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 fresh water 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 … 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 the peaceful sea breeze, beautiful scenery and lush fertile grounds. The island of Faial overlooks the beautiful mountain island of Pico which is the highest point in Portugal. The black and white mosaic cobblestone sidewalks are all in various patterns and designs and takes you back to the old … 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

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”

Sao Miguel Azores: Fun for the Whole Family!

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. The 9 Azores islands are not just for adults or the seasoned traveller anymore but increasingly are becoming the perfect destination for an adventurous family trip, to the westernmost … Continue reading Sao Miguel Azores: Fun for the Whole Family!

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

Study in the Azores: University of Azores

The university of the Azores which is the only university in the Azores was founded in 1976 and is a relative new university compared to the older more established campuses on the mainland Portugal. The university has been a beacon of hope and knowledge for the local population for over a generation with children now … Continue reading Study in the Azores: University of Azores

A Guide to the Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

If you are wondering what the beaches on the Azores islands are like look no further. We have the complete guide for you to make the perfect beach choice on your vacation. Each of the 9 islands of the Azores are predominantly dark sand or small stone beaches, with the island of Santa Maria being … Continue reading A Guide to the Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

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