Top 20 plus things to do in the Algarve

Top 20 plus things to do in the Algarve

Dramatic coastal walks, never-ending sandy beaches, fabulous food and wine, friendly locals, historic towns and villages, not to mention reasonable prices, it’s small wonder that Portugal, and in particular the Algarve, is a favourite holiday destination with us...
The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

With never-ending sandy beaches and the Ria Formosa nature reserve on the doorstep, not to mention the charming old town of Faro just a short drive away, there is so much more on offer in this region of the Algarve than just playing golf, as I recently discovered when...
Porto tónico | How to make the perfect white port cocktail

Porto tónico | How to make the perfect white port cocktail

Sitting with a view out to sea and a Porto tónico in hand, I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face as it sets low in the sky. This is the first time I’ve come across this refreshing white port cocktail and it’s wonderful. At €6, I’m...
Where and What to Eat and Drink in Lisbon

Where and What to Eat and Drink in Lisbon

From the pastries in every pastelaria window to the roasted chestnuts being sold on every other street corner, I discovered a plethora of tasty treats to tempt me during my quest to find the best food and drink in Lisbon.  My top ten Lisbon food and...
Going solo in Lisbon

Going solo in Lisbon

As people gathered by the waterfront at Terreiro do Paço watching the setting sun I found a perch on a low wall and joined them. A busker was playing the guitar, a beguiling melody drifting through the air. As the sky changed colours through shades of...

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