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Estoi Palace
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Unusual places to stay in the Algarve: boutique hotels and unique stays

From boutique hotels and house boats, yoga retreats and glamping, these special and unusual places to stay in the Algarve are dreamy.
Algarve accommodation
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Algarve hidden gems: my 20 favourite ‘secret Algarve’ spots and beaches

Discover my pick of the best Algarve hidden gems. Whitewashed villages, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and 'secret Algarve' waterfalls.
Best islands to visit
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
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14 Underrated cities in Europe you should visit

These underrated places deserve much more attention, so why do they remain some of the most underrated cities in Europe?
Castelmezzano, one of the prettiest hidden gems in Europe headimg
The village of Ponto do Sol in Madeira, with green hills and a small bay for swimming
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15 Best places to visit in Europe in winter: warmest spots and winter wonderlands

From winter wonderlands to the warmest spots, these are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter.
Populaer tourist sights like Obidos were basically empty when I visited in June
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Portugal Coronavirus travel restrictions 2022

What is travelling in Portugal like in 2021? As a local, I've been on a few trips now and kept up on the Portugal coronavirus news and rules.
Porto as seen from the river
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Palatial, palatable Portugal: a long weekend in Porto and the Douro

From sampling Port and cruising along the wine region of the Douro, to enjoying the grand architecture and colourful facades, Porto is the perfect long weekend break!
The traditional thatched houses of Santana, a pointed triangle shaped house with colourful blue and red windows and flowers outside
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Madeira in photos: 40 postcards from Portugal’s island of eternal spring

Photos of Madeira will quickly make you fall in love with this dreamy destination, an island of Portugal full of nature!