17 Cozy & Cool Things to Do in Porto in Winter [2023 Guide]

ravelo traditional boat in porto

When you think of winter vacation destinations in Europe, Porto may not be the first place that comes to mind, but the second-largest Portuguese city has plenty to offer that will surprise you.  While Porto may not be the place to go for typical winter activities or the most impressive Christmas markets, it offers quite … Read more

18 Lovely Things to Do in Lisbon in Winter in 2023

photo from lisbon's main square

Lisbon has been a hot destination in Europe for a few years now, and the hype continues to draw more visitors.  However, while most people visit the city during the summer or shoulder months, visiting Lisbon in winter has several advantages. Most notably, you can avoid the crowds! If you travel to Lisbon from November … Read more

7 Best Douro Valley Winery Hotels & Quintas to Stay In for 2023

view of a quinta in the douro valley region with vineyards in the background

Immersing yourself in the beauty of the Douro Valley is best experienced through a stay at one of the quintas, the famed Douro Valley winery hotels. These traditional Portuguese wine estates offer more than just accommodation; you get to live and breathe the wine culture of the Douro Valley as these properties are also working … Read more

13 Perfect Things to Do in Porto at Night [2023 Nightlife & Activity Guide]

Porto, Portugal old town skyline on the Douro River with rabelo boats.

Porto is Portugal’s second-most popular city, right after Lisbon, and as such, it offers plenty of tourist attractions, museums, and exciting nightlife options.  The charming Portuguese city sits on the bank of the Douro River and is best known for its colorful historical center, Port wine cellars which bring in delicious wine from the Douro … Read more

The Ultimate Lisbon to Algarve Road Trip: 13 Best Stops Along the Way!

The beach of Praia de Rocha with sandy white beach and cliffs and stunning ocean views

Picture this: warm sandy beaches, striking natural beauty, and gorgeous coastlines as far as the eye can see. If this sounds like a dream come true, then read on, and learn about one of Europe’s most perfect summer vacation destinations, the Algarve. The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and the country’s most popular … Read more

13 Lively Things to Do in Lisbon at Night [2023 Night Out Guide]

a miradouro in lisbon after the sun has set

With its charming historical neighborhood, iconic canary-yellow trams, and gorgeous miradouros, the lovely city of Lisbon now attracts travelers from all over the world.  I was lucky enough to live in Lisbon for over two years, and during my time there, I experienced practically everything this vibrant city can offer! One of the things the … Read more

The 7 Best Madeira Hiking Tours: Rabaçal, Pico Ruivo & More [2023]

view of a stunning viewpoint in madeira

From rugged mountain peaks that jut out from the island’s topography into the clouds to the emerald-green valleys teeming with waterfalls and springs, Madeira’s landscapes are perfect to explore by foot. But hiking in another country can occasionally be a little intimidating. Whether it’s navigating the signage system, figuring out public transportation or driving, or … Read more

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Madeira: 13 Best Tours for 2023

a dolphin jumping in the air out of the water with the madeira coastline visible behind the dolphin while on a whale watching tour in madeira

To experience the wild side on your next trip to Madeira, whale watching and dolphin spotting tours are the way to go! Besides the breathtaking nature, incredible hikes, jaw-droppingly beautiful waterfalls, and delicious wines, what really sets Madeira is its marine wildlife! Picture this: you’re cruising through the sparkling blue waters, the salt wind whipping … Read more

15 Magical Things to Do in Madeira, Portugal’s Island Paradise

landscape of madeira island

Madeira is an island of breathtaking beauty and captivating charm. Nicknamed the “Island of Flowers”, it boasts a stunning landscape that can be enjoyed in many different ways. From sun-soaked beaches to verdant forests, there’s something for everyone here. Choose from adventurous outdoor activities like hiking or relaxing on one of its many gorgeous beaches … Read more