1205, 2016

A Spontaneous Trip to Portugal

By |May 12th, 2016|Destinations, Life, Portugal, Travel Tales|1 Comment

If you read my April round up post you might have seen that on a whim I decided to book flights to Portugal for Thomas and I last week. I booked the flights as a surprise on Thursday night while Thomas was at the driving range and we left the following Tuesday, just 5 days later!

I booked the trip as […]

806, 2015

Golf in Vilamoura, Portugal

By |June 8th, 2015|Destinations, Portugal, Travel Tales|0 Comments

My boyfriend Thomas is a massive golf fan and I’ve recently taken up playing too, so for his birthday last month I decided a little sunshine break with some golf would be the perfect present for him.

I decided on Vilamoura in Portugal, a place I’d been to previously with my golf-mad father. It’s located in the beautiful Algarve region of […]

2705, 2015

Things To Do In Vilamoura Portugal

By |May 27th, 2015|Destinations, Portugal, Travel Tales|1 Comment

Vilamoura, in Portugal’s Algarve region, has long been known as a golf resort thanks to the multitude of golf courses within the area. However, there are many more things to do and see in the area than simply playing golf. Perfect if your other half is playing golf and you want to combine this with a sunshine break or if […]

2205, 2015

Pictures from Portugal

By |May 22nd, 2015|Destinations, Portugal, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Last week I returned from a blissful week in Portugal’s Algarve region so today I’m sharing with you all a little teaser of some of the photos from the trip. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more posts coming up…

This was the killer view form our balcony in Vilamoura. As you can see we overlooked the pool and […]

405, 2015

Next Stop: Portugal!

By |May 4th, 2015|Destinations, Life, Portugal, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’m currently getting packed and ready for my next adventure; Portugal!

Portugal is a country that I absolutely adore having visited it many times. It’s an easy, short flight from the UK, has infinitely better weather, friendly locals, great food and gorgeous beaches and scenery. What’s not to love?

Thomas and I are heading to Vilamoura, in the hugely popular Algarve region […]

1209, 2013

Laid-Back Lagos, Portugal

By |September 12th, 2013|Destinations, Portugal|8 Comments

I booked a holiday with my two best friends with the intention of having a relaxing week in the sunshine and if you’re looking for somewhere to chill out and relax on the Portuguese coastline then I’ve found it!

Lagos is a town in the popular Algarve region of Portugal and attracts visitors from around the world. I had a fabulous week exploring the town and beaches of Lagos and here’s just some of the reasons why. […]

2110, 2012

Lisbon, Portugal

By |October 21st, 2012|Ports & Destinations, Portugal|0 Comments

Lisbon, the capital and largest city in Portugal, is a cruise port which I always enjoy visiting. One of my absolute favourite things about visiting the city, is the long, slow sail along the Targus River. It’s a truly amazing sail as you edge up the river and under the bright red Vasco de Gama Bridge. If you’re sailing on a large ship, […]

110, 2012

My Algarve Insider Tips

By |October 1st, 2012|Portugal|1 Comment

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the stunning Algarve region of Portugal on many occasions. It’s close proximity to my home in Scotland, and it’s infinitely better weather, makes it an ideal destination for me to escape to for a few days. It’s definitely one of my favourite short-haul places to visit and I like to think I know a few great places in the area, so these are my tips for tourists visiting the Algarve…

The beaches of the Vale do Lobo area are gloriously unspoilt. While you’ll find the beach in Albufeira beautiful, but crammed full of tourists, only a few miles down the road you’ll find quiet, peaceful, picture perfect beaches where you can truly relax.


204, 2012

Tastes of Albufeira

By |April 2nd, 2012|Portugal|0 Comments

I’ve visited Albufeira quite a few times when I’ve been in Portugal’s Algarve region but I particularly enjoyed it during my last visit as it was off-season and so wasn’t crammed full of tourists. I stayed a short drive away from Albufeira in Vilamoura, a lovely town with a beautiful marina and a great beach.
There’s lots to do in Albufeira but my […]

2903, 2012

Spring in the Algarve

By |March 29th, 2012|Portugal|4 Comments

I think spring might just be the best time of year to visit Portugal’s Algarve region. Why? Well, the weather is so much better than in the UK (I have fresh tan lines to prove it!), the flowers and trees are beginning to blossom creating some wonderful colours and, best of all, there aren’t as many tourists as in the busy summer months.
The Algarve is blessed […]