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Get A Historical Perspective of Pico Island

December 10, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Taking A Ferry To Pico Island Our guide from Naturalist Science and Tourism picked us up and we drove to the dock. Pedro provided us with a great tour of Faial Island and we were excited to get a historical perspective of Pico Island next. Pedro stayed with the car […]

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A Very Full Day Tour of Faial Island

December 6, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Touring Faial Island in the Azores We had great success touring with a local guide on Sao Miguel on our visit to the Azores. When we arrived on Faial Island we found a small tour company called Naturalist Science and Tourism in a shop in the harbour. After looking at […]

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Explore Sao Miguel From Ponta Delgada

December 3, 2017 TravelAtWill 10

Flying To The Azores We returned from the Algarve to Lisbon. We stayed one night at an airport hotel before we flew to Sao Miguel. The plan was to explore Sao Miguel from Ponta Delgada. Then we would head to Faial for the second island on our visit to the […]

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The Volcanic Setting of Sete Cidades

November 30, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Driving Into The Country We had seen so much on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. The calderas and hot springs were our introduction to the volcanic history of the Azores. The pounding surf coasts were carved from volcanic rock. For the last tour day with our tour guide Lisa […]

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Go Whale Watching From Sao Miguel In The Azores

November 28, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

In The Azores We Booked Whale Watching From Sao Miguel It was the peak of whale watching season when we visited the Azores. We debated whether to go whale watching from Sao Miguel at the beginning of our visit or wait until we visited Faial later in the trip. To […]

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Pounding Surf on Sao Miguel Island

November 26, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Our Azores Plans Changed Based On The Weather We had a few rainy days on Sao Miguel in the Azores. It did not stop us when we ventured out to explore the calderas and hot springs. When the rain poured and the wind pounded at our hotel window, we stayed […]

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Explore The Calderas In The Azores

November 22, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Heading Out of Ponta Delgada We booked 3 days of tours on Sao Miguel Island with a local tour guide. Lisa was a Canadian now living in the Azores. We found her when we did our research on TripAdvisor. She was passionate about her adopted country and planned a great […]

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Things To Do For 3 Days In Chicago

November 19, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Heading To Chicago For Halloween We were back from our great trip to the Baltic in the fall. In the pile of mail that had accumulated, I found a jury notice. So until that got resolved, we were grounded in Toronto for a few months. But that didn’t mean we […]

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So Much Food In Chicago To Sample

November 16, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Eating Our Way Around Chicago We visited Chicago for 3 days and it felt like we ate constantly. We tried a number of different spots for food in Chicago. Some offered local specialties like deep dish pizza. We made sure to visit the iconic restaurant made famous by Saturday Night […]

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Discover The Eclectic Chicago Architecture

November 14, 2017 TravelAtWill 4

Everywhere You Look There Is Something New To Discover We visited Chicago for a quick 3 day visit. When I studied at university for Civil Engineering, a visit to Chicago was always the engineering field trip. So I had some idea that Chicago would be an architectural treasure. But I […]

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Head South to the Algarve

November 9, 2017 TravelAtWill 4

Leaving Lisbon Our trip to Portugal lasted 4 weeks. We planned to see a lot of the country. Exploring Lisbon for 4 days gave us a great introduction. The day we left Lisbon dawned cloudy but not the pouring rain the weather forecast predicted. We packed, ate and headed out […]