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lagoa do fogo in sao miguel, portugal

6 Can’t Miss Things in Sao Miguel, Azores

 Azores,Portugal   Jan 13, 2017    By

“And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon…and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…” – Revelation 12 I couldn’t find anything on Sao Miguel that resembled that quote above. The island is named for Saint Michael […]


bathing at hot springs in sao miguel, azores

11 Things to Know When Visiting the Azores

 Azores,Portugal,travel advice,wanderlust   Nov 30, 2016    By

Before my trip, the Azores islands were a mystery to me. This collection of nine volcanic islands sits in the center of the Atlantic, allowing for convenient direct flights from Boston, not coincidentally the site of the largest Azorean population in the U.S. I’d do searches online and find nothing specific regarding proposed itineraries, or […]


cliff diving on terceira island, portugal

Shutter Love Sunday – Terceira, Azores

 Azores,photography,Portugal   Sep 25, 2016    By

Another photo from Terceira, probably my favorite of the four islands we visited recently in the Azores. All the islands are known for their multitude of natural swimming spots, where you have unfettered access to the ocean waters. I’m not really into cliff diving, but I’ll happily take pictures of other people doing it!


majestic deer on terceira island

Shutter Love Sunday – Terceira, Azores

 Azores,photography,Portugal   Sep 11, 2016    By

It’s not often I get to see stunning wildlife scenes like this. As we were driving up Monte Brasil nearby the capital city of Angra do Heroismo, we came across this majestic deer. We were interrupting his meal time, it appeared, so the facial expression flashed at us was a combination of curiosity and annoyance.