Portugal

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[...]

Vila Vita Parc - The Hotel Paradise for Families in the Algarve

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Ever since I've had a baby, people with kids often email/text/call me to find out one thing: where to travel with their kids. It should be a family friendly place, warm weather, not too far a flight. Well, here comes my top answer: Vila Vita Parc in the Algarve. Ever since I first visited the Algarve when my little guy was only 5 months old I have[...]

Vila Monte - A hotel dream in white

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It had not been all too long since my last trip to the Algarve, only a bit over a year, but when the invite to visit Vila Monte, a new design hotel in Moncarapacho, 15 minutes from Faro, came around, I had to jump at the opportunity. Sun, sea and a beautiful new hotel is too much of a lure for me to just wave it off. Plus, Atlas and I got to bring our friend[...]

Roadtripping Along Portugal's Coast

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I'm sure many of you would agree that road tripping is one of the finest ways of traveling. So when I recently hit Portugal's road to shoot a story for Volkswagen Magazine - hence getting an excuse to escape a rainy and wintery Berlin - I knew I'd be in for a treat. Bernhard Huber, a talented and hilarious photographer from Munich, met me in Lisbon and took [...]

5 Romantic dates to have in Lisbon

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Ah Lisbon! This place fills me with many happy and sunny feelings - it's a place that truly captured my heart during my brief love affair with the city a few months ago. When I went in September, I managed to catch some sweet sweltering heat before the summer bid a sad farewell. The city in all it's hot splendour imprinted it's shabby chic architecture, tile[...]

Top 10 Places to Surf in Winter

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It’s time to trade in that heavy winter coat and those miserable days spent hibernating inside for a neoprene onesie and a trip to the beach. Who says surfing needs to be reserved exclusively for summer? Why not make the most of the ocean 365 days a year? Some of the best swells occur during the colder seasons, and these great conditions aren’t the only perk[...]

3 INCREDIBLE Places to Surf with Rapturecamps

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Dreaming of waking up every day to the sound of the ocean? Fantasizing about that feeling of the wind through your hair, salt on your lips and the sun kissing your skin? Longing to spend your days out on the water, carving up waves and becoming one with the ocean? First step: Watch this video- Second step: Stop dreaming and make this a reality! It doesn[...]