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Algarve beach life – not just for beach bums

Algarve Beach at Sunset

Algarve beach life – not just for beach bums I recently spent a week at the beach. Without a sunbed, a novel, sunglasses or a towel. There were no crowds and few other tourists. And no, I didn’t go to Bermuda or The Maldives. I was only a stone’s throw from the main tourist strips of The […]

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Beyond the beaches: an Algarve Jeep Safari

Algarve Jeep Safari

Beyond the beaches: An Algarve Jeep Safari Portugal’s Algarve may be a seaside paradise but there’s more to it than sand and surf. With orange groves, cork plantations and traditional hillside villages, the interior of the region is ripe for exploring by foot or bike. And if the sun is too hot or your feet […]

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Family Surfing Lesson in Portugal’s Algarve

Surf Experience Lagos Algarve

If you love a beach but don’t like lying on it then perhaps you should try venturing into the water. A family surf lesson is a great way to enjoy the coast, and perfect for thrill hungry teenagers. Portugal’s Algarve is packed with gorgeous beaches, has an active surf scene and is where Garret McNamara recently […]

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Carnaval de Loulé, Oldest Carnival in Portugal

Float Loule Carnival

Carnaval de Loulé, Oldest Carnival in Portugal The best travel experiences are often those you stumble into. Last week in the Algarve we stumbled into the Loulé Carnival, one of the oldest carnivals in Portugal. But while the tradition may be old, the 2013 theme was current, and something of an education in Portuguese politics, satire and the […]

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