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

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

The Best Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The largest island in the Azores archipelago; Sao Miguel is home to 140,000 residents and is approximately 1500 km from mainland Europe. Here on this nature lovers paradise you have the option of exploring a wide variety of picturesque landscapes and unique lava stone beaches that grace this islands rugged Atlantic coastline. The Azores although … Continue reading The Best 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

President Nixon’s Trip to the Azores

An Excerpt from The New Yorker Magazine, January 1, 1972 P. 54 In the article it tells us about the recent meeting between President Nixon & President Pompidou of France on Terceira Island in the Azores. "The historic Azores Agreement was formulated here, in which for the first time in 37 yrs. the dollar was … Continue reading President Nixon’s Trip to the Azores

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

Cruise Excursions in Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island

The island of Sao Miguel in the Mid-Atlantic ocean is hundreds of miles away from mainland Europe with the other 8 islands all within a short flight away. Sao Miguel is the largest island of the Portuguese islands known as the Azores. Discovered in the early 15th century the islands location became one of the … Continue reading Cruise Excursions in Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island

Fun things to do in the Azores

These magical 9 islands off the coast of Portugal are a nature lovers paradise filled with activities on land, sea and even in the air! Here you can experience mother nature and all her glory with countless unique outdoor excursions to keep you busy and create fun-filled memories you will cherish on your trip to … Continue reading Fun things to do in the Azores

Fishing in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

The island of Sao Miguel is an island filled with history and culture, especially from the sea. The important role the ocean on the island is one that has always affected the local people and their superstitions. They say when you live on an island you either thrive or survive. The people of the island … Continue reading Fishing in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

Hosting an Event in the Azores: Sao Miguel

The Azores are the perfect place in between North America and Europe to host any sort of event you may desire. The high quality of food and beautiful flora and fauna add an element of class and magic to your special event. The 9 islands all have a diffrent element of beauty and charm but … Continue reading Hosting an Event in the Azores: Sao Miguel

Domingos Rebelo: The Picasso of the Azores

Domingos Rebelo, was born in Ponta Delgada on December 3, 1891 on Sao Miguel island. The son of José Eduardo Rebelo, a fiscal guard, and Georgina Augusta Pereira Rebelo. The family came from a modest family with limited possessions and four children. The Rebelo family attached great importance to family life and religious activity, aspects that would be remarkable both in … Continue reading Domingos Rebelo: The Picasso of the Azores

A Locals Guide to the Best Food in Sao Miguel Azores

Seafood on the island of Sao Miguel is by far the most popular cuisine with both locals and tourists, due to the outstanding variety and freshness, often caught fresh daily. Alot of local fisherman go out daily and sell there catches directly to the local restaurants and fish markets upon there return to land. The Azorean … Continue reading A Locals Guide to the Best Food in Sao Miguel Azores

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

The Exotic Island of Madeira

Location: The archipelago of Madeira is located 520 km (280 nmi) from the African coast and 1,000 km (540 nautical miles) from the European continent (approximately a one-and-a-half hour flight from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon) How to get here: Azores Airlines, TAP Airlines Population: 270,000 Points of interest:  The island of Madeira is wet in the northwest but dry in … Continue reading The Exotic Island of Madeira

Portugal’s Age of Discovery: The Azores Islands

The discovery of the 9 islands which became known as the Acores or Azores was not accomplished all at once with many legends behind their existence before they were colonized by the Portuguese in the 1430's. The first island to be discovered was the small island of Santa Maria on the southernmost tip of the … Continue reading Portugal’s Age of Discovery: The Azores Islands

Summertime Island Hopping on The Azores Islands

If you're looking for your next bucket list destination for summer then look no further then to the 9 Atlantic islands located 90 minutes from Lisbon known as the Azores islands. The summer here ranges from mid June until about Mid September and is on average between 20 to 30 degrees celsius give or take … Continue reading Summertime Island Hopping on The Azores Islands