portugal

 

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, fishing has influenced it’s national dishes which include salted cod and grilled sardines. The Algarve’s beaches are a favourite beach destinations Lisbon was flattened by a earthquake in the 1700’s but today is a major city celebrating it’s once powerful maritime empire. See Portugal with help from Wyld Family Travel’s detailed Portugal travel guides. 

Things to do in Albufeira Portugal

Things to do in Albufeira Portugal

The Algarve is an amazing stretch of coastline that spans the whole of the bottom of Portugal. The Algarve attracts tourists in record numbers every year who flock to the surf, sand and fun that the Algarve is known for. Albufeira is one of the Algarve’s premier...

Amazing cultural things to do in Lisbon

Amazing cultural things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon is an amazing city, it's a city we have visited on 2 occasions and one we always feel drawn back to. There are many things to see in Lisbon, whether it is the amazing sunrises over the Tagus River, the views from the many Miradoors that dot the city or just the...

Is a day in Sintra enough?

Is a day in Sintra enough?

On our first trip to Lisbon, I had no idea what there would be in the city to do. It was our first time there and we didn't really know what to expect. We had booked an apartment to stay in and the lady who checked us in gave me a brochure for a nearby town of Sintra....

How to get to Sintra from Lisbon

How to get to Sintra from Lisbon

A trip to Sintra is often a highlight of any trip to Lisbon Portugal. Sintra lies just outside of the urban area of the Portuguese capital. Sintra is in the centre of the Sintra Mountains with the Sintra mountains running for 16km from the town of Sintra to Cabo da...

5 things not to miss in Lisbon

5 things not to miss in Lisbon

We had been to Lisbon during a trip to Portugal before and had checked off the things to do in Lisbon, but this time, it was a different experience with the kids a bit older. I was surprised to find out so many attractions in Lisbon that make it a perfect holiday...

3 amazing day trips from Lisbon

3 amazing day trips from Lisbon

I have said it over and over again I love Lisbon, Portugal. I love everything about it and I hope that we will return one day to see it again. There are so many reasons why we love Lisbon, the people, the food and the amazing scenery but until our last trip, we had...

Capela dos Ossos Portugal bone chapels with kids

Capela dos Ossos Portugal bone chapels with kids

Our 11-year-old daughter first bought the Faro Chapel of bones to my attention. Straight away I thought surely this is one of the most interesting things to see in Faro Portugal. This definitely made our what to do in Faro list. I knew there was a Bone Chapel in the...

Little Lisbon Tour For Kids

Little Lisbon Tour For Kids

There are times on our travels that when we say tour it is met with instant whining from the girls. Long tours that go on forever and talk about things they don't understand are their worst nightmare. We wanted the kids to see Lisbon in their own way So on this trip,...

Oceanario Lisboa visiting the largest aquarium in Europe

Oceanario Lisboa visiting the largest aquarium in Europe

The Lisbon Oceanarium/Oceanario Lisboa is located at the Park of Nations or locally called Parque das Nações. The Park of Nations is an area of Lisboa, Portugal that was refurbished nearly 20 years ago for the World Expo and it lies on the banks of the...

13 things to do in Lisbon with kids

13 things to do in Lisbon with kids

We love Lisbon it’s one of my favourite cities in Europe. We have been lucky enough to visit Lisbon twice now and it is a city that does not stop surprising you. It is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. Everywhere you look there are amazing and...

Lisbon Bus Tour – Hop on hop off bus.

Lisbon Bus Tour – Hop on hop off bus.

We are undisputed fans 0f the hop on hop off buses in Europe. So the Yellow Bus hop on hop off bus tour in Lisbon was a no brainer. Well, I should clarify this…our kids love cruising around in the big buses, especially if they score the very front seat up the top!...

Carmo Convent a 1755 survivor.

Carmo Convent a 1755 survivor.

The Carmo Convent sits high on one of the 7 hills of Lisbon. Anyone wandering the downtown Rossio area of Lisbon will notice the large Gothic arches of the Convent rise high above the buildings around it making it one of the most recognisable of Lisbon monuments.  As...

5 things not to miss in Porto

5 things not to miss in Porto

Porto is an eclectic mix of old and new, a city struggling to come to terms with tourism and money needed to facilitate it. You are just as likely to see a brand new building as you are to see a falling down house in a major tourist area. What to see in Porto, who...