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Nudist Beaches in Portugal, Or How To Stop Paying for Swimwear

August 15, 2018

For fans of full-body tans, Portugal has a plethora of nude beaches to choose from, with something for everyone. What’s more, all Portuguese clothing-optional beaches are great for those who like to keep their swimsuits on, because they’re typically located in more secluded — and, as a result, often cleaner and more beautiful — areas.

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Abandoned Portugal: Some Ruins You Shouldn’t Miss

August 1, 2018

Many beautiful buildings and estates have been left to ruin in Portugal. These dilapidated gems crumble more each day as they wait for some TLC or their ultimate demise, whichever comes first. Here are some we fell in love with.

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Abandoned Portugal: Hotel Monte Palace in the Açores

July 23, 2018

The hotel Monte Palace in the Açores shut its doors in 1986 and has since been looted and abandoned, with a 5-star view of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades and encroaching mounds of moss and hydrangea bushes on all sides. But this isn’t the end of the story.

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Driving through Portugal: See it All in 50 Stops (Part 2)

July 6, 2018

This route won’t necessarily show you everything, but it will surely guide you through way more than just the highlights. Start from the capital or jump in at any point in the loop: here’s an idea of what not to miss in each of these stops, but how long you stay or what you skip is up to you.

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Golegã’s National Horse Fair

July 4, 2018

We caught the Feira Nacional do Cavalo in Golego and were blown away not only by the horses, but by the riding culture atop them.

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Abandoned Portugal: Beja Aquatica

May 22, 2018

The Beja Aquapark was in operation for only three years and has been closed for the last 25. What is left is easily accessible to curious road-trippers and ruin hunters alike.

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Renting a Car in Portugal: What to Expect and How to Prepare

May 18, 2018

Renting cars here is much like anywhere else, with a few peculiarities such as restrictions on taking the car out of Portugal, where exactly you’ll be picking up the car, how the rental companies in Porgugal handle damage coverage, and a very weird, counter-intuitive and ridiculously overpriced toll system that you’ll have to plan for before you rent.

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