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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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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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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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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6 places to skip in Lisbon (and where to go instead)

I really hate one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to travel tips. If you have this pet peeve too, see 6 places to skip in Lisbon and where to go instead.

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Top 5 Restaurants in the Center of Lisbon with Portuguese Food

Rule number one when choosing where to eat is to not search for a restaurant while hungry. But that’s easier said than done, right? You can take a look at my suggestions of the top five restaurants in the center of Lisbon with Portuguese food.

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How to choose the best area to stay in Lisbon

This isn’t the usual blog post about where to stay in Lisbon focusing on neighborhoods. Choosing the best area to stay in Lisbon starts with knowing why you’re in the city.

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One Weekend in Maia Portugal

One weekend in Maia, Portugal showed me that this Northern city is one of the best for sustainable cultural tourism in the country. Find out why.

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