What you need to know about traveling to the Azores

Is traveling to the Azores independently possible? In short, yes it is. From booking flights and choosing hotels to the best time to visit and what island(s) to pick, here is all you need to know about traveling to the Azores.

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Where to go in Portugal in 2018 (my post-BTL considerations)

This post explains my selection criteria of where to go in Portugal in 2018 plus one or two considerations about events for tourism professionals. After a one-day visit to the BTL (Lisbon Tourism Fair), I must say my suggestions are 100% subjective (and a little biased).

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Fantasporto: 38 years putting Porto on the horror film festivals map

My third year at Fantasporto (on its 38th edition in 2018) brought me no surprises: if you’re a fan of the horror/fantasy/SciFi genre, this is one of the best film festivals in Europe (and probably the world, too).

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3 Days in Porto: what to see during Fantasporto

Every year, I spend 3 days in Porto for Fantasporto. Here’s a list of must-see spots within walking distance from the film festival’s venue, Teatro Rivoli. Film sessions only start in the afternoon, so you can use your free mornings for a little sightseeing.

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Where to go for traditional Carnival in Portugal

Find out where to go for traditional Carnival in Portugal, how to reach these destinations, and what to expect from these traditional celebrations. Some of them can be traced back to Celtic pagan rituals and others are just too peculiar to miss.

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The Lisbon Cooking Academy pastry class: custard tarts and laid-back cultural chit-chat

At this pastry class by Lisbon Cooking Academy, you will not only learn how to bake the perfect “pastel de nata”, you’ll also have plenty of room in between cracking eggs and buttering tiny cake molds to chit-chat about traditional Portuguese food and trying to guess the secret recipe of the famous “pastéis de Belém”.

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18 cultural tourism destinations to visit in 2018

Ready for the New Year? Here are 18 cultural tourism destinations to visit in 2018.

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Why I focus on sustainable cultural tourism

Thoughts on sustainable cultural tourism, its impact on the travel industry, and the need for travel bloggers to help market destinations with locals in mind.

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5 of the Best Lisbon Coffee Shops for Coffee and Pastries

Read this list of the best Lisbon coffee shops to find out where to go to for your sugar fix. Know the history of each Lisbon cafe and where to find them.

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Souvenir Shopping in Lisbon: How to Support the Local Economy

A small, curated list of where to go souvenir shopping in Lisbon and support the local economy.

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