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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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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 […]

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Explore The Eastern Algarve To Spain

November 7, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Heading To The Eastern Algarve The first stop on our Algarve visit was high in the mountains in Monchique. Our second stop introduced us to the Algarve by the sea. For our final stay, we would explore to the Eastern Algarve. As we headed to the east, we made one […]

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Stay In An Algarve Palace Pousada

November 5, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Staying In A Pousada Our first stop in the Algarve was high in the mountains in Monchique. We stayed in a modern spa resort with a great mountain view. Our second stop introduced us to the Algarve by the sea. The large resort was on the cliff edge with full […]

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Walking In Sand City Algarve

November 2, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

A Detour On Our Travel Day Our first views of the Algarve had given us a great introduction to the cliffs and beaches of the Algarve. On our way to the eastern side of the Algarve we had one stop planned. In my investigations into the Algarve, I came across […]

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Day Trip To the Algarve Atlantic Shore

October 31, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

A Country Drive in the Algarve Our hotel overlooking the stunning Algarve cliffs tempted us to stay put and just enjoy the resort. But this visit to the Algarve was intended to give us an overview before a much longer visit. The sky was blue and the weather was hot. […]