A guide to Christmas in Portugal

Christmas in Portugal is a unique and slightly surreal experience for those of us who grew up in Northern Europe. On the one hand, being able to eat Christmas dinner outside and walk along...

The gay travel guide to the Algarve

It’s rare to see the Algarve listed as a top gay-friendly travel destination. The list is usually dominated by the likes of Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, and New York. But just because the Algarve (or...

Camping in the Algarve: The Complete Guide

The Algarve has a number of different campsites to choose from: from family-friendly holiday parks to small, quiet, family-run campsites. Camping is a fun way to experience the Portuguese great outdoors. The Algarve is an...

Beach Guide: Praia do Vau, Algarve

Situated 2 km from the popular Algarve resort of Praia do Rocha, and 3 km from the small city of Portimão, lies the small, scenic beach of Praia do Vau. Although this is by...

The Algarve for couples

The Algarve has plenty to offer couples: beautiful beaches, boutique hotels, and a wide selection of restaurants. But planning a couple's trip to the Algarve can be hard. While a lot has been written...

20+ Portuguese cakes and pastries to try before you die

Once I got my head around the many different types of Portuguese coffee, the next obvious step was Portuguese cakes. After all, you can't just order a coffee in Portugal. You need a cake...