Jim Dorsey

Playground Earth | Ponta Da Ferraira
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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Playground Earth | Biking | Isle of Skye
Travel Stories

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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Playground Earth | Lagoa do Fogo
Hikes & Walks

Lagoa do Fogo Hike

On a cool February day with radiant blue skies we took the drive from Ponta Delgada to the Miradouro da Lagoa do Fogo.

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Travel Destinations

Bordeaux

Situated on the Garonne river, Bordeaux is the epicenter of the famed wine growing region and a fascinating city to discover by tram on foot or by river taxi.

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Playground Earth | Pico do Vara Summit
Hikes & Walks

Pico Do Vara Hike

Exceptional weather beckoned us to summit Pico da Vara, the highest mountain on the island of Sao Miguel

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Travel Stories

Garden party at Furnas Lake

Today we had the good fortune to spend the afternoon with our hosts, the Camara family, along with some of their family and friends and enjoy a garden party at Furnas Lake

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Hikes & Walks

Mata-Jardim Jose Do Canto

For months the Mata-Jardim Gardens have been closed due to COVID19. We had the chance to enjoy this Valley of the Ferns and waterfall totally alone.

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Playground Earth | Peixaria Almeida
Food & Markets

Fishing at Peixaria Almeida

Peixaria Almeida fishmarket, on the north shore of the island, is a fish lover’s dream. Once we discovered it we became weekly regulars!

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Hotels & Resorts

Herdade do Ananas Stay

Herdade do Ananas boutique hotel just outside Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel. Our stay on a pineapple plantation!

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