Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, a popular beach destination with plenty of mass tourism. Yet the town itself has preserved its character and it’s fun to explore on foot!
Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe: In addition to the historic center, the Castelo overlooking the city and great museum in Belem, you also enjoy wonderful daytrips to Sintra or the beach. I had planned to visit the famous Estoril, but after some research decided to give the “new favorite” Cascais a try – and I’m … Continue reading
If you have a few days in Lisbon, I recommend you include a day-trip to Sintra, only 45 minutes from the city in the mountains, with two fantastic palaces, an old fortress and a chance for some nice hiking! The beautiful setting has inspired a few writers in the past and attracts lots of visitor today to spend a day … Continue reading
Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. This largest Portuguese city has an interesting history, beautiful architecture and fun dining and nightlife to offer, all without the prices you pay in Paris or London! Read more why you should consider going here!
The Algarve coast in the very South of Portugal is a popular beach destination and Albufeira is near the center of it, close to the main airport in Faro and with plenty of sun, sand and see for a beach getaway. The little town on the cliff above the beach offers plenty of accommodation, bars and restaurants, making it a … Continue reading
On my last night in Faro, I went to dinner at Santo Antonio’s, a restaurant that came highly recommended by the front desk agent at the Best Western Dom Bernardo hotel I stayed at. And he had recommended it with so much passion that I was looking forward to trying it out. … Continue reading
For my stay in Faro on Portugal’s Algarve coast as part of my Iberian Explorer Trip, I selected the Best Western Dom Bernardo hotel. I want to explore Best Western, their rewards program and promotions this year (together with Choice and Wyndham) and this was one of the few options on the Iberian peninsula. Like most Best Western hotels, it’s … Continue reading
More than 5 Million passengers use Faro airport every year to travel to the beautiful Algarve coast in Portugal – and usually bypass the city of Faro. That’s a pity, because Faro has a beautiful old town, quirky street art and great food! Read my Snapshot: Faro you should stop over in Faro before heading to the beaches of the … Continue reading
Lisbon is a fascinating and fun city – it’s easy to relax and get “stuck” in the city center, enjoying the sights, museums or just hanging out in the trendy neighborhoods of Chiado or Bairo Alto. But it’s worth tearing yourself away and head to Belem to enjoy the historic sights or some modern art, there is a lot to … Continue reading
For my second hotel in Lisbon as part of my Iberian Explorer trip, I selected the Ibis Styles Embaixador Lisbon. My first hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Ave Liberdade, was sold out on the last night of my planned stay, I was tempted by an Accor LeClub promotion and based on many good experiences with ibis hotels in the past, … Continue reading