Creating your freedom through travel

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Celebrating Stella!

Stella is a wife, a mum of one adorable little boy, an accomplished NHS worker, and owner of a private business and clinic. 

Although she seemed to have it all, she felt that something was a miss. 

She adores travel

She adores experiences 

She adores freedom 

And most importantly she values creating a life worth living for her family and securing their financial future.

I mean can you blame the girl?

Stella started her home-based travel agency and her travel marketing business in mid 2020 and within a few months 

Not only did she manage to save on her own travels 

Not only did she manage to earn an income back from her own travels 

Not only she created residual income that comes in on a monthly basis whether she does the work or not

Not only did she empower young women to create their income and freedom through travel

She actually created her own version of freedom by quitting her job and working her businesses being location independent, on her own terms and to the timetable of her liking.  

Travel Earn and Live life Like never before

She did it in little pockets of time around her busy life

She did it because like anyone of us she travels and people around her travel

She did it with a small social media following because word of mouth is powerful

She did it because in her own words “it’s a no-brainer, we all do it any way we might as well get paid for it”

 

Join me in raising a glass celebrating Stella and her newfound freedom through travel.

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7 days on The Rock

7 days on The Rock

Gibraltar never really surfaced on my travel radar till one of my friends went there a few years ago and came back shouting you have to go to Gibraltar, it’s amazing!

Even then, I was a bit reserved about it, mainly because I’m not a 100% beach holiday person. I like soft adventure and activities but also there weren’t direct flights from where I live. So, once a flight came up and the cabin fever in me had risen to a reasonably high level, I hit the book now button and I jetted off.

  • Gibraltar has the only wild monkey population in the whole of Europe.
  • 12% of its economy comes from gambling.
  • It has the only airport in the world where the runway has a pedestrian and car crossing, and the runway extends into the sea on a piece of reclaimed land. Definitely not one for nervous flyers!
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married there.
  • There is 29Km of roads in Gibraltar. You can actually walk the whole length of Gibraltar in an hour.
  • The tunnels of Gibraltar that run inside The Rock are 55Km long, which’s twice the length of the road network.
  • Despite its size, it has a world heritage site; Gorham’s cave. It is said to be one of the last habitations of the Neanderthals.
  • Gibraltar has appeared in 2 James Bond movies; You only live twice and The living daylights
  • It has a giant floating hotel; the five-star superyacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is a seven-deck, 465ft cruise ship. The Telegraph describes it as “cruise ship meets Bulgari hotel”.

To say it’s lush and luxurious is an understatement.

I obviously had to try said hotel when I visited Gibraltar.

You can see more of the Sunborn Gibraltar hotel here.

Language

The offical language is English. The original language is Llanito, a mix of Spanish, and North African.

Currency

Gibraltar Pound, but many places take the British Sterling Pound as well. the conversion rate is negligible.

Trasnport

Gibraltar is a small territory, walking is the best way to explore the area however taxis and buses are available as well as car rental.

What to do in 7 days on The Rock?

You are probably wondering man, that’s too small of a place what am I going to do there.

I’ve put together for you a list of activities and a sample seven-day itinerary that you can try out.

Best time to visit

All year round! with 300 days of sun you can't go wrong on timing.

COVID tests

At the time of publishing Gibraltar is on the Green list for UK citizens, please always refer to the government website for updates.

Activities

There is a wide range of activities you can do, Im sure we can find something that would suit every level of fitness. Do get in touch by clicking this text and we can sort you out with more ideas.

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10 days in Algarve Portugal

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Who can say no to the sun, sand, and sea? 

And when they all come together in one of the most gorgeous spots in Portugal, saying no gets even harder. 

Here is how you can spend 10 days in Algrave soaking up the sun, sand, sea, scenery, and food!

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Top spots to visit in Algarve Portugal

Faro is the largest city and the capital of the region, home to Algarve’s international airport. 

The charm of the old town is what attracts visitors, the cobblestone streets, the cathedral, and the ruins of the defensive walls are what sightseers would like to see. Faro is also home to a large beautiful natural park and its own fabulous beach. 

Vilamoura is home to Portugal’s largest marina, it’s also a magnet for golf enthusiasts. Vilamoura is beautiful, enchanting, and caters for a respite holiday under the sun or for family fun with plenty of activities to pick from.

Albufeira the top beach destination pulling tourists in from all over the world. Some of the best stretches of sand in the Algrave are there making Albufeira the tourist capital of the Algarve.  

Portimão is where you can stay in an urban setting yet be a stone throw away from the beach. It’s Algarve’s second-biggest city and has done a really good job at reinventing itself. You will find a collection of cultural and historic attractions as well as a stunning artificial reef that attracts divers from all around the world.

Lagos is the western Algarve’s liveliest resort town. It showcases a collection of medieval castle walls and churches, but what really lures in the holidaymakers is its magnificent coastline. 

I heard the shopping is pretty inexpensive and the food is great too!

Both Vilamoura and Albufeira were chapters in my travel story to the Algarve – Portugal

What to see in Vilamoura and Albufeira 

1- Vilamoura Marina is a must!

Visit during the day, stroll around the designer shops and the stalls. Treat yourself to snacks or meals at the waterside cafes and restaurants. 

You can hire a bicycle and cycle your way around, or simply sit there and do a bit of people watching, it’s a common thing to do.

Don’t miss out on the night scenery along the marina, it’s both romantic and enchanting. You should try it even if you are on a solo trip.

2- Head to the beach at either destination, because the more beaches in life the better (or at least that’s how I feel).

3- Visit the Roman ruins

Vilamoura has an archeological site that will take you back 5000 years, with both an indoor and outdoor museum. 

You can check opening times and ticket information here.

4- Water sports and excursions.

You can get pretty much anything; parasailing, a 3-hour boat trip in Benagil caves, Dolphin watching, snorkeling, kayaking, or a full-day private yacht charter tour.

5- Hit the golf courses

Both Vilamoura and Albufeira are renowned for their golf courses and resorts. The favorable climate, and being mostly located in unspoiled areas with stunning views, making this a paradise for golfers from all over the world.

Where to eat?

Il Lamparo: fresh salads and sandwiches (Vilamoura Marina)

Prime Steakhouse: quality meat cuts cooked to your liking (Vilamoura Marina)

Thai Beach Club: Thai food in style (Quarteira)

Uniko food with finesse (Vilamoura Marina)

Don Alfonso (Vilamoura Marina) 

Amorino Icecream (Vilamoura Marina)

Corda Cafe at Pine Cliff resort at Albufeira

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