• 3 Days in Lisbon

    3 Days in Lisbon: The ultimate guide

    Before our trip to Portugal I had heard only wonderful things about the capital. Bursting with culture, beautiful scenery, and a vibrant nightlife scene; Lisbon didn’t disappoint. Peter and I were lucky enough to travel around Portugal with my parents who flew out from South Africa. We spent six days in Madeira, three in Lisbon, and ended our trip off with six days in The Algarve. I thought it would be a good idea to write about our 3 days in Lisbon since it’s one of the hippest and trendiest cities in Europe at the moment. Our 3 days in Lisbon went a little something like this… We arrived off…

  • Vilamoura Things to do

    Top 5 Vilamoura things to do: Travel tips for the Algarve

    To say that the Algarve stole my heart would be a massive understatement. I’m a beach girl at heart and nothing makes me happier than sunny days, the ocean breeze and watching the sunset over the sea on another summers day at the beach. Back in July we were blessed in that we got to experience Portugal with my parents who came out from South Africa.

  • Lisbon – A day in Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Palace

    Have you ever visited a place that you had no expectations for and it completely blew your mind? Well I recently experienced this in Sintra while on our Portugal trip. For those of you who don’t know, Sintra is a charming little town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra mountains, near to the capital, Lisbon. It’s the most popular day trip destination for tourists who are staying in the capital city and highly recommended for those who have more than three days in Lisbon. My favourite part about Sintra you might be wondering? Well aside from the breathtaking scenery and endless amounts of Portuguese charm, it has to be the…

  • guide to Madeira

    First timers guide to Madeira: What to see and do

    This past July was our first time visiting the beautiful island of Madeira. The best part is that we got to do it with my parents who flew out from South Africa. This was our first time in Portugal, and we also made sure to visit Lisbon and the Algarve as part of our trip. But today it’s all about the magic that is Madeira. An island full of culture, amazing outdoor activities, and delectable gourmet food, here is what I consider to be the ultimate first timers guide to Madeira. About our stay in Madeira We took a direct flight from London Heathrow to Madeira Airport, full name; Cristiano…