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6 Interesting Things To Do In the Azores

May 20, 2018 TravelAtWill 20

6 Interesting Things To Do In the Azores When we planned our trip to Portugal, it was strongly recommended that we visit the Azores. These 9 islands are located in the North Atlantic Ocean about 900 miles (1.450 km) offshore of Lisbon, Portugal. When we visited, we found so many […]

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6 Reasons To Visit Cape Town

December 14, 2017 TravelAtWill 4

Just A Few Of The Reasons to Visit Cape Town We travelled for 10 weeks from Greece through Dubai and into Cape Town, South Africa. When we planned our trip, we never knew there were so many reasons to visit Cape Town. We just knew we wanted to get our […]

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Get A Historical Perspective of Pico Island

December 10, 2017 TravelAtWill 4

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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Port Tasting In Porto At Graham’s Port Lodge

October 17, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Returning To Porto It was always great to return to a city you have explored in the past. We visited Porto in the spring and were back for a day stop on our northern Europe cruise. We had explored much on our last visit. But on this trip we planned […]

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Things To Do When Staying In Douro Wine Country

September 27, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Staying In The Countryside A stay in Porto gave us a great view of this smaller city in the north of Portugal. When we headed into the Douro River Valley area, we decided to take a break from the city by staying in Douro wine country. Driving on the small […]

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Visit the Mateus Palace (Casa de Mateus)

September 24, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Visit the Mateus Palace We stayed in the Douro River Valley with a great view overlooking the grape terraces. One day we headed back out on the twisty road hugging the hills. We planned to explore the areas around Sobrosa and Vila Real. There was one stop we had to […]

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Driving Along the Douro River Valley

September 20, 2017 TravelAtWill 6

Leaving Porto We had a busy 3 days in Porto. It was great to see the beautiful city. We did a small riverboat tour on the Douro River in Porto to see the 6 bridges. It was now time to head up the Douro River into the valley and see […]

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8 Things To Do In Porto

September 17, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

So Many Ways To Explore Porto Our 4 weeks in Portugal started with a stay in Lisbon. Then we explored the Algarve area and flew out to the Azores Islands. We landed next in Porto for 3 days. The historic centre of Porto was designated as a World Heritage site […]

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Coffee, Gelato and Port in Porto

September 13, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

In Search of Coffee, Gelato and Port in Porto We had a lot of good food in Portugal and Porto was no exception. But we went in search of coffee, gelato and port when we walked in Porto. We had several things pinned on our maps to try. Others we […]

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The Hills and Valleys of Madeira

August 16, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Our First Stop In Portugal We had really loved our visit to the Canary Islands. This stop in Funchal, Madeira would be yet another volcanic island in the long chain that sits in the North Atlantic. And it would be our first taste of Portugal. We saw yet more volcanic […]