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How to Get the Shingles Vaccine in Portugal

We’ve recently received questions from our readers about getting the shingles vaccine in Portugal, so we thought it might be helpful to provide a...

The Unique Left Bank of the Guadiana

Imagine a place where time seems to slow down, where the landscape is dominated by gentle hills, olive fields, and vineyards that stretch as...

The Alqueva Dam – An Oasis in the Alentejo

The Alqueva Dam, located in the heart of the Alentejo, is one of Europe's largest dams. Constructed on the Guadiana River and completed in...

Retreat and Recharge at Convento de Mértola

If you dream of going off-road and offline to a less-discovered region of Portugal, a stay at Convento de Mértola may be just what...

Get Ready to Go Hiking with Portugal’s First Pack Goats in Serra da Estrela in 2025

The mountains of Serra da Estrela in Central Portugal have been home to shepherds and their roaming flocks as far back as 1000 AD....

The Ultimate Guide on Things to Do in Lisbon in July – 2024 Edition

Lisbon in July - delightfully warm with ocean breezes cooling the city down at night. Temperatures average around 28°C (around 82.4°F), but, with heat...

9 Exciting Things to Do in Porto in July

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and really gets going in July. As the cool, rainy weather moves out, the events pile...

The History of the Popular Saints Festivals in Portugal

Every year, during almost the entire month of June, Portugal gets filled with colors, light, and life.It is a special time when we celebrate...

How to Watch the 2024 Summer Olympics in Portugal

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will be hosted from July 26 to August 11, and we’ve got all the details we know so...

Our 6-Day Lisbon Itinerary That Will Inspire You!

If you’re coming to Lisbon for a vacation but you don’t know how to plan your trip, I’m here to help! One of my...

9 Refreshing Water Parks in Portugal to Help You Stay Cool

When temperatures in Portugal start to soar, you may want to check out one of the country’s many water parks to beat the heat....

Lisbon in June – Top Events Everyone Should Attend!

June can be seen as the start of the event marathon in Lisbon, as well as in the entire country. This month is when...

5 Interesting São João Festival Traditions in Portugal

Portugal’s summer festivals are a time of vibrant celebration, bringing communities together to honor saints and local traditions. Among these festivities, São João, or...

Off the Beaten Track: Portugal’s Less Crowded Summer Destinations

Portugal is bliss - from North to South and from West to East, the entire country has something to offer to each of its...

The Ultimate Guide to the Biggest Party in Lisbon – Santos Populares and Santo Antonio – 2024 Edition!

In Portugal, specifically in Lisbon, the first two weeks of June are nothing but parties and events all over the city! That’s because the...

7 Must-Try Walking Trails in Lisbon

Staying in Lisbon and looking to discover the City of Light on foot? We think that’s a great idea! Of course, the only way...

Portugal’s Forgotten Islands

Exploring the hidden corners of a country is like discovering lost pages from an old book. In the vast Atlantic Ocean, where the horizon...

Welcome to Portugal (Taylor Swift’s Version)

Taylor Swift performed in Portugal for two glorious nights on May 24 and May 25, 2024 in Lisbon’s Estádio da Luz, and she confirmed...

Looking for Things to Do in Lisbon in May 2024? Check This Out!

Are you visiting Lisbon in May? Does your trip schedule have some time left for local events? Excellent! We’ve got you covered!Keep reading to...

7 Events to Attend in Lisbon to Commemorate 50 Years of April 25th

On the 25th of April 1974, a military coup called the Carnation Revolution overthrew the dictatorial Estado Novo government. After this, the country transitioned...

Top 10 Music Festivals in Portugal – Summer 2024

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for an amazing lineup of artists from around the world all descending on...

6 Incredible Hikes in Madeira

The island of Madeira in Portugal is truly a hiker's paradise. For nature lovers, the stunning beauty of the island with its stunning landscapes,...

A Day Trip to Marvila, the Beer District of Lisbon

When tourists first come to Lisbon, they head straight for the Praça do Comércio and its surrounding streets. They head up the hills and...

Casa Fernando Pessoa and Other Landmarks for Pessoa Fans

If you’re a bibliophile coming to Lisbon (even more so if you’re a bibliophile passionate about classic authors!), you’re probably planning to learn about...

7 Amazing Dances That You Can Learn in Lisbon, Portugal

In our research for a Dance Guide to Lisbon, Portugal, we discovered seven different unusual dance classes that you might be interested in trying...

A Dancer’s Guide to Lisbon, Portugal: Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa, Swing Dance, and More!

Imagine this: you’re sipping a cocktail next to the beautiful Atlantic ocean, the jubilant sound of salsa your soundtrack as the waves roll in....

Taylor Swift Is Coming to Lisbon: Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

The Eras Tour is Taylor Swift’s sixth concert tour. It started on March 17, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona, and is scheduled to end on...

Fantasporto International Film Festival 2024 – Dates, Tickets, and More!

Are you planning to visit Portugal at the beginning of March? If so, you are probably looking for local events to add to your...

Two Years in the System – My Experience with Private Health Care in Portugal

My Story I am a US expat who moved to Lisbon in December 2020 and, due to the pandemic, didn't sign up for private health...

The Sweetest Adventure at Óbidos Chocolate Festival

In the central region of Portugal lies a historically rich town called Obidos. It is adorned with traditional houses that beautifully decorate the cobbled...
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