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Best Surfing Destinations for Beginners

Best Surfing Destinations for Beginners

Best Beaches to Learn to Surf.

Do you want to learn to surf, but don’t know where to holiday where the surf isn’t too challenging? The ocean can be an intimidating place if you don’t know what you’re doing, and it’s important that you start off in a place where you’re both safe and hopefully have the chance of catching a lot of waves and progressing. Here’s our top 4 surf destinations to learn to surf.

May 12, 2017 | By More
5 Budding Travel Destinations For Global Trend Setters

5 Budding Travel Destinations For Global Trend Setters

5 hot travel spots that are impossible to ignore for global travelers.

Here’s where the trend setters are going now! Conventional traveling is no longer in trend. Increasingly, more travelers want to see places very few other people have seen before or spots that are hidden gems. We’ve laid out 5 of the trendiest and most sought-after places that you just can’t ignore for this season.

April 26, 2017 | By More
Best Things To Do In The Algarve

Best Things To Do In The Algarve

The Algarve on the southern border of Portugal has long been a magnet for vacationers looking to avoid winter’s cold and blustery weather. Its beautiful golden beaches, green golf courses, and laissez faire style of living has made this destination a favorite amongst sun-starved holiday makers from the UK and much of Europe. With the Atlantic ocean gulf stream helping to keep beaches and playgrounds temperate all winter long, coupled with the welcoming spirit of the Portuguese people, and you have an ideal vacation destination waiting to be explored.

Here’s a look at the best of the Algarve and how to plan a wonderful holiday.

February 12, 2017 | By More
9 Places to Retire Where $250,000 Will Last 30 Years

9 Places to Retire Where $250,000 Will Last 30 Years

9 Places To Retire Where $250,000 Will Last 3o Years!

Retiring abroad has a lot of benefits, and quite frankly, one of the best benefits is, by far, the cost of living. While $250,000 may not seem like a large nest egg in the United States, did you know there are other countries in the world where you could live for more than 30 years comfortably?

If you don’t believe me, then you may want to read on. Moving out of the country won’t affect your social security if you’re receiving it or planning on receive it, and some countries offer a suburb healthcare system and amazing scenery.

December 12, 2016 | By More
Unique Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Unique Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)

New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.

December 20, 2015 | By More
FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

There’s a new trend on golf courses around the USA and it doesn’t come with high fees or expensive equipment. In fact, you probably have everything you’ll need to play FootGolf already at home. FootGolf is attracting attention as an ideal activity for families to get out in the sunshine and play together, and makes a great activity while on a family vacation. What is FootGolf, you ask? Take a soccer ball and strategically kick it around a beautiful 18 hole golf course into specially designed 21 inch cups cut into the rough of the course. Simple and fun!

August 4, 2015 | By More
Madeira – A Mediterranean Honeymoon Paradise

Madeira – A Mediterranean Honeymoon Paradise

Imagine honeymooning in a Mediterranean paradise, surrounded by flowers, amazing views, the friendliest people and constantly perfect weather. Well, why imagine it when you can do it in the beautiful and serene Madeira Islands.The Islands of Madeira are located near Portugal, 301 miles from the coast of Africa and 620 miles from Europe. This means it’s only a 90 minute flight from Lisbon, so it’s a great place to spend a couple of days if you’re honeymooning throughout Spain and Europe.

Of course, if you want to spend your entire honeymoon on the gorgeous Madeira Archipelago, no one could ever blame you. First discovered by the Portuguese in 1418, the Madeira Islands are actually made up of four islands: Madeira, Porto Santo and two uninhabited islands called Selvagens and Desertas.

October 2, 2013 | By More
Guide to The Algarve, Europe’s Water Sports Mecca

Guide to The Algarve, Europe’s Water Sports Mecca

The Algarve is located in the southernmost region of Portugal and is the most popular tourist destination in the country. Almost ten million people visit the Algarve every year and many of them vacation there for the extensive choice of popular water sports.

In addition to being attracted to the fantastic golden sand beaches, the Algarve also offers a wide variety of water sports, including snorkeling, scuba diving and water-skiing. Depending on the time of year the Atlantic Ocean can generate some huge waves, making it ideal for surfing and wind-surfing. On days when the water is calmer, wakeboarding is the sport of choice.

August 7, 2013 | By More
Explore The Douro Valley for Fine Wines and Magnificent Architecture

Explore The Douro Valley for Fine Wines and Magnificent Architecture

The Douro Valley is a remarkable destination that you will definitely not soon forget. It is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and flows across Spain and Portugal, offering you the very best way to delve into the area’s tranquil beauty. It has everything you could possibly need from breathtaking natural landscapes, to wine production, and delicious local cuisine. Go and watch a show, relax in a hot spring- the region is full to the brim with exciting things to do and see. And because it has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, there is a plethora of architectural wonders that are just waiting to be explored. Here are 7 things to enjoy on your Douro Valley experience:

July 8, 2013 | By More
Portugal’s Biggest Seafood Festival – Lisbon Fish and Flavours

Portugal’s Biggest Seafood Festival – Lisbon Fish and Flavours

I had heard about “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” which is held in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in April, and committed to attend this year. It was a great experience and real fun attending the festival.

This was the sixth year of “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” festival and it was a joy to taste freshly prepared seafood delicacies offered by some of the most famous chefs from Portugal and abroad. Renowned chefs who displayed their culinary skills included Vitor Sobral, Marlene Vieira, Tomoaki Kanazawa, Miguel Castro Silva, Alexandre Silva, José Avillez (Portugal), Mauro Uliassi, Nuno Barros, Nuno Diniz (Italy), Adrien Trouilloud, Bertílio Gomes (France), Bella Masano, Virgilio Martinez, Fausto Airoldi (Brazil), among others.

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Flashpacking,The Newest Trend In Budget Travel

Flashpacking,The Newest Trend In Budget Travel

Are You A Flashpacker? Flashpacking is the latest travel trend for young (or young-at-heart) savvy travelers. In fact there’s actually a good chance you could be a flashpacker without even realizing it. If you travel with your iPod, digital camera, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry or any other bulk of technology, and use those devices to […]

March 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Favorite Honeymoon Beach Destinations in Europe

Favorite Honeymoon Beach Destinations in Europe

Many couples are looking forward to their honeymoon in a distant location. One of the best experiences for celebrating a honeymoon is by getting close to the sea. The beauty of the beach along with the serene location is the best place for the couples to be together and bond. Here are some great beach honeymoon destinations in Europe.

October 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
What To Do In Lisbon – Travelers’ Recommendations

What To Do In Lisbon – Travelers’ Recommendations

Lisbon is a great city for walking although there are some steep hills. We took a half day private guided walking tour around the central city, Baixa, and the old Moorish district, Alfama, with www.LisbonExplorer.com . Our guide was excellent, speaking perfect English and giving us a good orientation to the neighborhoods around our hotel along with a lot of insights not found in guidebooks.

July 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our favorite walking cities can all be explored in a day, tracing history through varying ethnic neighborhoods, offering top notch museums, inviting parks, exciting cuisine and of course local artisan shops. Leave all the stress of public transportation and driving in busy cities behind, visit pedestrian friendly cities around the world and take off on […]

May 4, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
The Beautiful Azores, A Trip Report – You Should Go – Really!

The Beautiful Azores, A Trip Report – You Should Go – Really!

The Azores – The Most Beautiful Eco-Friendly Islands That You´ve Never Heard Of I should have brought along a Thesaurus to even attempt to describe to you how incredibly beautiful the islands of the Azores are. Clint and I just hopped a short 4 1/2 hour nonstop flight from Boston to the Azores (on Azores […]

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Furnas and Nordeste – The Best Yet!

Furnas and Nordeste – The Best Yet!

Just when I thought the scenery couldn’t get any better, we ventured off to the eastern expanses of Sao Miguel Island where we were totally wowed! Now let me say we had already experienced 7 days of incredibly beautiful landscapes and were in a bit of panorama overload, but the eastern regions of the island […]

April 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Sao Miguel – Bustling Cities and Thermal Pools

Sao Miguel – Bustling Cities and Thermal Pools

Sorry for the delay in posting about the finish to our trip.  We had very sporadic access to the web.  One day I was muttering to myself about the lack of internet access, and then took a look around and realized we were staying in the middle of a volcano crater – no wonder the […]

April 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Faial – Island of Yachts, Windmills and Volcanos

Faial – Island of Yachts, Windmills and Volcanos

We took a bouncy half hour ferry ride from Pico to the Island of Faial.  Horta, the capitol of Faial, is a cheery harbor town with a yachting flare. For centuries boats have been provisioning here before making the run across the Atlantic.  Today you can see paintings all along the break-front where boaters have […]

March 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Pico, Island of Whales, Wine and Dramatic Ocean Scenery

Pico, Island of Whales, Wine and Dramatic Ocean Scenery

We’ve been on Pico Island for four days now and have been completely captivated.  There is nothing to do here, and everything at the same time.  If you are ‘into’ nature, enjoy short hikes and mingling with local folk in tiny village cafes, you would adore Pico.  Let me set the scene. Pico Island is […]

March 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Discover All-Inclusive Resorts in Europe

Discover All-Inclusive Resorts in Europe

Have you discovered what a terrific bargain all-inclusive vacations can be? These lively resorts have become increasingly popular in the Caribbean as travelers enjoy knowing in advance exactly what their entire vacation cost will be. But few travelers realize that many of the prominent all-inclusive resort developers in the Caribbean have lavish resorts in Europe […]

February 3, 2009 | By | Reply More