Sintra

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
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
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