The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

If a holiday on one of the world's most eco friendly destinations is something you have on your bucket list well then a trip to the Azores is definitely something you must experience. A 90 minute flight from Lisbon or a 5 hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through the islands carrier Azores … Continue reading The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Cão Fila de São Miguel: The Azores Cattle Dog

The Cao Fila de Sao Miguel or otherwise known as the Saint Michael's cattle dog or the Azores cattle dog, is considered a rare breed of dog that originates from the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. The history of the dog and its breed dates back to the 19th century and was breed … Continue reading Cão Fila de São Miguel: The Azores Cattle Dog

Angra do Heroismo: The Crown Jewel of Portugal

The island of Terceira is one of the most beautiful islands in the Atlantic ocean, and has played an important role in the history of the new world ever since its discovery in the early 15th century. It is here that they say the old world meets the new world! Terceira is the 3rd largest … Continue reading Angra do Heroismo: The Crown Jewel of Portugal

A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

If someone told you that you could encompass all the flavors of the beautiful Azores islands and capture them in a bottle of sweet liquor what could you say? Here on the island of Sao Miguel for over 75 years the Mulher de Capote company has been producing some of the finest regional flavored liquors … Continue reading A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

The Pottery Factory in Sao Miguel Azores: Ceramica Vieira

When exploring the island of Sao Miguel, you cant help but notice the beautiful signs located on buildings, churches and street corners made of white and blue mosaic tiles. For over 150 years there has been a small company that has been producing these signs and a wide variety of pottery and dinnerware all locally … Continue reading The Pottery Factory in Sao Miguel Azores: Ceramica Vieira

Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One of the unique things about the Azores islands is that they are the only region in the entire Euro-zone to grow tea commercially and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is very special and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea which normally only … Continue reading Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

Melo-Abreu: Especial Beer from Azores

Brewed on the island of Sao Miguel at the Melo Abreu distillery in Ponta Delgada, comes the only commercial beer produced in the Azores. Although Portugal is known for its hot summer days and cold beers "cerveja" in Portuguese, the main market in the Azores is dominated by local brews Especial by Melo Abreu and … Continue reading Melo-Abreu: Especial Beer from Azores

Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

Tea Fields at Cha Gorreana Estate - Sao Miguel - Azores - Portugal In 1750 the initial trials of tea occurred on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores; off the coast of Portugal. Producing very little tea (10 kg of Black and 8 kg of Green Tea). In 1801 the Governor-General of the … Continue reading Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

Shopping in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

While the Azores islands are known for their natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes there is another side to these islands as well, which is that it has great shopping. Local fashions, handmade natural gifts and a wide variety of gourmet foods are only some of the unique items to find here in the Atlantic. The … Continue reading Shopping in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores

On the Azores islands; located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, exists one of Europe's only regions to produce the exotic, aggregate fruit known as the pineapple. On the island of Sao Miguel which in Portugal is referred to as Ilha Verde 'the green island' is home to the continents only pineapple plantations. It is common to … Continue reading The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores