How to Plan the Perfect Sintra Itinerary for 1 to 3 Days

Pena Palace in Sintra - Portugal - architecture background

Nestled in the lush Sintra-Cascais Natural Park north of Lisbon, the town of Sintra is known for its gorgeous fairytale palaces, the most renowned being the hilltop Pena Palace with its brightly colored towers. I visited Sintra four or five times while living in Lisbon, and I can tell you that it’s a continuous discovery! … Read more

Whale Watching in the Azores: The Best Islands & Tours for Whales and Dolphins!

Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores Islands are an unbelievable cluster of nine spectacular islands that seemingly arise out of nowhere, more than 1,000 miles away from Portugal. These geographic isolation of these islands mean that they are heavenly for several different species of whales, who often pass by the Azores … Read more

17 Cutest Villages & Small Towns in Portugal

Portugal doesn’t sit in the shadows of more famous European countries anymore. The country’s beautiful cities draw millions of tourists each year. But, you don’t have to put up with the crowds in Porto and Lisbon if you want to enjoy Portugal’s fantastic cuisine, historic architecture, and multicultural vibes. The Portuguese countryside is a paradise … Read more