It’s harvest season!!!

Did you know that September is the peak of harvest season in Portugal? The vineyards come alive, while workers actively pick the mature grapes that will originate wonderful wines… only the best bunches are selected for the super premium, that, in most places is still produced the old way – selecting the best varieties and…

Portuguese Gastronomy influences the world – Tempura

Did you know that the famous Japanese tempura is of Portuguese origin? Portuguese arrived for the first time to japan in 1543, by a strike of luck, since they were intending to go to Macau instead, but they ended up at the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Our commercial relationship with Japan started here and trading…

Have you ever tried a digital detox?

Why not turn your next holidays into an opportunity to get away from such a digital dependent world? We are sure that won’t be easy, but for certain will allow you to reconnect with yourself in a rediscovered way… We currently live in such a world that social media and the new technologies consume us…

A path of self discovery – St. James Way

There’s always this time in our lives that we evaluate ourselves and feel the need to get in touch with our deeper self, with our beliefs, with our faith… You may find yourself in the need to go on a silent retreat, or on a special walkabout… St. James Way, is a spiritual path that…

Detox after the holidays – 5 tips for a clean start

  The Holidays are a privileged time to be spent with the family, and a time to forget all about the diets, restrictions and taste our Gradma’s delicious chocolate mousse or our Mom’s special turkey stuffing… After these lasts weeks of self indulgence, it’s time to  get back on track! We’ll give you 5 simple…

Get to know the Vicentine Coast

The portuguese coast amazes tourists and locals. The Southern Vicentine Coast is one of the many that provides tourists with amazing seashore views and natural landscapes among with the mediterranean weather. Get to know more about this beautiful coast. Flora Due to being a protected and wild territory, some unique plants and flowers can be…

UNESCO’s World Heritage places in Portugal

Portugal is a country of history and beauty. There’s several places throughout our borders that are recognized as being important for our history, among them there’s castles and several monuments. Our beauty is diversified, going from the natural landscapes to the most populated cities. Of course that small villages and towns also play an important…

Tips for night cycling

The night has its own appeal. The city lights are on and the traffic is almost nonexistent. As everything in life, night cycling has it’s pros and cons. However, it can be a good experience. With this article we aim to give you some useful tips for your safety and enjoyment! 1- Plan Planning is…

Cycling in the rain

We all enjoy cycling. It’s one of those activities that has lots of advantages from improvements in your mood to health and body. However, when cycling, the weather plays an important part on the overall experience. On rainy days it’s quite usual to stay at home, doing indoor activities. Should cyclists deprive themselves of riding…

Why are cycling clothes important when riding a bike?

While it’s not imperial, there are certain rules and tips that make the cycling clothing more appropriate and safer. By now you already know that the helmet is vital when cycling but what about the jersey? The shorts? We’re going to state the importance of such equipment, as well as give some useful tips to…