Provided there is a swell to be had from the south, the popular Portuguese resort of Faro can be a fantastic place to pull on your wetsuit for a spot of surfing. Reached easily on flights from across Europe, Faro can be the perfect base for a relaxing holiday, with the bonus of as many memorable surfing sessions as you can handle!

Approaching Évora, Roman walls suggest you should keep out. While this town in Portugal's Alto Alentejo region looks like it is indeed ready for battle, upon entering you will find what appears to be a quaint medieval settlement. Évora has fooled you yet again. This...

Portugal's capital has always been one for dramatics, including its very location. Across seven hills, Lisbon makes a home. Its roots have proven to be both prosperous and tumultuous. In 1755, an earthquake decimated the city, destroying much of the riches Portuguese exploration worked so...

It is true that the Algarve might not be as popular a backpacking destination compared to Thailand and central Europe. However, as I was in search of a heavy dose of sun and sea on my gap year, the Algarve's call was too strong to...