Dreaming of Days in Portugal

Later this week I will be in Portugal and I just can’t wait. I need a holiday. Right. Now. Obviously at the moment this is all I can think about so I thought I’d channel some of that excitement and shape it into a Travel Tuesday post for you lovely people to read. Portugal really isย one of my favourite places to be. I think it’s because I know it so well so it’s become a second home and I can instantly relax.

The Algarve is just stunning, long sandy beaches, orange cliffs, nature reserves and bright white buildings. But aside from that I’m looking forward to…

…Sunshine

…Patio Time

…Holiday Reading

…Beach Walks

…Sandbanks Salads

…Salty Sea Swims

…Bananagram Championships

…Barbecues

…Mammoth Games Nights

…Hot Tub Time

 

 

It really seems like this holiday has been a long time coming, and I guess it has.ย I had a week off work in April but other than that it’s just been the odd day here and there and suddenly we’re halfway through September! And I’m just really feeling it right now. You know that exhausted feeling that just goes right to your bones? That is it. That’s where I am right now and that is why this break is so so welcome. It’s only 9 days but these are 9 enormously needed days of relaxation. It’s also a slight calm before the storm moment too as once I get back my life will be picking up full steam ahead. Not that this is a problem and not that I’m complaining, I love my life and I’ve got some exciting things coming up, which should mean exciting blog posts too (obvs). But right now I need a break and thank god I have Portugal for that.

Right, so I’ve got that off my chest! What holiday plans does everyone else have for the rest of the year? Or are you planning next year’s trips already?

As always don’t forget to check out all the other posts in this Travel Tuesday link up.

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  • Oooh nine days, that sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read more about it and see photos upon your return. Enjoy your holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thisandthatblog

      I know seriously can’t wait! 9 days is so much relaxing time! Laura xx

  • Portugal, yay! I spent three weeks there in April and it was the perfect vacation.. such a gorgeous country and so good for relaxing. Enjoy your trip.

    • thisandthatblog

      You’re totally right, it is the perfect holiday place and just what I need right now. Can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜€ Laura xx

  • I love to make a list of things I want to see when I travel, and you list makes me want to go to Portugal as well!
    Enjoy your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thisandthatblog

      Thanks I’m sure we will. I love lists, they make everything better!
      Laura xx

  • I have only visited Lisbon in Portugal so far, but I loved it. My next trip is Oktoberfest in a couple of weeks… might be time to get my liver in training ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • thisandthatblog

      Totally jealous of Oktoberfest. Hope you have a fab time. Also hope that the liver survives! Laura xx

  • Going to Portugal sounds perfect! I hope you have an amazing time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thisandthatblog

      Thank you! I’m sure we will. Laura xx

  • I have never been to Portugal and it’s definitely on my list! I mean the coast and all the architecture! It seems like heaven! I have to say that your plate of food and the beach just look so amazing! I wish I could go on a vacation there right away as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • thisandthatblog

      I feel so at home in Portugal, it really is the most gorgeous place. This salad is amazing it’s from my favourite beachside restaurant and it’s so so good. I have it every time I go there. I hope you get to Portugal one day. Laura xx

  • What a great second home! I would love to go on holiday in Portugal. It looks so beautiful and RELAXING!!

    • thisandthatblog

      I know, we are so so lucky to be able to enjoy Portugal so much. I can’t recommend it enough, it’s beautiful – a little slice of heaven. Laura xx