Category Archive: Portugal

Jul 19

One of travel’s most dramatic nature sites: Madeira in Portugal

  Cliffs, rock formations and dramatic drop offs make some of the most beautiful places in the world. The island of Madeira tops our list for sure and in spite of being in the Atlantic Ocean is easily reachable from Portugal. 

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Jun 29

Pousada Dos Loios: Evora Portugal

  In the historic city of Evora with its remaining temples and aqueducts one can’t get a better location than Dos Loios, a Portugese Pousada that boasts singular service and unique environs in the heart of town.

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Jun 15

Dealing with electronic tolls and rental cars on Portugal’s highways

  Portugal’s electronic toll system has been causing frustrations for tourists and locals alike since 2013. Even now confusion persists mostly for the short term visitor because the electronic bill must be paid in very roundabout ways. 

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Apr 18

What I love about each region of Portugal

  Portugal has the feeling of a tight knit culture and a manageable size of territory to explore for visitors. Our several adventures here however have revealed it is more like the layers of an onion. The closer you get there are deeper and more varied things to explore. Here’s a regional breakdown of Portugal, …

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Apr 16

Ways to experience The Algarve in Portugal

  Perhaps lesser known to non Europeans, the Algarve is a place of immense diversity and natural coastline in Southern Portugal. Think of it as a more affordable, wild and authentic riviera. Here one can get a taste of small town Portuguese life mixed in with world class resorts, harbors, golf courses and shopping centers. 

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