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After walking part of the Camino de Santiago, Bruno and I are officially into long-distance hikes. Though we didn’t have time to walk all of it, we sampled the Rota Vicentina, a new network of walking trails in Portugal’s south-west Algarve Coast. Here’s the story of our experience on the trail, and a request for help from our readers.

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In the midst of our transit south, Bruno and I took a bit of time to visit Portugal’s two largest cities – Porto and Lisbon. What follows are two tales of our visits to these tantalizing cities, which include port wine tastings, wanders along coastlines, discussions of ceramic tiles, a sampling of Portuguese pastries, and an evening of Fado music. Brief though they were, our visits offered us a glimpse of two cities worthy of great tales.

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We’ve been really lucky with the weather in northern Spain these past few weeks, but it can’t last forever. It’s time to head south for the winter! We’ve started our southern migration to Morocco with a 6-day transit to the coast of Portugal. Read on to hear about all the awesome places we couldn’t visit along the way.

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Bruno and I recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary with a fabulously unplanned day in southern Portugal. To celebrate our anniversary with all of you, we’re sharing our love of travel by doing a giveaway! We’re offering the chance to win a promo code for a City Walks app with GPSmycity. You’ll get a fully-detailed map and loads of self-guided walks for the city of your choice. Start planning your next trip by reading this blog post!

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A meetup on the coast of northern Spain with our two Basque overlander friends, Josu and Ana, wasn’t just a fun reunion. It also helped to illuminate some of our early experiences in Spain, including: our visit to Pamplona, the Basque festival we accidentally crashed in Durango, our overnight in the fishing village of Lekeitio, and our jaunt to Basque Country’s biggest city, Bilbao.

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