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Top 7 attractions of the Azores

The Azores offer a wide variety of activities and attractions for the steady stream of people who visit the islands each year. With nine islands spread over a wide expanse of the Atlantic, each one with its own character and its own unique attractions, holidays to the

A three-island holiday in the Azores: Sao Miguel – Terceira – Sao Jorge

The Azores archipelago is made up of 9 Islands: Corvo, Flores, Faial, Pico, Graciosa, Santa Maria, Terceira, Sao Jorge and the largest of Sao Miguel, formed by the clashing of three tectonic plates in the middle of the Atlantic. Each of these islands is unique and beautiful

Take a hike: 5 great places to go for a walking holiday

Walking holidays have become increasingly popular in recent years. The chance to experience a country at a gentle pace and to have the opportunity for a natural interaction with local people are just two reasons why so many people choose to spend a big chunk of their

Cheese and wine of the Azores

Food and wine form an important part of a holiday experience for many travellers. While the Azores are rightly singled out for their natural wonders and the diversity of the wildlife in the surrounding Atlantic waters, the islands’ rich agricultural traditions have resulted in a legacy of food and

Wildlife of the Azores

The islands of the Azores are home to a wide variety of wildlife, especially in the waters off their shores. Those on an Azores holiday can encounter some of the many species that make the mid-Atlantic their home for some of all of the year. Here are

Volcano vacations in Europe

There are few sights in the world that can match the drama of an active volcano. Whether it’s spewing out a constant stream of lava or firing out red hot rocks at regular intervals, volcanoes have drawn tourists for many centuries, keen to observe nature at its

Water adventures in the Azores

Wild volcanic landscapes and rampant greenery offer plenty of great land-based activities for visitors on their Azores holidays. For many however the main attraction of the islands is the chance to get wet and enjoy an adrenaline rush by taking on one of the many water-based adventures

Illustrated Map: The Wine Growing Regions of Portugal

Europe is home to many of the world’s greatest wine growing nations and whilst France, Spain and Italy might be the first countries that spring to mind there are a whole host of others that produce some spectacular wines. Right now there are lots of exciting wineries

Make Holidays Greener: 10 green holiday ideas from Sunvil

The Travel Foundation has designated July 2013 as ‘Make Holidays Greener Month’ and the specific theme is ‘Link to what  is local’. With this is mind we are creating an Insider Guide to Greener Holidays, where you can view a selection of holiday ideas that are not

The Azores – Portugal’s hidden Atlantic gems

By the time I was due to fly out to the Azores last week, I had already grown accustomed to the looks of utter bewilderment when I told people about my latest travel destination.  Their glazed eyes and forlorn expressions instantly betrayed an ignorance of the islands