Comporta Portugal

Sitting roughly a one hour drive south of Lisbon, Comporta is a relatively unknown paradise drawing in-the-know travellers in search of a more secluded Portuguese beach holiday destination. With lush green rice paddies, sweeping pristine beaches and a well-heeled yet casual vibe, the unique holiday spot provides a refreshing, chic alternative to the bustling Algarve. Read on to discover what makes Comporta Portugal’s most sophisticated beach holiday spot and why it should be on every discerning beach lover’s bucket list.  Comprising 31 acres, Herdade da…Continue Reading “Comporta: Portugal’s most sophisticated beach holiday destination”

Best bars and restaurants in Comporta

When it comes to dining out, Comporta is best-known for its excellent beachside eateries – most notably the pioneering Restaurante Sal – but the village itself is also home to a fantastic line-up of restaurant and bars. Some are open all-year-round while others pop up just for summer, bringing a seasonal buzz to the otherwise drowsy Portuguese village. From high-end produce-focused restaurants to hip beach shacks and low-key cafes, these are the best bars and restaurants in Comporta. Cavalarica Sitting at the heart of the…Continue Reading “The best bars and restaurants in Comporta, Portugal”

Petra travel guide Treasury view from above

The most popular attraction in Jordan, Petra is a magical sight that fully deserves its status as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Formerly the beating heart of the Nabataean empire, the Rose City – so called for the marvellous colour of the sandstone in which it is carved – was once a flourishing city home to around 20,000 inhabitants. However, once new trade routes were discovered, people soon left and the city was left abandoned, remaining hidden to the Western world…Continue Reading “Petra travel guide: Everything you need to know”

Driving in Jordan

Driving in another country can be a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to driving outside of Europe. The thought of driving in Jordan is likely to tempt many travellers to book an organised tour instead, but there’s nothing quite like exploring a country independently. It’s cheaper, far more flexible and it adds a sense of adventure. Driving in Jordan is actually very safe and relatively easy. Most of the major sights – Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea – are…Continue Reading “Driving in Jordan: The ultimate guide”

Wadi Rum Jordan

With a unique landscape comprising vivid red sand, imposing rock formations and rippled sand dunes, it’s no wonder Wadi Rum was chosen to impersonate the red planet in the 2015 film Martian. Spanning 280 square miles in the southern region of Jordan, the otherworldly desert is a vast protected area that makes for a truly breathtaking backdrop. From speeding along on the back of a jeep to navigating through hidden canyons and watching the sun disappear over sandstone mountains to stargazing under the clear night…Continue Reading “Wadi Rum, Jordan: Everything you need to know”