Visiting the Algarve in December

Bing dreamt of a white Christmas, but if you'd prefer Santa to bring you blue skies and sunshine then flights to the Algarve should be top of your Christmas list. Reasons to visit the Algarve...

Rick Stein’s Long Weekend in Lisbon

Recently, Rick Stein visited Lisbon as part of his Long Weekend Series for BBC 2. Knowing that this episode would inspire others to visit Lisbon, I've put together a list of the places he visited so...

Rescuing a Dog in the Algarve

I don't have pets of my own. If I could I would, because I'm absolutely mad on animals. The problem is I've chosen a nomadic lifestyle for myself, and travelling with a big slobbery...

Top Questions About Portugal (According to Google Suggest) Answered

People ask some funny questions about Portugal on Google. Some of my favourites are:Why is Portugal considered a developed country? Why is Portugal not Spain? Why is Portugal broke?Maybe in another post we'll...

Visiting the Algarve in November

The low season is here and cheap holidays in the Algarve are super easy to find. Although temperatures are starting to fall the weather is still very pleasant: especially for visitors from northern Europe. Reasons to...

Walking Holidays in the Algarve

The Algarve is the perfect location for a walking holiday. Hundreds of kilometres of beautiful coastline, three hundred days of sun (although you might want to avoid the height of summer), and affordable accommodation are just three of the reasons...