A Visit to The Magical Pena Palace in Sintra

/ Local Travel Tips, Portugal /
Hello fellow travelers! In Sintra, a small town in Portugal, there is a magical palace called Pena Palace. If ever there was a palace that belonged inside a fairytale then this is definitely the one! The palace is a UNESCO World ... Read More

Piódâo – Portugal’s Most Beautiful Village

/ Portugal, Weekend Travel /
Hello fellow travelers! Let me introduce you to the beautiful village of Piódão, located in my country, Portugal.  Piódão is right in the center of Portugal, only a few kilometers from Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Getting there is not easy.  The road ... Read More
São Lourenço do Barrocal

São Lourenço do Barrocal Stay at Alentejo, Portugal

/ Portugal, Weekend Travel /
If you are planning a trip to Portugal be sure to include a visit to Alentejo. Alentejo was recently chosen by the prestigious publication Lonely Planet Traveller as one of the best destinations in the World to spend a weekend. In this region ... Read More
Pico Volcano Pico Island, Azores

Climbing the Pico of the Azores

I have always had a mild fascination with mountains and extreme geographies such as remote islands or desolate icy landscapes or infectious rainforests.  There is something mystifying about them that captures’ my attention.  When planning my Azores trip I scheduled ... Read More
Caldeirão of Corvo Island Azores

The Caldeirão of Corvo Island (Azores)

The smallest of the islands in the Azores archipelago is Corvo.  Isolated in the western section of the chain and neglected by most travelers to the Azores, Corvo has surprised me.  Prior to coming to Corvo all I really had ... Read More
Pousada de Juventude do Pico, São Roque do Pico, Azores, Portugal 16

Hostel Review: Pousada de Juventude do Pico

As we rounded the bend of the road in São Roque we both said "wow."  We knew we were staring at the next Pousada which we would call our place for the night.  Looking at the Pousada from the coast ... Read More
Pousada de Juventude de Sao Jorge, Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal 5

Hostel Review: Pousada de Juventude de São Jorge

When you think about a million dollar view or the vista you wouldn't mind waking up to every single day of your life you will definitely look back on your stay at Pousada de Juventude de São Jorge.  Personally, I ... Read More
Pousada de Juventude da Terceira, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal 8

Hostel Review: Pousada de Juventude da Terceira

The Pousada in São Miguel was aged appropriately and had a unique Portuguese flair.  I was expecting the Pousada on the Açoriano island of Terceira to be fairly similarly, but it was not.  Albeit, the hostel was in many ways ... Read More
Graciosa Resort & Business Hotel, Graciosa, Azores, Portugal 3

Hotel Review: Graciosa Resort and Business Hotel

The Açores are made up of nine islands that sit roughly midway between North America and Europe.  Each island is inhabited, though some differ greatly in the number of people.  One of the smaller islands is Graciosa which has less ... Read More
Pousada de Juventude de Sao Miguel 5

Hostel Review: Pousada de Juventude de São Miguel

Pousada de Juventude de São Miguel: When first walking up to this hostel you'll be thinking it looks more like an antique manor.  Large like an estate, white exterior with black accenting and a roundabout drive away which offers plenty ... Read More
Óbidos, Portugal

7 Must-See Cities in Portugal

So the Summer season is coming soon, which is a perfect reason to go on vacation, duh!  And if you're planning to go to Europe - I highly recommend to choose Portugal as your next Summer destination!  Below you will find ... Read More
Padrão dos Descobrimentos: The History Behind a Monument

Padrão dos Descobrimentos: The History Behind a Monument

I think I first saw this monument when I was about 14 years old or at least that is when I first distinctly remember the Padrao.  I have now seen it and Lisbon numerous times.  Growing up my parents told ... Read More