The Ultimate Guide to Sagres: A Surfer’s Paradise in Southern Portugal
June 4, 2020
This may be a small town, but it definitely knows how to party. And if you don’t order an ice-cold Sagres, were you even really here?
Tim Burton and his Marionetas
March 5, 2020
The art of stop motion film dates way back to the mid-1800s. Its history is rich and complicated, sprinkled not just with puppets but also with trippy, hard-to-pronounce stuff like phénakisticopes, stroboscopic discs, zoetropes, and photographic rifles. The first full stop motion film was The Humpty Dumpty Circus, made in 1898 by American-British silent film […]
VIRTUAL GALLERY VISIT: Some of Silva Porto’s 500 Drawings
March 3, 2020
The world-renowned great naturalist painter Banksy allegedly once said: “All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?” 19th-century Portuguese naturalist painter Silva Porto didn’t suffer for his work too much. He is a big name in Portuguese art. He studied in Paris for a […]
The Hardest Part of Walking the Camino Portugués Alone
January 14, 2020
There was always a harder day, a worse moment to come, all the way up until my last full day of walking… which I suppose you could call the hardest part if I have to pick one.
Pilgrimage for One, Please: What it’s Like to Walk the Camino Alone
December 16, 2019
Let’s be honest: the walk itself is the heart of the experience. While many people pass the time by linking up with others and talking as they go, I decided early on to be an anti-social pilgrim.
Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves
September 5, 2019
When people ask me about Portugal, they always want to know if I prefer Lisbon or Porto. My answer? Neither. I love both cities, but I’d rather spend my time in between them. Right in the middle of Portugal’s Atlantic coast, on the very edge of continental Europe, lie some of my favorite places in […]
What to See, Do, and Eat in Ericeira: The Prettiest Town on Portugal’s Central Coast
August 20, 2019
A lot of people ask about the best places to visit in Portugal, and of course, it depends on what you want out of your trip. But there’s one town that I never fail to mention. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, enjoy incredible views, or surf some of the world’s best waves, […]