there are just way too many compelling destinations! Here’s a way to make it easier: Start in Portugal! Portugal is consistently rated as one of the safest, least expensive and most naturally diverse countries in Europe. And when […]
You probably heard the cheers from across the Atlantic: Portugal’s first-ever victory in the 2016 Euro Cup back in July was arguably the nation’s most important victory since King John’s 1385 defeat of the Castilians. Now Portugal’s national team has its sights set on the FIFA World Cup in 2018. The road to Russia is […]
This summer I had the fantastic opportunity to visit some amazing places with some good friends of mine. Top of my list to visit was the Algarve (needed to work on my tan) and the seaside town of Portimão did not disappoint.
Around July, four close friends shared an unforgettable experience in Lagos, Portugal. Celebrating friendship (and a birthday), this group had the adventure of a lifetime immersed in the natural beauty of Portugal. Check out Becky Love’s Portugal Adventure and her blog Live for Love (and a little cake) for the full story: Oh My Lagos
What is life without adventure? It is the one thing that unites all travelers – the spirit of discovery, of new places and friends, new experiences, and hopefully some good stories to tell. We are thrilled to support Kanga and the Kiwis this year in their epic journey from London to Ulan Ude, Russia in […]
There has never been a better time to visit the “Hawaii of Europe.” The Azores remain just as unique and alluring as ever but getting there has become much more affordable: The 2015 deregulation of air travel increased competition and dramatically decreased airfares to the mid-Atlantic island chain. So book your trip, pack your bags […]
Yes. Yes you should. The tremendous breadth of activities, sights, landscapes and experiences means Portugal truly has something for everyone. So if you fall into one of these ten categories of travelers, book your trip today!
Travelers to Lisbon never miss the 25th of April Bridge. It hangs over the Tagus River and frames the photos of every tourist – and local – who catches a glimpse of its picturesque red arches. But what many visitors miss is the true story behind the span – and its namesake date. Here’s […]
Ask a city of 500,000 people about Lisbon’s best “local” sights and you’ll surely get 500,000 different answers. But the vast number of unique and charming attractions are a big part of the Portuguese capital’s appeal. So after visiting the major sights such as the Sao George Castle, the Torre de Belem and the Jeronimos […]
Here’s the problem with Portugal: There’s just too much to do! Portugal has so many compelling attractions that it can be difficult to decide how to spend your time – especially if you only have one week. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. After arranging hundreds of vacations to Portugal, we know what […]
The world is waking up to Portugal’s farm-to-table tradition and rich culinary history. Although there are many, many types of dishes worth trying, we’ve compiled a list of five can’t-miss foods for any trip. 1. Black Pork The Portuguese love their pork, and no pork is more highly regarded than porco preto, which gets its […]
There’s a Party for Every Taste in Portugal High culture or low, or something in between, there’s something for everyone all year long in Portugal. Pagan rites, Holy Week happenings, foodie fests, big rock shows and more—the Portuguese love their parties, many of which you’ll find nowhere else in the world. Beyond the big events, […]
Experts say Portugal is one of the top 10 countries to visit this year – and we agree! If you do too and you’re planning a trip to one of Europe’s most affordable, safe and historic nations, consider our insider picks for Portugal’s hottest destinations of 2016: 1. Cascais If you’ve ever wondered where James […]
Considering a trip to Europe? Visit Portugal! With so many world-class offerings for travelers of all types, Portugal is increasingly playing a starring role on the European travel stage. It’s time to discover the possibilities: Consider these reasons why Portugal should be on your go-to vacation list this year: 1) Safety first. While […]
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