Category Archives: Portugal – Europe

Charming, scenic, and the food was delicious!

We chose Tavira, Portugal for its perfect geographic location, wedged between our long stay in Lagos, Portugal and an upcoming visit to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Now that it was chosen, what did we really know about Tavira? We … Continue reading

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Birds at the saltpans

Even for experienced travelers, sometimes logistics, time, and energy expended for getting to a place is just not worth it. Doñana National Park in southern Spain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its biodiversity and strategic location in … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the western Algarve

For years we read about travel destinations that appealed to us. The places we ignored were often overrun with tourists. For that reason, the Algarve region of Portugal ended up in our reject pile. How many times had we read … Continue reading

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URBAN art in PORTUGAL

That we were returning to Portugal surprised our friends. Here’s one of many good reasons for us to return: after traveling around the world, we think that no country surpasses Portugal for its street art. Our first visit to Portugal … Continue reading

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Follow the Leader (in travel planning)

When we travel, we usually stay at each destination for many days — often up to a month. It may surprise you to know that we don’t usually have much planned to do once we arrive. This may be backwards, … Continue reading

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A quiet Portugal beach at the end of summer

Everyone complained about so many tourists and crowded Portugal beaches in the summer. We were so thrilled to be  at sandy, pristine beaches in Lagos that the crowds seemed a small price to pay. We rarely sat on the beach … Continue reading

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Treasure discovered by the ancient wall

It was a treasure discovered by sheer luck – which happened on a hot day in Lagos, Portugal. The sun seemed to be following us without mercy as we walked on cobblestones through the old city. When we spotted one … Continue reading

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