Portugal

The Little Luxury Every Traveler Deserves

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Flowers and date night. Two of the (many) pillars on which my relationship stands. I feel so strongly about flowers, that I interrupted a perfectly great evening in the heart of Lisbon to stand in the middle of a plaza and argue about the simple significance of flowers, with my boyfriend Kris. While I don’t recommend my tactics, I don’t regret defending lif[...]

How to spend the perfect family weekend in Cascais, Portugal

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Last week we published a post on how best to travel to Lisbon with children and one of the recommended to do's was a day trip to Cascais. Today I want to follow up and give you some more details on how to spend a great weekend in Cascais, especially if you have kids, since it really is a great destination for some fun days with the whole family. Even[...]

Portugal: the ultimate winter escape for families in December

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People, I have a secret. A true insider tip and an answer to a question my timeline is full off once the end of summer rolls around. The question is: What's an easy to get to place that is still warm in December? The answer is here, friends. It's Portugal. The Algarve is a lovely stretch of land in the South of Portugal that  will usually still get over 20 d[...]

Top tips for Lisbon with kids

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Lisbon and I have quite some history together and the better part of it evolves around me as a mother. It was here that I came when my son was only 4 months old. The place I chose to spend the first leg of winter in as by no means I was keen to spend it in Germany. At the time, this was in 2014, I had rented an apartment in Graca, walked around lots, took sh[...]

DONA - Lisbon's most beautiful boutique hotel

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When traveling, you sometimes find great places and other times, they find you. That's what happened late last year when a small, newly open apartment hotel in Lisbon's district of Graça got in touch to invite me to stay with them if I'd ever be in the neighbourhood. By some wonderful coincidence I was in fact going to be in Lisbon just 2 weeks later and was[...]

7 Reasons to Fall in Love with Portugal

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Portugal captured my imagination when I heard it was one of the sunniest countries in Europe. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Portugal is a captivating destination with a vibrant culture, striking scenery, rich history, flavorsome foods and friendly locals. I traveled there in April for three weeks and absolutely adored it. There are many reasons w[...]

Travelling by Colours: the Lisbon Guide

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One very specific childhood memory of mine is how much I loved the colour contrast of the neighbours' pitch black dog and its neon-pink leash. I would literally sit at my window and wait for their morning walk, just to catch a glimpse and get inspired. I’m not waiting for that dog anymore, but colours still totally do their thing for me. Especially when I le[...]

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Porto

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With Lisbon having been all the rage lately, its little sister Porto hasn’t gotten as much credit as it undoubtedly deserves. Beautifully located on the River Douro, the city is home to stunning architecture, scrumptious culinary treats (fancy some Port, anyone?) and a lively cultural scene - no wonder J.K. Rowling decided to live here for a few years! Co[...]

5 Amazing Day Trips from Lisbon

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Can we all agree that Portugal is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe? At least I think so – I love the country dearly and keep coming back. Somehow, though, I’ve never managed to do a full-blown road trip to see the whole country. It's not that Portugal doesn’t provide ample opportunities for long drives through beautiful scenery, hidden places[...]

The Perfect Long Weekend in Lisbon

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There are often places that catch the 'buzz'. Places which suddenly, out of nowhere, everyone seems to be talking about. Lisbon, capital of Portugal, can be described in this way at the moment; the internet is currently brimming with advice of what to do and see in this city - and with good reason. As I found out last weekend, Lisbon is one of Europe's mo[...]

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