Why Visit Nazaré? Portugal’s Unique Little Beach Village

Visit Nazaré, Portugal – An Original Seaside Experience! The sleepy little fishing village of Nazaré, on Portugal’s west coast, was a well-kept secret until 2011. Only those in the know were booking summer holidays or day trips to this ancient beach resort, and they were quite happy to keep their hidden gem to themselves. But…

Things To Do In Tomar – A Day Trip Guide

If like me, you’re a sniffer-hound for historical obscurities, you may have happened upon the town of Tomar in central Portugal for its connection to the Knights Templar. And yet, whilst the Castle And Convent of The Christ (the Knights’ former home) attracts many visitors to this corner of Portugal every year, there are so…

Lamego And The Douro Valley – Portugal

Visiting The Douro Valley In Portugal Traversing the landscape of Portugal just wouldn’t have been worth it with a travel-sick trio of kiddie-winks in tow, so with a few days to spare ‘sans-offspring’, we wrote a must-see list for the Douro Valley in the North of Portugal and set off in our brand new, zero mileage…

Figueira da Foz – The Rainbow Beach

Figueira Da Foz Beach – Portugal Walking down Balamory High Street, licking a Neapolitan Ice-cream, with rainbow sugared almonds in the pocket of the coat you borrowed from your friend Joseph, holding a shopping bag of ‘party rings’, wouldn’t make you feel more colourful than the beach at Figueira da Foz. Beach huts in stripes…

Mountain Fun In The Serra Da Estrela, Portugal

The Serra Da Estrela Mountains, Portugal It’s Oh So Quiet, Sshhh, Sshhh…. You’ve never seen so many potential kitchen work tops in your life! Except rather than fashion out a table-top surface for themselves, the Serra da Estrela locals decided to carve out little houses with little doors and little windows to live and make…

The Portugal Bucket-List Unlike Any Other!

Portugal – My Shy Friend This year we had the opportunity to show off our corner of Portugal to good friends who’d never visited the country before. We have been visiting Portugal for a number of years and over time we have come to learn about Portugal’s highlights : things that are unique to this…