Albufeira Promenade

spring break in portugal


Albufeira Promenade
The promenade in Albufeira, at lunch with Grandparents.

The schools will be out (again!) in the next couple of weeks for mid-winter break. This is usually the time when I start thinking about what to do or where to go for Spring Break. My boys are in different schools (elementary and middle) so some years their Spring Break happens on different weeks – which is a royal nuisance. But when the school closure dates line up, April is a great time of the year to take advantage of lower prices for airfares between the U.S. and Europe. Here’s a selection of photos from our trip to the Algarve in Portugal in 2007. I love Ireland and always love getting to hang out with family, but it’s wet and windy in April. So, family members joined us in Portugal where it was fairly warm, with bright sunny days – and, as you can see, brought smiles all around.

Boys on a beach walk in Carvoeiro
Beach walk in Carvoeiro – which is the pretty village where we stayed.

Cillian and Jim
CAM and his Grandfather

Kids with ice-cream
Sometimes you need to add ice-cream to get kids to sit still for a photo.

Wander on over to DeliciousBaby for more Photo Friday fun.

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About wandermom

". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

3 thoughts on “spring break in portugal

  1. soultravelers3

    Look at those cute Irish faces! We really enjoyed Portugal last June and
    will head back this year, so our child can swim with the dolphins by
    herself ( only place to do it in Europe and you must be at least 8 and a good swimmer).

    Smart schools let families travel when ever they want to as there is no
    better education than travel and bonding with family. It is all about
    money now in schools, we use to take off all the time when I was a kid
    when ever we wanted and I learned more on trips than I did in school!

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