What to See and Do in Furnas on Sao Miguel Island

Furnas, a small volcanic town on the island of Sao Miguel is by far one of the most unusual and beautiful spots in all of the Azores. This is an ideal location to visit and indulge in the vast amount of  unique flora and fauna that represent the Azorean region. The various gardens, hot springs, … Continue reading What to See and Do in Furnas on Sao Miguel Island

Madeira’s Sister Island of Porto Santo

Porto Santo is a small island that was discovered by Portuguese navigators in 1418 and it was the first of many islands to be discovered by the maritime power of Portugal during the 15th and 16th centuries.  The island is located 29 miles northeast of Madeira Island; the larger of the two islands in the … Continue reading Madeira’s Sister Island of Porto Santo

Travel From Germany, Austria or Switzerland to the Azores Islands

Air Berlin, one of Germanys most popular carriers has been flying to the Azores for a few years now and has begun service to another island in the region. The existing weekly summer service to the archipelago’s capital, Ponta Delgada, will be expanded by an additional flight. There will be 1 nonstop flight per week … Continue reading Travel From Germany, Austria or Switzerland to the Azores Islands

February means Carnival in Sao Miguel Azores

Festivals here on the island of Sao Miguel are seldom a solemn event and are filled with good food, great music and lots of live entertainment. The month of February on the island is no exception. Generally the main festivals end in October and do not begin again until the spring, however this winter event … Continue reading February means Carnival in Sao Miguel Azores

The Mystery of Pirate Treasures Lost in the Azores

In 1594, Portugal’s 1,200-ton ship "Las Cinque Chagas" sailed for Lisbon, Portugal, from Goa, India, with a cargo of 3,500,000 Portuguese cruzados, along with 22 treasure chests filled with diamonds, rubies, and pearls. This was a cargo estimated to be worth well over $1 billion today. According to a report by Gizmodo, the ship measured 150 feet long and … Continue reading The Mystery of Pirate Treasures Lost in the Azores

The Magic of the Atlantic Island of Sao Miguel

Most people only recently began hearing about the Azores islands and that is because of the recent tourism boom that has hit the region. The Azores, which composes of 9 islands in the North-Atlantic off the coast of Portugal which was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century. One of the privileges of growing up … Continue reading The Magic of the Atlantic Island of Sao Miguel

The Captivating Lakes on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel, although volcanic in origin has many craters that have formed into lagoons and freshwater lakes that adorn this magical island in Atlantic. The many lakes on the island of Sao Miguel all have a unique charm and vary in landscape and flora. They all have played an important role in … Continue reading The Captivating Lakes on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Europe’s Warmest Winters: The Weather on the Azores Islands

The Portugese Azores islands are located 1500 km from the European continent with an erratic but comfortable weather pattern that blankets these 9 Portuguese islands. The fact that these 9 islands are located in the North Atlantic and still have a mild year round climate is due to the fact that it is effected by … Continue reading Europe’s Warmest Winters: The Weather on the Azores Islands

An Enchanting Prehistoric Forest in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

The Azores are lush, green islands situated in an isolated spot of the Atlantic Ocean, where temperatures are mild and change little from season to season. Renowned for their thermal springs, crater lakes, exotic vegetation, and unique grottoes that have resulted from ongoing volcanic activity, these islands hold many special elements of a delicate Eco-system.The … Continue reading An Enchanting Prehistoric Forest in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

Bird Watching on the Azores Islands

Raising from the Atlantic ocean, 1500 km from mainland Europe are a group of 9 magical islands known as the Azores. The seas surrounding these beautiful islands are home to an amazing variety of marine life, such as dolphins, whales and sea turtles while flocks of birds adorn the coastlines and enchanting forests of these … Continue reading Bird Watching on the Azores Islands

Faial Island in the Azores: A Yachtsman’s Paradise

What can be more beautiful than a peaceful sea breeze, pastoral green mountains and an island covered with baby blue hydrangeas.The small island of Faial; which is known as the 'blue island', overlooks the beautiful mountainous island of Pico; which is the highest point in all of Portugal. On this small island with a population … Continue reading Faial Island in the Azores: A Yachtsman’s Paradise

10 Amazing Facts about Portugal

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe! Portugal has maintained its original borders since 1139, making it the oldest country in Europe. To put that in a bit of perspective, Lisbon has been around four centuries longer than Rome.Portugal's western European coastline with cliffs that dive in the Atlantic ocean is home to some of … Continue reading 10 Amazing Facts about Portugal

What to do on Pico Island in the Azores

The island of Pico is a small mountain island that is just 150 miles north-west of the island of Sao Miguel. The island is known for its volcanic landscape and the unique wines that are produced on this small volcanic island in the Atlantic. The grape vineyards here on Pico were designated a UNESCO world … Continue reading What to do on Pico Island in the Azores

The World’s Best: New Years Eve in Paradise on Madeira Island

On the beautiful island of Madeira located 600 km off the coast of Morocco and a 90 minute flight from the Azores is where the biggest fireworks show takes place every year! No winter jackets needed here! With an average temperature in the winter in the high 70's make this a tropical getaway worth exploring. … Continue reading The World’s Best: New Years Eve in Paradise on Madeira Island

The Azores Kickboxing Master Pedro “Perrica”

The Azores islands being isolated and located hundreds of miles away from both mainland Europe and the North American continent have always been a group of islands that had to either produce or import. The same goes for talents and skills. Throughout history great men and women have left the comfort of their islands and … Continue reading The Azores Kickboxing Master Pedro “Perrica”

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 Must Do Family Trip to Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel also known as the "green island" is a nature lovers paradise with countless outdoors activities from the land, air and sea available for you and your family to enjoy. The 9 Azores islands are not just for adults or the seasoned traveller anymore but increasingly are becoming the perfect destination … Continue reading A Must Do Family Trip to Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

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

Nordeste: An Oasis on Sao Miguel island

The county of Nordeste is in English translated to mean North-East; which is the location of this beautiful little town on the island of Sao Miguel. Here is one of the more quiet parts of the island where large forested areas surrounds that city limits and beyond. It is here that the islands famous sunrise … Continue reading Nordeste: An Oasis on Sao Miguel island