Portugal’s rich culinary history: Smoke filled eyes, emergency 112 calls and dentists

Kicking off your shoes and feeling the sand between your toes on some of Portugal’s finest golden beaches is an unforgettable experience. But you can work up quite an appetite!  Fortunately, the Algarve boasts some...

Hamburg: An Insider’s Guide to This Stress-Free City

Hamburg, nestled northern of Germany, is proud to call itself a “Free and Hanseatic City”. According to one recent survey, it’s one of the world’s least stressful cities. It...
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24 Hours Exploring Lisbon’s Maritime Past and Tram 28

It’s one of the oldest cities in Europe and predates London, Rome and Paris.     Let me share a brief insight into one of my favourite cities.  It’s...

10 Bars, Restaurants & Cafes With Stunning Views

What could be more appealing than sipping cocktails or “fine-dining” on a roof-top bar or restaurant that has the most amazing killer views?  Whether you're perched, eagle like, above a neon-lit city; absorbing 360...

Madrid: A Harmonious Marriage of Classical and Contemporary Beauty

What's the Allure? Although considered to be a fairly young capital city by European standards, Madrid has proudly held its prestigious position in Spain since the mid 16th century. Since its inception in 1561, this...

Pembrokeshire: Wales’ wild and rugged west

I fondly recall many, and sometimes wet, summer holidays as a child in West Wales.  If you allow it, Pembrokeshire will immediately capture your heart.  Purple-grained sea cliffs fall abruptly to sea caves, golden...

The Algarve – Portugal’s Winter-less Region

Ever considered Portugal’s Algarve for a winter break from Northern Europe’s chilly winters? So what makes The Algarve an ideal winter destination? For a start, temperatures consistently reach the high teens during daylight hours. And...