Jim Dorsey

Travel Stories

Water, water everywhere!

The Ilha Verde (Green Island) is lush from shore-to-shore. With over three feet of rain annually every corner of this paradise is bursting with rivers, streams, waterfalls and lakes.

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Hikes & Walks

Our 5 top hikes of Sao Miguel

There are dozens upon dozens of interesting and challenging hikes on the island of Sao Miguel, many of which we explored. Here are our 5 top hikes of Sao Miguel, Azores

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The 400 year old water village
Travel Stories

A 400 year old water village

The Azores islands are known for many natural wonders. Among them is a 400-year-old water village known as the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park

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PGE l Iceland is an exotic land, and landscape, that is best experienced on foot. During our 2-week stay we were blessed with unusually good late fall weather allowing us to comfortably explore many parts of this glorious island. Here are our six favorite iceland hikes.
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Surviving the Oxi Pass in Iceland

The story of surviving the Öxi Pass in Iceland. The Öxi Pass is a mountain pass located in Eastern Iceland at an elevation of 1,768 feet above the sea level.

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Travel Stories

Four favorite Iceland waterfalls

Our four favorite Iceland waterfalls. During our 2-week stay we were blessed with unusually good late fall weather allowing us to comfortably explore many parts of this glorious island.

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Hotels & Resorts

A magical stay in the forest

The Furnas Lake Forest Living Resort in Furnas, Sao Miguel Island in the Azores was A magical stay in the forest. Ideal from families, romantic get aways, and long terms stay.

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Travel Stories

Heavy surf at Ponta da Ferraria

Although Hurricane Epsilon was downgraded to Tropical Storm the wind and waves approaching the westernmost point of Ponta Da Ferraria were massive.

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Travel Destinations

Fort William

There are many destinations in the world that lay claim to being ?capitals? of one thing or another. Spend some time in Fort William and you will quickly realize why this small town justifiably bills itself as the ?Outdoor Capital of the UK?

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Hikes & Walks

Grena Parque Hike

Grena Parque is treasured by locals and tourists alike for its greenery, numerous waterfalls and fantastic viewpoints of the lake, mountains and meadows.

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Food & Markets

Enjoying P’Alma Sushi

Being from Southern California it is hard to impress us when it comes to sushi. P’Alma Sushi in Ponta Delgada won us over on our first visit.

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Travel Stories

A celebration of gratitude

We always wondered where we would spend our 25th. wedding anniversary. As it turns out it happens to be in the same place that we celebrated both of our birthdays this year. On the island of Sao Miguel, Azores!

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Isle of Skye

Visiting a major tourist destination without the tourists. The Isle of Skye is located off Scotland?s northwest coast and is the largest island in the inner Hebrides archipelago.

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Furnas Lake Forest Long Stay

Our Furnas Lake Forest Living Long Stay. For the past six months we have lived in a forested property located on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores Archipelago.

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