Boating Through the Caves of the Algarve

While we’d already done a boat trip to see some of the cliffs of the Algarve, what I didn’t realize is that this area is also known for it’s caves, most specifically in the area of Benagil. But like the cliffs, these can really only be seen via boat.  So we hopped on another one to check out the caves … and we were not disappointed!  Many of these caves were large enough to get our boat of about 16 people into comfortably.  I think in this post, I’ll let the pictures do the talking… Continue reading

Magestic Beaches and Cliffs of the Algarve

When planning our May holidays, we went back and forth on where to go.  We knew we wanted to go somewhere warm and ideally to a country that we hadn’t been to before. Portugal was iffy because we’d already been to Lisbon, even though there is so much more to see beyond that, so convincing Josh that we should go south to the Algarve was initially challenging but once he saw pictures and we looked more into it, he was sold.  Continue reading

Serenity in Praia da Luz

We chose to stay in the area of Praia da Luz during our Algarve holiday because of many of the towns and villages in the area, Praia da Luz was on the smaller side and felt slightly less touristy than many of the other areas we’d looked at.  It’s on the western side of the Algarve so a good distance from Faro Airport and we figured many who are here on holiday may not want to drive the extra distance to get here. Continue reading

Hi-Speed to Hydra

We only had 2 full days for Athens and we decided that one was really enough for the city for us.  The kids and I have been on the go for the entire summer and Josh has been with us for the last 2 weeks of it and those have been go go go as well.  So today was a day to go to a beach or do something more relaxing than touring the city.  So based on a suggestion from a friend of mine in BCN, we headed to Hydra (pronounced ee-dra) Island about 2 hours off the coast via hi-speed ferry. Continue reading

Cliffs and Caves

With the weather looking somewhat decent on Monday we decided to brave the Cliffs of Moher.  Knowing the weather could turn at any moment and that this is a trip we really didn’t want to do in the rain, we set off with lowered expectations so as not to be disappointed.  And we weren’t! Yes, it was freezing cold most of the time were there (again defining freezing as winter time in BCN now, not freezing back at home which I haven’t experienced for 2 winters now), but the scenery was worth it!

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