Alternative Summer Breaks
Thjis Portuguese archipelago is located even further out in the Atlantic.
Gorreana tea plantation on the Sao Miguel island is currently the only and oldest tea plantation in Europe. They have cultivated it since 1883 and it’s part of the life of 5 generations already. Continue reading until History to get to know the relationship of the afternoon tea tradition in England and Portugal.
The Portuguese archipelago is a paradise for adventurers—and a destination at a tipping point.
From March, spring flowers bloom, ferns unfurl and this lush Portuguese archipelago shakes off its wintry coat.
Need an excuse to spend a few weeks island hopping? We have 23 of them. You will never regret visiting the beautiful Azores islands.
Nearly 100 years ago (in 1919) Augusto Arruda decided to grow pineapples in the beautiful lands of Fajã de Baixo (San Miguel Island), right next to his impressive family house. According to local people, the disappearance of the orange crops and the island's relationship with Brazil prompted the production of this tropical fruit.
It was 17 degrees Fahrenheit outside when I boarded the plane in Boston, the harsh January reality of New England in plain view as my breath formed icy clouds in front of my face on the jet bridge. But I took comfort in knowing that, in a matter of hours, I could be relaxing a serene mineral hot spring — surrounded by tropical plants and sulfurous fumaroles, thousands of miles of ocean separating me from the Massachusetts winter.
Of all the travel conversations I heard this year, the Azores came up the most. People are buzzing on this archipelago — an autonomous part of Portugal. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the tourism department’s official slogan was “The Next Iceland” due to how often the phrase is thrown around.