Category: Travel

Choosing the Perfect Road Trip Vehicle

 sponsored post We love to travel and have been on some epic road trips in our time, so we thought that we’d share our tips for choosing the perfect road trip vehicle. Before the boys came along we toured around Read more…

Medieval Festa in Idanha-a-Velha

Medieval Music at Idanha-a-Velha Festa, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Last weekend we went to a Medieval Festa (festival) in the nearby historic village of Idanha-a-Velha. There are a network of villages throughout Central Portugal that have been designated as historic (Aldeias Históricas de Portugal). The twelve historic villages host Read more…

Walking in Penamacor Central Portugal

Casa do Ramalho, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

We have discovered some wonderful walking trails in Penamacor, Central Portugal. Penamacor itself is very remote, you are free to wander without interruption. Penamacor is so far inland that you are almost in Spain, only 12km from the border.  Portugal Read more…

Idanha-a-Nova Lake

Fun Times at Idanha-a-Nova Lake, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Idhana-a-Nova in Central Portugal is a remote and ancient part of Portugal and home to a spectacular lake.  Idhana-a-Nova lake is within the perimeters of the Geopark Naturejo, which forms part of the Global Network of National Geoparks created by UNESCO. Read more…

Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets

Atmospheric Skies, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Living on the land provides some rich rewards and reminds us daily that there is nothing more beautiful and good for the soul than nature itself.  Mother nature’s greatest achievements must be the gorgeous sunrise and sunsets that we are able to witness regularly in Portugal. 

Pigs and Acorns on the Portuguese Quinta

A Pig's Life, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

The acorns are falling in abundance here in Portugal; some are eaten by birds and small mammals, but they make an amazingly tasty treat for the quinta’s resident pigs! Portugal and Spain are renowned for acorn fed pigs, as it Read more…

Fonte do Pego, Portugal

Exploring, Fonte do Pego, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal.

Set inside a gorge full of fossils, a short walk from a preserved traditional millers house with a working watermill stone and overlooked by Penha Garcia castle you will find the most spectacular natural swimming pool.  Fonte do Pego has to Read more…

Archidona, Spain

Archidona, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

In the very centre of Andalucia you will find the rural town of Archidona.  Set  amongst olive groves of the Sierra de Gracia, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside.  Archidona once had an impenetrable Moorish Castle and was designated Read more…

Castelo Novo, Portugal

Castelo View, Castelo Novo, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

The picturesque historic village of Castelo Novo (New Castle) is in the heart of Central Portugal, set within a natural amphitheatre enclosed by the Gardunha mountain range (Serra da Gardunha).  This incredible looking village has Baroque, Roman and Medeival influences.   The drive Read more…

Idanha-a-Velha Historic Village in Central Portugal

Idanha-a-Velha, Idanha a Nova, Central Portugal

The site of first Visigothic cathedral built on the Iberian peninsula, Idanha-a-Velha is now a small village in Central Portugal, with less than 100 inhabitants.  This humble village sits on top of what was once the city of Egitania, previously Read more…