Where to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Portugal

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You may be in Portugal, but if you’re there on March 17th, you’ll want to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. While not widely celebrated across the country, in the past, Portugal has embraced the spirit of the day with several landmarks historically lighting up in green to honour the occasion. Notable examples include the Clérigos Tower … Read more

9 of the Best Places to Propose in Portugal

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Portugal, with its enchanting blend of old-world charm and breathtaking natural landscapes, offers some of the most romantic settings on the planet for that heart-stopping moment when you decide to propose. From the sun-kissed shores of the Algarve to the historic, cobbled streets of Lisbon and Porto, the country is strewn with spots that are … Read more

11 Places to Find Mid-Term Rentals in Portugal

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While short-term accommodations and long-term rentals are widely available, there has been a growing demand for a more flexible housing option that caters to those seeking a stay longer than a few weeks but less than the commitment of a year-long lease. This is especially true in places like Lisbon, which attracts lots of digital … Read more

Flatio Review: A Promising Airbnb Alternative for Mid-term Rentals

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Flatio is an Airbnb-style platform that focuses on monthly and medium-term rentals, with a minimum stay of five nights. It’s particularly popular with digital nomads and remote workers who are looking for a more affordable alternative to Airbnb and Booking.com. Flatio offers rentals throughout Europe, including Barcelona, Madrid, and Berlin, as well as Portugal. In … Read more

Are Mosquitoes A Problem in Portugal?

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Mosquitoes are common in Portugal, although it depends on the time of year and where you live (properties close to still water have the biggest problems). Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about diseases like dengue or malaria in Portugal. However, it’s still something that you’ll want to avoid if you can.  Mosquitoes are mainly … Read more

Review: Luggit – Lugage Storage That Gets Brought to You (+ Promo Code)

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There are a lot of luggage storage services out there like LuggageHero, Bounce, and NannyBag. Most of these allow you to store your bags at partnered cafes, shops, and restaurants. Luggit offers a slightly different service: they will pick your luggage up from you in one location and drop it off to you wherever you … Read more

A Backpacker’s Guide to Portugal

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Portugal is a fantastic destination for backpackers. It has great weather, beautiful beaches, it’s safe, and it’s affordable. Due to the safety of the country, it’s a fantastic destination for solo travellers and female travellers.  Where to Visit Every corner of Portugal, including the islands of Madeira and The Azores, is worth visiting. However, some … Read more

How Does Portugal’s Tourist Tax Work?

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A number of cities around the world have introduced a tourist tax. This is a nightly fee that you pay in addition to the cost of your hotel room or Airbnb. In Portugal, you’ll notice this fee when you book accommodation in cities like Lisbon and Porto. It doesn’t exist everywhere in Portugal. The fee is … Read more

Is Venmo used in Portugal (or anywhere in Europe)?

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If you’re moving to Portugal, or even just visiting, you may be wondering whether Venmo is used here. And the answer is no. At the time of writing, Venmo isn’t available in Portugal or anywhere in Europe, and most people probably won’t have heard of it.  So how do you transfer money to friends or … Read more

Is American Express Accepted in Portugal?

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If you’re travelling to Portugal, particularly from outside the Eurozone, you may be wondering which credit or debit card you should bring with you. And you may be thinking of taking your American Express. After all, it’s typically travel friendly, offers perks for using it, and has great customer service if things go wrong.  Unfortunately, … Read more