Côrte-Real Gallery – A Haven for Art in Paderne

Art galleries generally have a reputation for being minimalistic spaces, in high-traffic urban areas, frequented by bohemian art groupies and upper-end snooty collectors. Côrte-Real Gallery in Paderne is the complete antithesis of that stereotype.
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Cupcakes Invade Lisbon!

In the States and UK, mom’s have been making cupcakes for their children since the 1950’s, a practice that perhaps fell out of favor as mom’s left the kitchen for the office in the 70’s and 80’s.   Yet, now, we...
Ilha Deserta Beach Algarve

Ilha Deserta – A Beach in the Algarve Away from All the Fuss

Who would think that one of Portugal’s most pristine beaches would be just at the foot of one of the country’s busiest communities? Ilha Deserta (Deserted Island), in the Algarve near the city of Faro, is a welcome respite from other crowded, popular beaches across the region. And, the adventure to reach it enhances the uniqueness of this must-visit beach.
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Algarve Surf School – How Cool Is That?!?

So, you’re in Portugal, on the beach, soaking up the sun….but you’re bored.  Off in the distance, not too far from shore, you see surfers riding the waves and whooping with excitement.  You think, “that really ...