Why Portugal Will Be Your Favorite Travel Destination

Trolley Car in Lisbon, Portugal

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  1. ladyfi says:

    Agreed – I love Portugal! And the people are superfriendly and helpful too.

    1. It’s true! The people were very helpful. I really appreciated that.

  2. I really like the tile work in Portugal. I even took a souvenir tile home from Alcobaca.

    1. Isn’t the tile just beautiful, Rhonda? Great souvenir idea. I didn’t think to bring a tile back this time…maybe next time.

  3. OMG I am in LOOOOVE with the beach in the Azores! PINNED! 🙂

    1. I know, right!! Thanks CG! 🙂

  4. ewok1993 says:

    Currently planning on a return to Lisbon. I cannot wait.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    1. I’m jealous! I miss Lisbon already. Bon viagem! And eat a pastel de nada for me. 🙂

  5. Klara S says:

    I’ve never been to Portugal, but I’m sure I’ll visit this country someday. In the meantime I admire your photos. It looks like Portugal has a lot of things to offer.

  6. aandj8804 says:

    I’d love to visit Portugal! It’s definitely on my bucket list! 🙂

  7. vanbrune says:

    Portugal seems gorgeous! I love your pictures of the beach and that umbrella alleyway is just so cool!

    1. Isn’t that the cutest? I saw someone else post a picture on Instagram and I HAD to get there! It’s called The Umbrella Sky Project.

  8. I have developed a recent fascination with learning Portugese (which is strange having never been to Portugal) Your pictures are beautiful – Portugal is nothing like I expected! Lovely Post #WanderfulWednesday

    1. Ooooh, learning Portugese means “educational” trips to Brazil and Portugal and Mozambique and Cape Verde… 🙂

  9. bettyl - NZ says:

    These are such fabulous shots of a wonderful city! How diverse and fun and interesting a place.

    1. It’s all those things Betty! I can’t wait to go back. 🙂

  10. carrie says:

    Your photos are stunning! You have me convinced! 🙂

  11. daisythebus says:

    Beautiful photos. Portugal is my favourite destination also. And you touched on something very special about Portugal – its people. They really are the friendliest, chattiest, most welcoming people that I have ever had the privilege of meeting on my travels. What a wonderful country.
    Greetings from Luxembourg (which is nice too!) #WanderfulWednesday

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Daisy. I hope you’re having a beautiful December in Luxembourg. (I imagine it’s all beautiful there!)

    2. And sorry for calling you Daisy, Joelle. 🙂

  12. Isabel says:

    So much yes!! Portugal was my favorite destinaiton this year!

    1. Oh my goodness, Isabel. Portugal really surprised me in the best way! I hope you can get back there if that’s your plan. 🙂

  13. Ruth says:

    I had tons of fun reading your post. I am already sold on Portugal but I enjoyed reading your perspective. It is one of those countries in Europe I am dying to go. I would love to talk to with you about your trip. And, I have to visit Delaware now! #citytripping

    1. Thanks Ruth! I really hope you get to spend time in Portugal. It’s the perfect place to recuperate from the Delaware food coma. 🙂

  14. Trish @ Mum's Gone To says:

    I’m going! So pleased to read this as we are off to Portugal next month. We are visiting Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto and travelling by train between each one so this post of yours has really whetted my appetite. I’ve experienced the beaches in the Algarve but not the cities and I can’t wait. And that bookshop has been on my to do list for years!

    1. Good, Trish! I know you’ll have an amazing trip. The trains in Portugal were problem-free, and the cities are so colourful. Make sure you go to a Fado house in Coimbra!

  15. carmyy says:

    I absolutely loved Portugal! I plan on going back to explore some more! #CityTripping

  16. MummyTravels says:

    Oh I’m with you here – I’ve been to Portugal multiple times, different ends of the country (although not Porto, that’s still on my wishlist) and I’ve always loved it. Lisbon is one of my favourite cities, full stop, the beaches are all incredible, the food is just as good and cheap as you say, the culture, the history, the tiles… well, I’m preaching to the converted! Love your photos too, it’s making me crave another trip back there. Maybe finally to Porto! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  17. Vlad says:

    Portugal is already my second favorite destination (after Spain), for all the reasons you’ve mentioned. I can’t wait to visit again next year, this time I’ll finally make it to the beautiful Azores 😀 #citytripping

    1. When you get to the Azores, lots of pictures please!!

  18. Alex says:

    It makes me so happy to hear how much you loved Portugal – we get to visit every year as my parents live near Coimbra and I can’t stop writing about the place too #citytripping

    1. Oh, Coimbra is just the cutest! I have a feeling I’ll do more writing about Portugal also. Thanks for stopping by, Alex!

  19. WanderMum says:

    Yes! I totally agree. Portugal stole my heart. Loved Porto and the Duoro region then we went to the Algarve and was genuinely surprised at how beautiful the beaches were, the food, climate and the price too. Those tiled houses are just incredible too! Reading this is making me want to go back. Pronto! Thanks for linking to #citytripping

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve got to take a second trip too; I totally skipped the Algarve beaches the first time.

  20. Portugal is a fantastic country, temped by the Azores but haven’t been. Maybe the should shift up the list! # CityTripping

    1. I want to get to the Azores, too. I hope you get there sometime soon. 🙂

  21. Birgitta says:

    Wow! Great pictures from Portugal! I want to go there 🙂

    1. I hope you get there soon, Birgitta! I loved it. 🙂

  22. pedrol says:

    as a portuguese (and traveller) I had a great time reading your post. it is very complete and sincere, as it says a lot about us and our cities 🙂 thanks for sharing your impressions and hope you have the chance to visit Portugal again! best regards PedroL

    1. I’m glad it’s Portuguese Approved. 🙂 I’ll definitely get back Pedro!

      1. pedrol says:

        🙂 hope you have fun!! regards PedroL

  23. Andrea says:

    OMG you are so very good, and i put your link in my followed blogs to follow anywhere you go! But the truth is i want to physically go with you because i am not good with directions! hahaha

    1. Thanks for becoming my travel buddy, Andrea! Even the directionally challenged can come along. lol. 🙂

  24. Lisa M. says:

    Hey Stephanie,

    I stumbled upon your blog today after seeing you in a comment section in Oneika’s blog. I love your commentary on Portgual. I had never thought about visiting there before, but you give lots of insight. I’m interested now in visiting Coimbra University and potentially getting an inexpensive ticket to the Azores. Thanks!

    1. Welcome, Lisa! I’m so glad you enjoyed my post. I really do think Portugal is Amazing, so I hope you get there soon. When you go, let me know how much you loved it! And share some Azores pics. 🙂

  25. Two Texans Traveling says:

    Enjoyed the read- definitely have to put the umbrella sky on my to see list

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