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Basketball Size Hydrangeas on The ‘Blue Island’ in the Azores

The island of Faial is located in the central group of the Azores archipelago, and is part of the “triangle islands”, together with São Jorge and the neighboring Island of Pico which is separated by the Faial Channel; a narrow sea inlet which is about 8 km wide. The...

The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

If a holiday on one of the world’s most eco-friendly destinations is something you have on your bucket list, then a trip to the Azores is something you must experience. A 90-minute flight from Lisbon or a 5-hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through the islands...

Happy Cows: Milk from the Azores Islands

Living in the rhythm of nature, the cows on the island of Sao Miguel live the life every cow dreams of. The fresh meadows, natural springs, and endless green pastures make it an ideal location to produce some of the country’s best dairies. The island of Sao Miguel is known...

February means Carnival in Sao Miguel Azores

Festivals 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....
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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 with 22 treasure chests filled with diamonds, rubies, and pearls. This was a cargo estimated to be worth well over $1...
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Europe’s Warmest Winters: The Weather on the Azores Islands

The Portuguese Azores islands are located 1500 km from the European continent with an erratic but comfortable weather pattern that blankets these 9 Portuguese islands. These nine islands are located in the North Atlantic and still have a mild year-round climate since it is...

Cão de Fila de São Miguel: The Azores Cattle Dog

The Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel or otherwise known as the Saint Michael’s cattle dog or the Azores cattle dog is considered a rare breed of dog that originates from the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. The dog’s history and its breed dates back to the 19th century...
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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...

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. On average, it is between 20...

Meals Cooked in a Volcano on São Miguel Island

A past-time for generations on the island of Sao Miguel is the fascinating way they produced their “Cozidho”, which is cooked belowground in a small wooden barrel. This is then filled with all the meats, potatoes, sausage, vegetables, cabbage, and spices, etc. Once it...

Buying a House in The Azores

The Azores islands, located in the Mid-Atlantic, are a group of 9 islands belonging to Portugal and are located about 90 minutes plane ride from the Capital of Portugal, Lisbon.  They say time stands still with a quaint agriculture-based society and modern Europe flair intertwine...

Golfing in the Middle of the Atlantic on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores islands are a golfer’s dream, where on the island of Sao Miguel, there are two of Portugal’s most impressive golf courses. Located within a 4-hour direct flight out of Boston or a 5-hour direct flight out of Toronto. The island of Sao Miguel is known as the...

The Antonio Borges Botanical Garden in Sao Miguel Azores

António Borges da Câmara de Medeiros was born in June of 1812 and lived until March of 1879. A member of the aristocratic Da Câmara family of Madeira and a knight of the royal house, Antonio Borges came from one of Portugal’s most influential families. A politician and...
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Shopping in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

A quick 90-minute flight out of Lisbon is all the time it takes to get to Europe’s westernmost island destination. The Azores Islands, an autonomous archipelago of nine islands that belong to Portugal, are home to just over 240,000 residents. These nine islands have been...

Sao Miguel in the Azores is the ‘Green Island’

The exuberant landscapes that blanket this beautiful paradise, from mountain high cliffs to deep valleys of fertile vegetation, are breathtaking. The location of Sao Miguel is in the north Atlantic ocean, hundreds of miles away from industrial pollution. The gentle gulf stream...
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Hiking Trails in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores islands are well-known for being an Eco-friendly tourist destination, emphasizing sustaining the Azores’ vision as a green destination. The Azores have never been influenced by mass tourism before in its 500+ year history and have always been a destination for...