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Walking dog on beach

House sitting is one of the fastest growing travel trends, and it isn’t hard to see why: getting free accommodation (and sometimes really nice accommodation) in return for looking after someone else’s pets is definitely a good deal. It’s a good deal for the owners too. Their pets don’t have to go to kennels, which … Read more

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 incredibly scenic place, with beautiful trees, plants, and wildlife, but a lot of that can be missed when you stay … Read more

Haunted Portugal: 5 places to get the heebie jeebies in Portugal

Some people just love a good scare, whether that’s watching a scary movie or staying at a haunted hotel. The following are some of Portugal’s supposedly haunted destinations, and several are now hotels where you can spend a jittery night. Bela Vista Hotel, Praia da Rocha, Portimão Situated on the promenade near the beach, this otherwise tranquil hotel … Read more

8 Unique Airbnbs in Portugal


Coming to Portugal and want to stay somewhere that’s a bit more exciting than a hotel? Why not rent accommodation through Airbnb instead? Now, not all of the accommodation options that you’ll find on Airbnb are exciting. In fact, most are just magnolia-decorated, IKEA-furnished, short-term rentals. But, there are a few gems hidden in there. … Read more

6 Hotels Nearest to Porto Airport

Although Porto’s metro system connects with Porto City Centre, sometimes it’s just easier to book an airport hotel. There are several hotels near Porto Airport. Many of these are within walking distance of the terminal so there’s no need for an airport shuttle.  Note: Porto Airport (full name: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is in Maia, … Read more

19 Romantic Lisbon Hotels For A Love-Filled Getaway

Where better to say “I love you” than in Portugal’s charming capital, Lisbon. Its candle-lit wine bars, fine dining options and soulful sounds of traditional Fado music make a dreamy backdrop to a romantic weekend away. Whether you want to relax together or explore the sights hand in hand, you can find lots of hotels … Read more

8 Hotels Nearest to Faro Airport

Sometimes you just need a comfortable, convenient airport hotel that means you can hop out of bed in the morning and be at the airport in a few minutes. While Faro Airport doesn’t have an on-site airport hotel, there are a few hotels nearby.  Some of these hotels you can get to on foot, and … Read more

How to find cheap hotel deals (in the Algarve or anywhere else)

Heading to the Algarve (or anywhere in the world for that matter)? Here’s our guide for getting the absolute best deal on a hotel. Step 1. Find a hotel offering a great deal The first step is to find a hotel with a great deal. I usually start this process by going to Trivago, as this searches and … Read more

Review: Gallery Hostel, Porto


Address: Gallery Hostel, Rua de Miguel Bombarda 222, 4050-377 Porto, Portugal I’ve stayed in many hostels over the years, and these days I’m at the age where I tend to stay in hotels more. Porto’s Gallery hostel isn’t your typical hostel, though. It’s more of an affordable boutique hotel with hostel features like a shared kitchen. Considering Gallery … Read more

Renting Long Term with Airbnb

Although most people use Airbnb to rent an apartment or spare room for a couple of days, it’s also possible to to rent apartments on a monthly basis through Airbnb. The rent is usually more expensive than if you were to rent privately (i.e. through Craigslist or its regional equivalent). However, if you need an apartment … Read more