The Pristine City of Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

If you want to experience the Portuguese Riviera then here in the seaside paradise city of Cascais; just west of Lisbon you are bound to find the beauty and magic of this enchanting coastal city. Cascais has a rich history that dates back centuries as a royal retreat of Europe's monarchs in the 19th century; … Continue reading The Pristine City of Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

The Colorful City of Aveiro on the Portuguese Riviera

The Portuguese seaside city of Aveiro is still one of Portugal's undiscovered gems, located just 60 km south of the city of Porto; this small city of 55,000 residents is one of Portugal's most beautiful cities. Here on what is called the 'silver coast' or the 'Portuguese Venice', you can explore the pristine beaches, unique … Continue reading The Colorful City of Aveiro on the Portuguese Riviera

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

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

Surfing on Portugal’s Exotic Island of Madeira in the Atlantic

Surfing first started on the Portuguese island of Madeira in the 1970's off the villages of Paul do Mar, Jardim do Mar and Ponta Pequena. Almost every surf spot is rocky and powerful. No waves seem to break under six feet in the winter months, making it only suitable for the intermediate to experienced surfer. Madeira really did not come to … Continue reading Surfing on Portugal’s Exotic Island of Madeira in the Atlantic