Entries by Susan Barnes

Azores for the Family

For families who want to spend their time outdoors reconnecting with Mother Nature, look no further than the Azores. Off the coast of Portugal and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores is comprised of nine islands, or “nine small worlds,” each with similarities to the others, yet with their differences that set them apart. […]

5 Kid-Friendly Activities in Lisbon

Lisbon, or Lisboa as its known to the locals, is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way the city welcomes visitors, not to mention 290 days of sunshine a year. It’s a city where old customs and ancient history blend with cultural entertainment and high tech. And it’s filled with kid-friendly activities for the […]

Coimbra for the Entire Family

Centro de Portugal, with its mountains and villages and the seaside and its beaches, is where we find Coimbra, also known as the University City, which sits on the banks of the River Mondego. One of the oldest universities in all of Europe, and the oldest in Portugal, is found in Coimbra, and is certainly […]

Family Hotels in Portugal

Choosing where to stay during a visit to Portugal can be as difficult to decide as which beaches to have fun in the sun. Here, we take a look at a handful of family hotels in Portugal and its varying regions. Hotel Concha If you and your family are looking for a beach break, consider […]

Cities for Families in Portugal

Portugal’s mild climate, friendly vibes, gorgeous landscapes and excellent cuisine make it a terrific destination for everyone, including families. The country is about the size of Maine, with nearly 530 miles of coastline and beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Most of Portugal’s population lives in the coastal regions, with about 1.9 million in Lisbon, the […]