The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and its beach and golf resorts.
It’s always a great way to start a morning off with some awesome feedback from our customers!
“Hey! It was amazing! My favorite city was Amsterdam, and of course, I wish I had more time there! But we really enjoyed each city in their own way, they were all so different. Great idea going to Belfast- we really enjoyed walking through the town, talking to the people. Everyone there is sooo nice and we were super impressed by the restaurants there. We did a tour of the countryside and the Giants Causeway which was amazing! It was a great way to end the trip with such a relaxing and beautiful environment, rather than the hustle and bustle of a city. We ended up taking an air coach bus from Belfast to Dublin on Sunday morning (changed our flight from 9 am flight with a stopover, to 11:40 direct flight). The bus was about 14 pounds and took only 1 hour and 30 minutes in the early morning, and dropped us right at the terminal. Super convenient!
Amsterdam was gorgeous and I loved the relaxed vibe everyone had. We did a lot of walking around the city just getting to know the culture and the beautiful scenery. We did a nighttime canal cruise which was awesome! We also walked from our hotel to Vondelpark to see the I Amsterdam sign, went to eat at a fancy restaurant at a hotel nearby, went to a club, ate great pancakes and fries, did a ton of shopping. It was all so wonderful!
London was great and a nice way to start off the trip. We were so tired on Sunday when we landed so we walked from the hotel to Buckingham palace, Westminster abbey, Big Ben, London Eye, and then went back to the hotel to sleep! The next two days we spent exploring neighborhoods like Notting Hill, Carnaby Street, Shoreditch and did a lot of great shopping. The food was great here too, and we got really lucky with the weather. We took the tube everywhere, since it was so easy to follow, and so quick! It was a very successful trip, had such a blast, and now I’m sad to be back in NY and back to reality! Hope to do another trip again next year. I included some pictures of the highlights! Thanks again so much for all of your guidance and tips. Couldn’t have done it without you!
“Dieter and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Kitty Hawk, NC. It was off season, which was perfect for us, since we don’t enjoy crowds. Also, the weather was great. Cool evenings for sleeping and mid-seventies for sightseeing during the day. As you see from the three photos I attached, we enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The ocean was rough and cold but great for walking the nearly deserted beach and watching the few surfers clad in wetsuits catch the huge waves.
Although Dieter said it was like seeing the horses graze in the pastures of our equestrian development back home, I was still fascinated by the of Wild Stallions/Spanish Mustangs we spotted along the beach and amongst the sand dunes in Corolla. We enjoyed learning more about them as well as taking several photographs.
The second photo captured a view from the top of the Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head, only a short drive from our resort. The view was breathtaking or maybe it was the 276 stairs to the top that took our breath away!
We also toured the Island Farm in Manteo and the Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk and have great photos from there as well.
The last photo was taken during a quiet stroll through the trails on the wooded property of our resort. Although huge construction projects were underway and many services unavailable at the time of our visit, the future plans for the resort is absolutely stunning. We could see a beautiful pool area and club house as well as fitness center being renovated. Our condo unit was old and outdated, but it was clean and roomy and as all the units were, it was nestled amongst the trees on a cul de sac off the main resort road. Despite all of the renovations throughout the resort, our stay was quiet and private. All of the units were in the process of being completely renovated and the wooded ambiance is a welcome change from the rows and rows of beach homes lining the streets and shores of the Outer Banks. As an added surprise, the beach is just at the end of the road on the back gates of the resort. So convenient.
We truly enjoyed our time in the Outer Banks, NC. Thank you for your follow up.”
Great travel and food blog! Those pictures are making me hungry!
While Tenerife is the most populated of the Canary Islands, there are still many things one can do that are off the beaten path!
Tapas, local seafood and hiking: Discover the other side of Tenerife
Ten things you must do in Tenerife
1. Hike to the summit of El Teide, at 3,718 metres above sea level, or take the cable car to 3,500 metres.
2. Stroll along the seafront promenade that links Los Cristianos to Costa Adeje.
3. Explore the cobbled alleys and historic buildings of UNESCO World Heritage-listed La Laguna.
4. Enjoy the rides and slides at Siam Park water park.
5. Order the shellfish platter at Restaurante Los Abrigos for some of the juiciest prawns and most succulent squid you’ve ever tasted.
6. Snack on papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes) dipped in some mojo sauce and washed down with a Dorada beer.
7. Swim in natural rock pools at Garachico.
8. Have a drink overlooking the waters of La Caleta – try the terrace at Restaurante Masía del Mar.
9. Sunbathe on a black-sand beach beneath towering cliffs at Los Gigantes.
10. Take the ferry to La Gomera and hike through Garajonay National Park to the island’s highest point, Alto de Garajonay.