Category: Portugal

Camino de Santiago route planner – everything you need to know to start your journey

Camino de Santiago route planner – everything you need to know to start your journey

Looking for a Camino de Santiago route planner? Look no further! Walking the Camino is the dream of many travellers from all over the world who want to explore in a different way. I’ve been dreaming about the Camino since I was 13, when I read ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Paulo Coelho. This year, I turned…

The best hostels in Lagos for your Algarve adventure

The best hostels in Lagos for your Algarve adventure

How to find the best hostels in Lagos for your trip The Algarve in Portugal is a dream destination for sun-seekers, beach-lovers, thrill-chasers and back-packers (yes, we mean you). It’s an amazing destination where you can have the time of your life while meeting travellers from all over the world, in – drum rolls – all the…

A backpacker’s guide to Portugal – a haven for foodies, adventurers and culture vultures

A backpacker’s guide to Portugal – a haven for foodies, adventurers and culture vultures

From tanning on the golden beaches of the Algarve to swimming in lakes in the Serra de Estrela National Park to exploring the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and the canals of Aveiro, Portugal’s got something to suit everyone. Culture nerds, history buffs, explorers and sunseekers will all feel at home when backpacking Portugal. Often overlooked…

A visual guide to the history of azulejo tiles in Portugal

A visual guide to the history of azulejo tiles in Portugal

Tiles are something you probably associate with your kitchen or bathroom but take a walk around Lisbon or Porto and you’ll see that tiles, or “azulejos” as they are called in Portugal, are works of art, turning dull apartment blocks into outdoor galleries. In fact, “azulejaria”, the art of tiles, tells us a lot about…

Crossing Portugal: the ultimate hostel guide

Crossing Portugal: the ultimate hostel guide

Have you noticed everyone is going to Portugal right now? It’s definitely having a moment! Filled with amazing beaches, captivating history, delicious food, lively nightlife and sun-soaked days – all at an affordable price. Give us one reason why we shouldn’t go? The list could go on forever, but you get the idea that Portugal…

The best restaurants in Lisbon to eat like a local

The best restaurants in Lisbon to eat like a local

Portugal’s capital lives up to its reputation as an ‘it’ place in Europe, with elegant Pombaline architecture, more historical attractions than you can poke a stick at, and a magical glow come sundown. Oh yeah and food – it has mighty fine food. Whether you want to save or splurge (because let’s face it, if…

10 Best Places To Visit In Portugal If You’re Young And Broke

10 Best Places To Visit In Portugal If You’re Young And Broke

Oh HELLO land of stunning beaches, fairy-tale castles, buzzing cities and devilish little custard tarts! Portugal is an absolute gem of a country, a vibrant mix of old and new. If you’re broke AF, but still want to hit up Europe this summer, then Portugal has everything you need. Not only is the food incredible and…

Want a more authentic travel experience in Lisbon? Be a responsible tourist

Want a more authentic travel experience in Lisbon? Be a responsible tourist

Tourism injects money into local economies, creates new jobs and helps to improve a city’s infrastructure. But what happens when tourism is so successful a city struggles to support the influx of visitors? Lisbon is one such city. Visitors are drawn by the cheap prices, warm climate and ancient neighbourhoods but a sharp increase in…

Porto nightlife hotspots perfect for drinking and dancing till dawn

Porto nightlife hotspots perfect for drinking and dancing till dawn

Thanks to a surge in popularity as a tourist destination (that shows no sign of slowing down), Porto’s nightlife continues to thrive and visitors to this vibrant Portuguese hotspot can expect an expanding list of options for enjoying the city after dark. As the city is relatively small and compact, the nightlife is largely concentrated…

All The Food You Need To Try As You Eat Your Way Around Portugal

All The Food You Need To Try As You Eat Your Way Around Portugal

Seafood galore, simple daily dishes (the prato do dia), and the constant availability of an excellent glass of wine – roaming the kitchens and cellars of Portugal is sure to, quite literally, fill you with joy. I’d even go so far to challenge if there is any other country that can combine scenery, surf and…

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