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, […]
Making the Most of MEO SudoEstse
July 30, 2019
August has arrived and so has MEO Sudoeste, the much-anticipated week-long music festival held in Odemira, not far from the southern edge of Portugal (but still out of the way of the Algarve tourist rush). The festival provides music-lovers with the opportunity to camp out as part of the experience, and you can choose from […]
Who to See at Marés Vivas, and Why You Should Totally Go
July 16, 2019
Máres Vivas is worth the trip up north, for the plethora of genuine Portuguese talent and, if that’s your thang, some Sting and such.
Collecting the Catch: The Fishermen of Fonte da Telha
July 11, 2019
Watch how those sardines get from the sea to the grill.