An Epic 2 Day Douro Valley Itinerary (By Car, Tour, or Train)

view of the douro valley river and landscape and quintas on a sunny day with the hillside very lush and green

Looking for a getaway to one of Europe’s most gorgeous destinations – and drink some of its best wine to boot?  The Douro Valley is among Portugal’s most beautiful regions, not to mention the oldest regulated and demarcated wine region in the world! The Douro River that gives the region its name rises from natural … 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