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I spent 6 months exploring all of the beaches, hikes, and waterfalls on the incredible island of Madeira. All of my guides and individual articles with helpful tips can be found in this Madeira archive.

THE WEEKLY 239: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LUCK

Luck is such an interesting concept. While there will always be an element of chance, the idea of good or bad luck is essentially a false idea. We simply attribute good or bad luck to people and/or situations based on the outcome. However, as a bystander to a certain situation we never take in all …

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10 BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS ON MADEIRA ISLAND, PORTUGAL

Madeira Island is renowned for its mind-blowing landscapes, thrilling outdoor adventures, and rich culture. This lush island is considered one of Europe’s stunning travel destinations with tourists returning year after year. There are many huge resorts and luxury villas available on the island, but the best stays are at the smaller, more intimate boutique hotels …

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CAMINHO REAL 23: THE ‘ROYAL PATH’ OF MADEIRA

Every adventure begins with an uneasy atmosphere of naivety, expectations, and a willingness to delve into the unknown. Our journey along the ‘Royal Path’ known as Caminho Real 23 was definitely set to be a week of challenges and a first-hand insight into the past and the present of Madeira Island. CAMINHO REAL 23 INFORMATION …

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ESPIGÃO AMARELO: EPIC COASTAL RIDGE HIKE ON MADEIRA

Espigão Amarelo is one of my favorite coastal hikes on Madeira. It truly has it all. Beginning on the famous Vereda do Larano, this trail takes a secret detour up onto the gnarly ridge of Espigão Amarelo. Five hundred meters of up and downs through the forest then drop you back at the end of …

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BEST 5-STAR HOTELS ON MADEIRA ISLAND

Madeira Island is a stunning island in Portugal rich in culture and history. From its awe-inspiring landscapes, stunning rock pools, and scenic levada walks, you’ll be surprised by the beautiful moments this small island offers. The pleasant climate (eternal spring) makes it a great travel destination for travelers. In this blog post, I will share …

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25 BEST LEVADA WALKS ON MADEIRA ISLAND

Madeira is one of the top locations in Europe for active holidays because it has flat levada trails suited to all fitness and experience levels. On Madeira, you will find more than 3,000 km of irrigation channels, most with an accessible path next to the water channel. These paths guide you around the island where …

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THE WEEKLY #238: IT’S A NOMADIC LIFE. SO WE MOVE

2020 made it easy to forget that I was a nomad. I mean it’s possible to stop being a nomad but that isn’t what I wanted to do. I was forced to remain stationary for months on end. I then based in Madeira for the last five months to avoid the obstacles of lockdowns, shut-outs, …

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15 BEST HOTELS IN FUNCHAL, MADEIRA

There are many amazing regions in Madeira but the main hub is the capital, Funchal. In this article, I’ve handpicked the best 15 hotels in Funchal. You’ll find the best top luxury hotels, value picks, and some budget hostels in the center of Funchal. QUICK PICKS: MY 3 FAVORITE HOTELS IN FUNCHAL WHY YOU SHOULD …

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EPIC PICO CANÃRIO HIKE ON MADEIRA ISLAND

The Pico Canãrio hike is a physical challenge that will provide uniquely epic views of Madeira from perspectives you’ve never seen. Even after five months on the island, some of the landscapes surprised me. This loop is a strenuous 26-kilometer route with 1800 meters of incline. If you’re up for a battle through the forest …

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