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

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

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