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Where to Stay in Madeira?

Where to Stay in Madeira?

If there’s one thing Madeira is not, it’s short on places to stay! Probably due to the island’s diversity and the fact that almost every part of it has a wealth of great things to visit and enjoy, there really isn’t a clear choice when it comes to the best place to base yourself when […]

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Complete Packing List for Madeira

Complete Packing List for Madeira

Growing ever more popular, Madeira is officially one of the best spots to head in Europe now for an amazing holiday in a warm climate that won’t cost you the earth! With stunning coastline, some epic hiking and a diversity of natural landscapes, plus let’s not forget some delicious port tasting thrown in for good […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel Madeira?

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Madeira?

In my general travel experience, I have to say that travelling to islands never works out as cheap as hitting up mainland destinations. It’s as simple as that! Usually, there’s an added cost of getting there, plus food and services tend to be a little more expensive after your arrival too – either due to […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Funchal, Madeira

Top 10 Things to Do in Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a great place to base yourself on this island, especially if you don’t have your own vehicle to get around. With the best public transport links in Madeira – including to the airport – it’s an easy place to stay, with lots of accommodation choices and some good tours […]

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Top 21 Things to Do in Portugal

Top 21 Things to Do in Portugal

Let me tell you, picking the top 21 top things to do in Portugal for this article has been no easy task! A country filled with sensational and diverse activities to enjoy, aswell an eclectic and amazing array of places to visit – from the mainland to the many islands – Portugal is filled with […]

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Ultimate Portugal Itinerary: 1, 2 & 3 Week Plans

Ultimate Portugal Itinerary: 1, 2 & 3 Week Plans

When it comes to countries in Europe that have recently sailed to the top of many a bucket list, it’s hard to get better than the Iberian country of Portugal. Awash with some great cities, stunning coastline, incredible hiking, delicious food and great some great vineyards, Portugal’s such a bit hit all round, that it’s […]

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Top 10 Lisbon Airbnbs

Top 10 Lisbon Airbnbs

If you’re looking for a European capital that doesn’t involve too much sightseeing or museum-going, but is heavy on the cafes, beautiful tiled buildings, ceramic shops and sunset lookouts, then Lisbon could be the city for you! Still pretty affordable as European capitals go too (and therefore great for budget travellers), the country’s political and […]

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5 Madeira Hikes You Can’t Miss

5 Madeira Hikes You Can’t Miss

I’m not going to beat around the bush here, instead I’ll get straight to the point and say Madeira is a hiking mecca! Given how into walking I am, it’s pretty incredible it’s taken me this long to get to this amazing Portuguese island, but thankfully I’ve finally made it and can certainly attest to […]

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Is Madeira Safe? +11 Other Top Tips for Travel There

Is Madeira Safe? +11 Other Top Tips for Travel There

I think it’s pretty fair to say, that I knew very little about the island of Madeira before I travelled there. And I guess if you’re reading this article, that might also be the case for you! Yes, despite the fact that the capital of my home island (that’s St Helier in Jersey for those […]

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Best Time to Visit Madeira

Best Time to Visit Madeira

A Portuguese island, politically part of Europe, Madeira is actually situated off the west coast of Northern Africa and therefore has a climate that much more closely resembles this subtropical part of the world. Through into this mix however, the volcanic landscape of Madeira, the fact it sits in the Atlantic Ocean and the largely […]

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