Category Archives: PORTUGAL

Top 13 Things to Do in the Algarve

Best Things to Do in the Algarve

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic and boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Portugal’s most southern region – The Algarve – is an absolute travel treat! From beaches to water sports, nature activities to food and wine tastings, the Algarve is jam packed with great things to do whatever your holiday style. For […]

Is Portugal Expensive? Estimating Your Holiday Costs + Saving Tips

Is Portugal Expensive

You’ll quickly find that Portugal is one of the most affordable countries in western Europe, so a great place to travel in this part of the world on a smaller budget! That being said, we are talking about western Europe here, one of the most expensive parts of the world, so it’s important to frame […]

Perfectly Perched in the Algarve: Pine Cliffs Resort Reviewed

Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve Portugal

It’s not often I feel at home in a 5* all-inclusive resort! Not that I did stay on an all-inclusive basis at the Pine Cliffs Resort in the Algarve, but the point is, that you I could have. For this is certainly the sort of place that offers it. Along with yoga retreats, wellness centre, […]

Dreaming of an Autumn Escape? Don’t Overlook the Amazing Algarve!

Autumn Trip in the Amazing Algarve

Sat in the late afternoon sun, below ancient olive trees, sipping a delicious glass of white produced in the very vineyards surrounding me, I had to punch myself that I really was in the Algarve. After all, my impression of Portugal’s southern region had been something a little different form this. One of the UK’s […]

How to Travel to the Algarve: Airports, Flights + Packages

How to Travel to the Algarve Airports, Flights + Packages

Located in the south of Portugal, there’s just one international airport in the Algarve, which is located just outside the city of Faro. Modern, large and well organised, the Algarve’s main airport is easy to fly to from across Europe, with regular direct routes from a huge range of different cities. From London, for example, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 tour […]