Caves, Waterfalls and Walks in Portugal

It was the desire to visit lesser known places that saw traveller and freelance writer Justin Stevens enter the sleepy town of Mira de Aire, which borders the Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros. Although only an hour north of Lisbon, there are no tourist throngs to contend with. Follow Justin on his journey above and below the National Park.

Gastro-adventure in Portugal

There are still places left in Europe where you can indulge in some authentic, honest food. They’re just not usually where the tourists are. To enjoy some genuine, handcrafted food, made from a recipe that’s probably been handed down through generations, you have to travel outside the normal tourist places. This is where the adventure begins.…

The Last Potter of Pinela

When you start venturing outside the normal tourist places, you stop being a tourist and start being a traveler, an explorer, a witness to the culture and traditions of a certain territory. In the north-eastern corner of Portugal, the region of Bragança was previously difficult to reach, but a new motorway has opened up this…

Palaces of Portugal: Sintra

By Antoine Barthelemy Sintra is situated in the mountains near Lisbon and has contributed hugely to the Portuguese heritage in buildings and monuments over the course of history. In 1995, UNESCO recognised the importance of the architectural heritage and classified the city as a World Heritage Site. Most famous for its many astonishing 19th century…

Azulejos of Porto

When visiting Porto in November 2016, we were amazed by the diversity, creativity and radiance of the Azulejos, that are pretty much covering everything in Portugal in general and Porto in particular. Azulejos have their origin in the Arabic az-zulayj meaning “polished stone” and were introduced into Portugal by king Manuel I after a visit to Seville…

Porto City Guide

Porto is – well deserved – being named as one of the hottest cities in Europe to visit. And with good reason! This trendy city has great architecture, cool cocktail bars, lots of charm, a long history and excellent shopping. Oh yeah: and Port Wine too! Budget airlines have made this overlooked gem very popular…

Portugal in Pictures

With a base in Porto for the whole month of November 2016, the Travel Team explored the city and surrounding sights such as UNESCO World Heritage recognised Douro Valley, Guimaraes – the birthplace of Portugal and Braga – city of archbishops. Here’s our best pics of Portugal, including the Supermoon of November 2016! If you want to…