A Guide To Visiting The Algarve, Portugal

My first visit to the Algarve was back in 2007 and I instantly fell in love with the place. I’ve been back many, many times in the last few years, and there’s clearly something that keeps drawing me back. To me the Algarve has some of...

How to Get from Lagos to Seville

To get from Lagos in Portugal to Seville in Spain you need to take the bus. You can purchase tickets from the bus station which is opposite the marina, or online on the Rede Expressos website. You can't buy tickets on-board, so make sure you buy...

Yellow Walls Pena Palace
Day trip from Lisbon to Sintra: the Magical Land of Palaces

It's a while since I was at Disneyland, but I certainly felt like I'd entered a magical kingdom when I arrived in Sintra. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portugal; home to 19th century Romantic architecture, richly coloured palaces, mansions, castles and beautiful...

Lagos Travel Guide, Portugal

Lagos is a small town in the Algarve on the south coast of Portugal. For backpackers it is a major stop on the Europe backpacker trail and every year Van Tour Europe arrives for a week of debauchery. Lagos is a major party town and activities...

view from castelo st george
Lisbon in a day
Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon. I never thought you would be so beautiful. Every time I've been to Lagos I've barely even made it outside the famous walls. I can't even count the number of times I've heard someone say after a full season of Lagos "There's walls around this town?". Yes, yes, there is. And you've not made it outside of them. I've been to Sagres and a few surfing beaches, Cape St.Vincent, Praia da Luz, Salema, Burgau and Budens, but apart from the Algarve I had never made it up to Portugal's capital of Lisbon. I don't know what I was expecting, but Lisbon pleasantly surprised me.