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

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

Madeira Islands Annual Spring Flower Festival

The annual flower festival on the island of Madeira is a perfect festival to represent the natural beauty of Madeira island. It is here in which the Portuguese call the land of eternal spring. The island is known for its unique gardens and exotic flowers, where anything and everything grows in these fertile soils. This … Continue reading Madeira Islands Annual Spring Flower Festival