Álamo invites you to explore cultural and eco-tourism in the Azores

Articles and hyperlinks compiled by Katharine Baker

See links to selected Azores travel websites and videos

View an Azores Cultural Tourism photo album / Read Álamo's essay and a Washington Post article about visiting the Azores

 

 Lonely Planet has just rated the Azores #3 on its list of Best Regions in the World 2017:

 * It is hard to imagine a place better suited to nature lovers, fans of adventure sports, or anyone looking for a beacon of sustainability.

 * They bear witness to the forces forever shaping our planet. This is a world of fumaroles, mudpots and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas.

 * Azoreans seem intent on preserving their treasures – the built environment covers just five per cent of the land; the rest is a patchwork of protected areas and marine reserves. The regional government aims to produce 75% of the islands’ energy from renewables by 2018.

 Lonely Planet has named the Azores to its Best Places in Europe 2015:

 * One of Europe’s best-kept travel secrets.

 * Nature reigns supreme here: the few who’ve been wax lyrical about the archipelago's emerald landscapes, abundant marine life, and the sort of environmentally friendly adventures that lead to the Azores being named as the world’s top sustainable tourism destination last year.

  * The list of outdoorsy things to do goes on and on.

National Geographic Traveler: The Azores were rated #2 out of 111 island vacations by a panel of 522 experts on sustainable tourism and destination stewardship! Among their high praise:

 * The islands' green volcanic mountains and picturesque black-and-white towns look set to remain unspoiled.

 *  Wonderful place. Built environment in good shape. Locals are very sophisticated as most have lived overseas.

 * Remote and temperate, the Azores remain lightly touristed. The ecosystem from the beautiful hydrangea-covered hills of Flores to the rock-bottomed bays of Terceira is in great shape. Whales still a frequent sight. Local culture strong and vibrant. Not uncommon to be welcomed into a communal meal during a festival.

 

Links to selected Azores travel information ~ Latest articles!

 

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Abreu, António: Faial da Terra Enduro Fest 2017. Pinkbike, 6 Mar 2017                  
McCormick, Herb: Chartering the Azores. [bareboat sailing] [2 parts] Cruising World, 15 Mar 2017              
Raposo, Jacqueline: Go Eat Your Way Through Portugal's Magical Pastry Archipelago. Saveur, 20 Jan 2017              
Scheffler, Daniel: The Atlantic’s Hidden Coffee Farm On The Azorean Island Of São Jorge. Sprudge, 21 Mar 2017                  
Scheffler, Daniel: Portuguese Azores provides pristine paradise. South China Morning Post, 8 Mar 2017      
Tavares, Filipe: mezzo atelier's 'landscale' helps nature goers get some perspective. [Sete Cidades] designboom, 8 Jan 2017                  
Wiatriak, Bill: Visiting the Affordable and Amazing Azores. Houstonia Magazine, 24 Jan 2017                
Yates, Maria G.: Exploring a story I’ve heard that never changes. Ever. [Capelinhos] Maria Is My Name, 9 Feb [with photos]. eTN Global Travel Industry News [without photos], 25 Feb 2017                  

 

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Aked, Abigail: Secrets of the Azores. Independent Online, 25 May 2015                  
Algemeiner: Jewish Tourists From US Bring Life, Prayer Back to Unused Portuguese Synagogue. The Algemeiner, 14 Jul 2016                  
Ames, Paul: Portugal: Europe's best-kept foodie secret. CNN, for ktvz.com, 8 Jul 2016              
Anwar, Marissa: Why The Azores Need To Be On Your Bucket List. Huffington Post Canada, 17 Feb 2015                  
Askayo, Sivan: Finding Beauty, Religion and Heritage in São Miguel, The Azores. Huffington Post, 28 May 2015                  
Bain, Jennifer: Azores are Europe’s adventure islands / 8 essential experiences on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. Toronto Star, 8 Jul 2016                 /  
Barone, Jeanine: The Azores: An untamed island paradise only a few hours by air from North America. Washington Post, 14 Dec; IOL, 28 Dec; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 31 Jan 2015; NorthJersey.com, 7 Feb 2016; The Azores: An untamed island paradise. Atlanta Journal Constitution, 30 Dec; The Azores are an unspoiled archipelago / If you go. Minneapolis StarTribune, 31 Dec 2015; Azores' untamed paradise: Spectacular views at 2 least-visited islands. Fort Wayne [IN] Journal Gazette, 10 Jan; Lost in time: Azores islands Graciosa and Santa Maria rose from volcanic ash to become an exotic paradise. National Post [Canada], 8 Mar 2016 /       /   /      
BBC: Europe's next cheap holiday destination? BBC, 25 May 2015                  
Belfer, Ross: Word of Mouth: São Miguel Island, Azores. From volcanic thermal baths to incredible food and music, this little-known location boasts more than expected. Cool Hunting, 21 Nov 2016                  
Byers, Jim: A tropical paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Globe & Mail, 17 Apr 2015              
Campos, Bruna et al.: The Azores: a beautiful drop in the ocean. BirdLife International, 12 Jul 2016                
Cocozza, Joe (text) & Jill Heinerth (photos): Exploring the Azores: The wrecks of the Azores. Dive Magazine, 25 Feb 2016            
Cox, Tara: Swimming with dolphins to abseiling - an adrenaline-fuelled week in the Azores. Bournemouth Daily Echo, 21 Feb; Islands of adventure in Azores. The Argus, 7 Mar 2015                  
Coyd, Kevin: Discover the dramatic landscape of the Azores. telegraph.co.uk, 3 Jun 2016
Drew, Mike: Volcanoes and vineyards and pirate tales aplenty in the Azores. Calgary Sun, 3 Apr 2015; Lush valleys, volcanic plains and a spot frozen in time: I can't wait to get back to the Azores again. Calgary Sun, 10 Apr 2015            
European Space Agency Status Report: Earth from Space: Azore Islands, Portugal. spaceref.com, 10 Oct 2015              
eTN Global Industry News: Azores named leading green destination in Europe. eTurboNews, 6 Apr 2015                  
Festa, Jesse: 11 Reasons the Azores Should Be Your Next Trip. Yahoo Travel Explorers, 10 Jun 2015              
Festa, Jessica: 10 Must-Have Artisanal Experiences In The Azores. epicureandculture.com, 3 Mar 2015              
Gajjar, Sandra Henriques: Why The Azores Are The Best European Island Destination For All Types Of Travelers. Huffington Post, 7 Aug 2016 / What island should I visit? Tripper, 8 Mar 2016
Gould, Kevin: The Azores holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and places to stay. Guardian, 28 Mar 2015            
Green, Bobbie: Stop by unique, beautiful Azores. The Spectrum [UT], 17 Jun 2015                  
Green, Graeme: Discovering the Azores - Volcanic peaks, picturesque towns, whale-filled waters and now a new Darwin-inspired bike trail. Wanderlust Travel Magazine, Sep 2015                
Hart, Barbara: Top Ten Ways Cruising the Azores Islands Differs From Cruising in the Caribbean. allatsea.net, 4 Feb 2015        
Hatfield, Julie: In the Azores, a Michelin-inspired feast [June 18-27]. Denver Post, 1 May 2015                  
Helm, R.R.: What are these giant tube-shaped animals showing up in the Azores? [giant pyrosomes] Deep Sea News, 5 Jul 2016                  

Holzapfel, Patrick: Berlinale 2015 Review: FISH TAIL, Political And Personal Poetry Of Poverty. twitchfilm.com, 15 Feb 2015

                 
Holtzman, Michael: Last Azorean synagogue is saved from ruin, and with it a piece of Portuguese history. Fall River Herald News, Taunton Daily Gazette, 21 Apr 2015                  
Ivey, Mike: Grab your bike and head to the Azores. Madison Magazine, 18 Apr 2016                  
Jackson, Lisa: 7 Weird And Wonderful Experiences In The Azores. Huffington Post Canada, 26 Feb 2016          

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Kay, James: This other Eden: the Azores, Europe's secret islands of adventure. Lonely Planet, Oct 2016
Khetani-Shah, Sanya: BirdLife in Portugal publishes atlas of national seabirds. BirdLife International, 17 Nov 2015                  
King, Sarah Whitfield: You're guaranteed to have a whale of a time in the beautiful Azores. Mirror.co.uk, 23 Mar; Daily Times Monitor, 24 Mar 2015              
The Azores: Europe's answer to Hawaii. telegraph.co.uk, 29 Jan 2016    
Lee, Zeke & Rhonda: A return visit — 40 years later — to the Azores. Washington Post, 29 Dec 2016                  
Leigh, Tiffany: Islands Of Paradise That You've Probably Never Heard Of. Huffington Post Canada, 4 Apr 2016                  
Leigh, Tiffany: Take Five: Outdoor Activities on Pico Island in the Azores. Paste, 25 Nov 2016                  
Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015. lonelyplanet.com, 16 Jun 2015            
Macdonald, Jessica: Exploring The Azores’ Princess Alice Bank. Deeper Blue, 12 Sep 2016                  
McCormick, Herb: Sweet and Simple [Mid-Atlantic Yacht Services, Horta]. Cruising World, 29 Dec 2016                  
McGrouther, Bridget: Hidden paradise: Inside the stunning Portuguese islands with volcanoes and shining lakes that lie undiscovered to tourists. Daily Mail, 15 Aug 2015              
McLean, Cathy: The Azores charms Baiona Angra Atlantic Race sailors. BYM Sailing and Sports News, 19 Jul 2016
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Miller, Katy: 5 São Miguel Experiences for Your Bucket List. Huffington Post, 28 May 2015                  
Minder, Raphael. Azorean Diaspora Can’t Resist the Powerful Pull of Home. New York Times, 4 Jun 2015                  
Mondy, Ben: The Atlantic's best kept secret: A guide to the Azores. Grind TV, 27 Sep 2016            
Murphy, Jen: Exploring the Azores: Hiking, biking, surfing and whale-watching in a ‘Jurassic Park’ landscape untouched by tourist crowds—the Portuguese islands of the Azores offer the perfect high-energy escape. Wall Street Journal, 30 Jul 2015                  
North Devon [UK] Journal: Holiday memories of ginger lilies in Azores. northdevonjournal.co.uk, 22 Oct 2015              
Palmer, Jennifer: Top 5 Dive Sites In The Azores. Deeper Blue, 9 Oct 2016          
Pereira, Carolina: These Unfrequented Islands Off of Portugal Are Insanely Beautiful. Surf Around Portugal, 27 May 2016 (incl. video)                
Pile, Tim: The Azores, a tantalisingly remote outpost of Portuguese hospitality. South China Morning Post, 13 May 2016                  
Portuguese-American Journal: Maestro Francisco Lacerda (May 11, 1869 – July 18, 1934) – Azores. paj.com, 11 May 2016                  
Portuguese-American Journal: São Miguel: Hosting ‘10 Fest Açores 2015’ International Food Festival. paj.com,16 Jun 2015                  
Powell, Andrea: Whales, dolphins and 38 other reasons for visiting the Azores. East Anglian Daily Times, 1 May 2016              
Presser, Brandon. Bite Into The Sweet Magic of The Azores. Daily Beast, 4 Jul 2016                
Presser, Brandon. End-of-Summer Escape: The New Long Weekend. Out Magazine, 30 Aug 2016                  
Presser, Brandon: Move Over, Iceland: The Azores Are the Hot New Adventure Destination. Bloomberg, 10 Nov 2016              
Prynn, Jonathan: Wild isles where nature rules the waves: swimming with dolphins in the Azores. London Evening Standard, 30 Mar 2015              
Segalov, Michael: This Underground Stew Cooks Using Volcanic Heat. Munchies, 13 Jan 2016                  
Sport Diver: Ultimate Diving: Azores Special: 7 nights stay at Hotel Colombo. sportdiver.co.uk, 17 Jun 2015                  
Surfline: Graciosa Island: Discoveries deep in the Atlantic. surfline.com, 21 Feb 2016                  
Tabachnick, Toby: American travelers return Jewish life to secret Portuguese shul. Jewish Chronicle; Jewish Exponent, 13 Jul 2016                  
Travel Pulse: Azores Islands. travelpulse.com, 24 Jan 2015
van Hoeij, Boyd: Documentary film review, 'Fish Tail' ('Rabo de Peixe'): Berlin Review. Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb 2015                  
Wang, Lucy: Street art intervention gives new life to a forgotten Portuguese alleyway [Ponta Delgada]. Inhabitat, 5 Dec 2016                  
Wheaton, Vicki: The Azores: An extraordinary Atlantic archipelago. Cayman Compass, 19 Jun 2015                  
Williams, Adam: Tiny cabins will offer low-impact vacations in the Azores [Vila Franca do Campo]. New Atlas, 4 Nov 2016                  
Young, Matthew: Whale of a time: Tropical magic 4 hours from the UK -- EMBRACE your inner adventurer by hot-footing it to one of Europe’s most untouched landscapes – the Azores. Daily Star, 24 Jul 2015              

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Adams, Robert: Discovering the Azores. Passport Magazine, 25 Oct. 2010                
Airlines and Destinations staff: Vacation Company Offers Fall and Winter Packages for Exploring the Azores. Airlines and Destinations, 9 Oct. 2010        
Alan, Elsie: Taking a Break (2) -- Ponta Delgada. Sunday's Zaman [Turkey], 12 Dec 2014                  
Alley, John: From Martha's Vineyard to the Azores. The Martha's Vineyard [MA] Times, 9 Sep. 2010            
Banas, Anne: 10 Flavorful Reasons to Visit the Azores. Boston Globe, 7 May 2014          
Barone, Jeanine. An International Art Festival in the Azores [Walk & Talk]. New York Times, 27 Jun 2014                  
Barone, Jeanine: Finding a Lost World in the Azores. Intelligent Travel National Geographic, 26 Jul 2011                  
Batten, Rhiannon: 20 of the best bargain beach holidays for 2013: Santa Maria, The Azores. guardian.co.uk, 4 Jan 2013                  
Bradley, Clive: I'm off chasing marlin in the Azores. mirror.co.uk, 8 Oct  2014                  
Bradley, Clive: Doggies, blondes, and a huss! [fishing]. mirror.co.uk, 18 Dec  2014                  
               
Chris: The Azores – An Archipelago Jewel in the Atlantic / Islands and Highlights. BrilliantTips, 12 Jan 2010
Colburn, Nigel: The islands with green fingers: A blooming marvellous horticultural break to the Azores. Daily Mail, 17 May 2013                  
Cross, Stephanie: Just my cup of tea: An island-hopping adventure in the very verdant Azores. dailymail.co.uk, 1 Feb 2013              
Crossan, Rob: Hot springs, dolphins and Portugal's highest mountain: Discover the Azores. express.co.uk, 31 May 2014                
Crow, Roger: Azores: Harpoon to harmony. Yorkshire Post, 7 Sep  2014              
Crowe, Roger: A beautiful sight for Azores eyes. newsletter.co.uk, 30 Aug; Sight for Azores eyes. West Australian, 3 Sep;

The enchanting islands of the Atlantic - The Azores. Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer, 14 Oct 2014

         

   

 
Culzac, Natasha: In the thick of it: Thermal pools, lava tunnels and slow-cooked volcano food in the Azores. Daily Mail, 29 Aug 2013                  
Daily Mail Reporter (photos by Anthony Pierce): Flippin' heck: The dolphins that can jump as high as a double decker bus. Daily Mail, 24 Apr 2011                  
Davis, Joel: Sights for Azore eyes / Whale and dolphin watching in Atlantic. The Sun, 23 Feb 2013                  
Dervaes, Claudine: The Azores – Europe's best-kept secret. Ocala [FL] Star Banner, 2 Nov 2014            
Dores, Victor Rui. Rustic Golf. Trans. Katharine F. Baker. Mundo Açoriano, Dec 2014                  
Easier Travel: Swim with dolphins and enjoy whale watching in the Azores. easier.com, 14 May 2012            
Easier Travel: Archipelago Choice launch new canyoning holiday in The Azores. easier.com, 18 Jun 2013                
Easier Travel: Five of the Azores' undiscovered culinary experiences. easier.com, 2 Sep 2013          
Easier Travel: Food and Drink in the Azores. easier.com, 27 Jan 2014          
Easier Travel: Get active in the Azores this summer. easier.com, 18 Jul 2013      

Easier Travel: Horse-riding tours in the Azores (Archipelago Choice's group rides on São Miguel trails). easier.com, 8 Apr 2013

                 
Easier Travel: Top walks on the untouched islands of the Azores. easier.com, 11 Sep 2013            
Easier Travel: Uncover the glorious gardens of the Azores (Sunvil's São Miguel garden tour). easier.com, 19 Mar 2013                  
Easier Travel: Whale watching in The Azores. easier.com, 27 May 2013            

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Fein, Judith: Jewish Azores. San Diego Jewish Journal, 1 Jan 2013              
Fein, Judith: Public Art in the Azores. Perceptive Travel, Jan 2013        
Fein, Judith: The Best Places to Stay in the Azores. The Epoch Times, 14 Jan 2013            

Flubacher, Rita: Volcanos And Vineyards: The Eternal Surprises Of The Azores Islands. Worldcrunch, 28 May 2012.  Translated from original German: Hochstimmung auf den Azoren. Tages-Anzeiger, 17 May 2012

             
Fodor's Travel Intelligence: 25 Places to go in 2013: Azores Island, a lush island paradise in Portugal just waiting to be discovered. Fodor's Go List, 17 Dec 2012              
Fogle, Ben: Working up an appetite for the Azores... and sampling volcanic hot pot. Daily Mail, 16 Feb 2014            
Ford, Rebecca: Whale watching in the Azores. express.co.uk, 27 Jul 2014              
Fuller, Dave: Falling for Portugal; Azores: A World Apart. Toronto [ON] Sun, 16 May 2010; Falling for Portugal. Kingston [ON] Whig-Standard, 15 May 2010
Garland-Lewis, Gemima: 1. Living Memory of Moby-Dick Style Whaling Alive in the Azores; 2. More Stories From Former Whalers in the Azores; 3. Survivor’s Tale From the Jaws of a Sperm Whale; 4. Former Whalers Reveal Emotions Behind Their Final Hunt; 5. Rivalry at Sea: Conversations Among Former Whalers; &, 6. Whaler’s Week: Stories From a Whaling Lookout. National Geographic Explorers Journal, 20 & 31 Jul; 9, 14, 23 & 27 Aug 2012    

   

       
Gold, Daniel M.: Movie Review – Exploring Every Corner of a Remote Port of Call: 'It's the Earth Not the Moon," Directed by Gonçalo Tocha. New York Times, 12 Jul 2012                  
Goldsmith, Lawrence: The Azores is an amazing island destination for outdoor adventures. mirror.co.uk, 20 Aug 2014                  

Goodenough, Tom: Rocks away! Spectacular photos of daredevil divers leaping 100 feet from rocky Atlantic outcrop. Daily Mail, 21 Jul 2012

                 
Guardian: Top 10 things to do in the Azores. guardian.co.uk,
Hale, Mike: A Travelogue Two Years in the Making: Gonçalo Tocha’s ‘It’s the Earth Not the Moon’ Looks at Corvo. New York Times, 11 Jul. Reprinted as Corvo, a tiny island in the Azores, home to less than 500. Bend [OR] Bulletin, 15 Jul. A journey to the end of the earth. The Indian Express, 15 Jul. On an Azores isle, a microcosm of life. China Daily, 5 Aug 2012                  
Hoare, Philip: Beasts of the deep, dark blue: a cetacean safari. The Australian, 7 Jul  2012                  
Hoare, Philip: Into the blue of the Azores: It's even easier for whale-watchers to catch one of the planet's great spectacles / Direct flights to these Atlantic islands have resumed. Independent Online, 6 Apr 2012                
Horgan, Denis: ‘Discovering’ the Azores, A Travel Secret Deep Out in the Atlantic. ctwatchdog.com, 28 Jun 2010                
Hubpages: Azores: Top 10 Travel Destinations, Tourist Spots and Attractions. eternaltreasures.hubpages.com                  
Hughes, Graham: Three men in a boat: sailing from Maine to England via the Azores (pts. 1, 2). Ottawa Citizen, 6 Jul 2012                  
IWantSun: Top 10 things to do in the Azores. iwantsun.co.uk, 22 Mar 2013    
IWantSun: The Azores named top sustainable tourism destination. iwantsun.co.uk, 16 Oct 2013. Karantzavelou, Vicky: Azores named No. 1 sustainable tourism destination. Travel Daily News, 17 Oct 2013
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Koumelis, Theodore: Whales, dolphins and diving drive wave of popularity for the Azores. Travel Daily News, 2 Jan 2014                  
, : Swimming with sharks in the Azores. guardian.co.uk,                  
Lew, Josh: Azores – Step back in time and enjoy the scenery on these Portuguese islands. mother nature network, 10 Jan 2011              
Lee, Jane J.: Pictures of Azorean Whalers: The Last of Their Kind: Fading Memories. National Geographic, 13 Jun 2013                
Luis MP, editor: Discover perfect surfing in the Azores Islands. SurferToday.com, 3 Oct 2010                  
Lutter, Stefan: Portugal shows the way on high seas protected areas. World Wildlife Federation, 24 Mar 2010                  
Martin, James: The Azores A Hot Destination in 2013! & Before You Travel to the Azores Islands. goeurope.about.com, 26 Dec 2012                
Marty, Phil: Exploring the Azores: These gorgeous Portuguese islands sit far out into the Atlantic. Chicago Tribune, 25 Mar; Dallas News, 4 Apr 2014              
Méras, Phyllis: The allure of the Azores. Martha's Vineyard Magazine, Sep-Oct 2012        
Murphy, Linda: Chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai explores Azorean cooking for his TV show. Fall River [MA] Herald News, 4 Dec 2012              
NTDTV: Azores Island the Target of German Energy Experiment: There's a German company out there that's trying to supply an entire community's energy from renewable resources alone. ntdtv, 18 Apr 2011                  

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Opodo Travel News: Azores attracting more underwater tourists. news.opodo.co.uk, 31 Dec 2013                  
Parker, Rupert: Planet Appetite: Savour the Tastes of the Azores at 10 Fest, Ponta Delgada. Huffington Post, 3 Jul 2014              
Pedroso, Céllia: Lightly-touched Azores offer refuge for the weary. Metro World News, 01 Apr 2010                  
Pickering, Diego Gomez: Azores: Europe at your doorstep. periscopepost.com, 22 Nov 2010                
Pilley, Kevin: Bar fly: The Azores [Peter Café Sport]. New Zealand Herald, 12 Dec 2013                  
Portuguese-American Journal: Azores winners of the 2013 Quality Cost Gold Award. paj.com, 17 Feb 2013                  
Portuguese-American Journal: Arts: International Fringe Festival to take place on Pico Island. paj.com, 27 Feb 2013                  
Portuguese-American Journal: Film: “North Atlantic” makes top 10 finalist list – YouTube. paj.com, 1 Aug 2012                  
Portuguese-American Journal: International Azorean Pineapple Festival – Ponta Delgada. paj.com, 11 Apr 2012                  
Portuguese-American Journal: LGBTS: First Pride Azores Festival celebrating gay and lesbian rights (Ponta Delgada, 28 Aug - 2 Sep). paj.com, 6 Aug 2012                  
Portuguese-American Journal: SFIFF: Film by Gonçalo Tocha wins Golden Gate Award. paj.com, 3 May 2012                  
Powell, Laura: Animal magic in the Azores: Sao Miguel is an enchanting island for whale-watching and horsing around. Daily Mail, 9 Mar; Independent Online, 10 Mar 2011                  
Power, Vicky: Europe's best kept secret? TravelMole, 17 Jun 2013              
Prague Post: Wine column: Azores A string of islands rich in history has proved to be fertile soil for vintners. Prague Post, 3 Oct 2012              
Puim, N. Discover Terceira Island. travpr.com, 4 Jun 2013                  
Purvis, Andrew: They all like it hot: From thermal baths to caldera cooking, volcanoes are part of village life in the Azores. Sydney [Australia] Morning Herald;  Brisbane Times; Melbourne The Age; WA Today, 10 Apr; The Azores: thermal baths in sub-tropical sunshine. telegraph.co.uk, 23 Mar 2011          

   

 
Redbull: Cliff diving hotspots / Azores travel guide. redbull.com, 17 Jul 2012                  
Redisch, Anne-Sophie: The Allure of the Azores. Europe up close, 22 May 2011. Up Close Guide to the Azores Islands. Europe up close, 23 Sep 2010                  
Regaldive: Azores Advanced Diver Package (offer ends 22 June 2012). portdiver.co.uk, 04 May 2012                  
Robert: First Pride Azores a Huge Success. Passport Magazine, 3 Sep 2012                  
Rokou, Tatiana: The Azores selected as ECTAA’s Preferred Destination for 2014. Travel Daily News, 28 Jan 2014                  
Rowe, Mark: The Azores: Small green dots on the map. The Independent, 18 May; New Zealand Herald, 20 May; On an 'Azores High.' ioltravel, 25 May 2013                

 
St. Louis, Regis: A guide to the Azores for cruise passengers, featuring what to see and do, and where to eat and shop. telegraph.co.uk, 8 May 2012                  
St. Pierre, Roger: At Flores in the Azores… Belfast Telegraph, 20 Jun 2013                
St. Pierre, Roger: ITCM VisitsThe Azores - for something special. Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings, 13 Aug 2013                  

Sakakeeny, Kaleel: The Azores: Gifts of the Atlantic. Technorati, 27 Mar 2010

               
Sandford, Janet: Travel guide: Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Helium, 28 Jul 2010                  
Schell, Andy: Crossing to the Azores. allatsea.net, 21 Nov 2012              
Schonborg, Mary: Where and what are the Azores? Leominster [MA] Champion, 9 Apr 2010            
Sheehan, Paul: Beacon in the Atlantic. watoday.com.au, Sydney Morning Herald.  15 Sep 2012                
Stewart, James: What lies beneath the Azores. The Independent, 6 Jul 2013                  
Swidey, Denise Drower: Azores cuisine is surprisingly complex. Boston Globe, 7 Sep 2013                  
Swidey, Neil: Azores, a perfect destination for Boston travelers. Boston Globe, 24 Mar 2013                  
Thompson, Christina: Review, ‘The Sea Inside’ by Philip Hoare. Boston Globe, 7 Jun 2014                  
Travelbite: Visit walkers' paradise Pico on Azores holidays. travelbite.co.uk, 23 Sep 2010                  
TravPR.com: Just five hours from Boston and a world away: Faial. TravPR.com, 11 Oct 2011                  
TravPR.com: "Simply Ming" heads to the Azores: Cooking in volcanic geyser and exploring other local delights [5 epis, "On the Road in The Azores"]. TravPR.com, 2 Oct; Portuguese American Journal, 11 Oct 2012              
Trip Advisor: Visiting Azores, Portugal. tripadvisor.com                  
Turner, Ruby: Azores recognized for green tourism efforts Archipelago named Europe's best coastal sustainable destination. Vancouver Sun, Montréal Gazette, 7 Jun; The Province; Calgary Herald, 1 Aug 2013                  
Unwin, Mike: The Azores: Heart-stopping island-hopping in the Atlantic. Independent Online, 21 Sep 2014                
Wagner, Eric: The social network of Risso's dolphins. Cosmos, 1 Dec 2014                
wakeandwander: Street Food Friday: This Azorean Staple is Cooked by Volcano [cozido]. jaunted.com, 14 Nov; The Main Attraction on Sao Miguel in the Azores is a Hole in the Ground. jaunted.com, 21 Nov 2014                  
wakeandwander: Hawaii and Scandinavia Combine to Create Isolated Villages in the Azores. jaunted.com, 28 Nov 2014                  
Webber, Richard: Finding peace in Flores: The Azores are beguiling Britons because they are far away and hard to get to. Daily Express Property, 11 Jul 2011                  
Weeks, Joanna McQuillan: Chef Ming Tsai explores the Azores. Cape Cod Times, 23 Jan 2013              
Weissberg, Jay: It's the Earth not the Moon ["É na terra não é na lua"]. Variety, 17 Aug 2011 (documentary film review)                  
Whitmarsh, Ben: Canyoning, The Azores, and a Glorious Descent Into Ignorance & Canyoning in The Azores (video). huffingtonpost.co.uk, 22 Feb 2013                  
Williams, David: A green and bubbling land: Our young family adored the volcanic Azores. Daily Mail, 28 Mar 2014                  
Winter, Stuart: 'Mint Humbug' Offers Tasty Treat (re birding). express.co.uk, 23 Oct 2010                

 

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Bale, Kitty (transl.): Algar do Carvão is most visited volcanic cave in the Azores. RTP-A, 24 Nov 2009                  
Bale, Kitty (transl.): The first Agricultural Museum of the Azores will open its doors next summer in the village of Altares, Terceira. RTP-A, 22 Nov 2009 (text English, video Portuguese)                  
Bale, Kitty (transl.). Ponta Delgada synagogue to re-open its doors / It will also house a museum and a Jewish library on its premises. RTP-A, 18 Nov 2009 (text English, video Portuguese)                  
Banas, Anne: Portugal's Azores bring Europe closer to home. smartertravel.com, 16 Oct 2006                

Bena, Thomas: Taking a path to the past; a search for his roots sends the son of Azorean natives to his parents' homeland. Providence Journal, p. 1-C, 29 Dec 1997 [Available on LexisNexis®]                  
Bergsman, Steve: The islands of the Azores were formed by nature's fury. Lawcrossing / Copley News Service, 27 Jan 2006                
Borges, Debbie: Teen travels to Azores to visit mother's birthplace. Orig. pub. in Modesto Bee, 29 Sep 2005. Reprinted on Angela's List.                  
Borno, Hannah: It's Christmas every day: Fed up with England, a year ago Hannah Borno left and headed for the Azores. Daily Mail, 27 Dec 2007                  
Bourgeois, Dominic: The Azores. Vendée Globe Magazine, 25 Jan 2009                
Brown, Jane Roy: Rumpled, rocky Azores traces volcanic roots. Boston Globe, 31 May 2009                
Brown, Jane Roy: A picturesque garden in the Azores: Terra Nostra Park brims with warm waters and leafy groves. Christian Science Monitor, 2 Oct 2008                  
Burbank, Rob: Portugal’s highest peak mirrors Mt. Washington. Orig. pub. in NewHampshire.com, 11 Jan 2008. Reprinted in lajesdopico.blogs & on Angela's List                
Budget Travel: Tip Coach: Spain, Portugal, and the Azores: Spurred on by a generous gift, a couple is heading on a delayed honeymoon. Budget Travel, Feb 2006              
Calabretta, Andrea: In an Azores State of Mind: At the heart of the Atlantic Ocean is a lush mountainous archipelago that combines the breathtaking landscapes of Hawaii with the charm and culture of old-world Europe. Boston Globe, 14 Sep 2008                  
Calder, Simon & Ben Ross: Fantastic voyage: Travels with Charles Darwin... the great naturalist's journey aboard the Beagle – a voyage that took in a natural selection of the world's top travel destinations (last section). The Independent, 14 Feb 2009                  
Clouthier, Suzanne: Azores uncrowded, lush and pastoral. Vancouver Sun, 16 Jun 2007            
Cook, Rita: How $708 can buy you a week in paradise. International Travel Examiner, 20 Nov 2008                  
Cruz, Maria Joana: First sighting of Fraser’s dolphin in the Azores. www.wildlifeextra.com, 28 Jan 2009                  
Darwin, Charles: The Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle (Azores stops, Sep 1836). Reproduced in arteeoficios.blogspot, 12 Feb 2009                  
Deiner, John: A man for off-season. Washington Post, 18 Mar 2007. Reprinted in the White Plains [NY] Journal News, 1 Apr. Reprinted as Azores in the off-season? Bring it on. Arab News, 29 Mar; Want to avoid crowds? Consider visiting Azores in off-season. insidebayarea.com, 27 May; Off-season Azores chancy yet uncrowded. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Jul. Translated into Polish as Plażowy raj poza sezonem. TravelForum.pl, 4 Apr 2007            
Doc Holiday: See creatures of the deep in the Azores. mirror.co.uk, 9 Jan 2009              
DPA: Volcanic island in mid-Atlantic has plenty to move visitors. Monsters & Critics, 14 Jan 2009                  
Easier Travel: Experience nine lives in the Azores. easier.com, 20 Jul 2009
Easier Travel: TAP & SATA join forces to promote the Azores. easier.com, 5 May 2009                  
Energy, US Department of: U.S. and Portugal Sign Agreement for Climate Research Collaboration. energy.gov, 27 Mar 2009                  
Estabrook, Barry: Quiet haven in the Atlantic. New York Times, 6 May 2001                
European Space Agency: Boosting capability: Santa Maria station. ESA Space Operations, 10 Jan 2008                  
Fairhurst, Libby: One of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate: FSU study in Nature says newfound turbulence in undersea mountains affects ocean circulation. Florida State University, 10 Aug 2007                  
Farrell, Jack: The Azores: Europe is closer than you think. Frederick [MD] News Post, 24 Aug 2008          

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Felix, Jose: ARTEH Hotels and Turangra together in the Azores. articlesnatch.com, 25 Oct 2006                
Ferrara, Gina: Portuguese Islands are fairer than Portugal – Anthony [Bourdain] is on happy islands. TheCelebrityCafe.com, 23 Jun 2009            
Ferreira, Joao: Azorean volcano drove hordes to U.S. New Bedford Standard-Times, 27 Sep 2007                  
Ferreira, Joao: Grape Expectations: Some discoveries during visit home to Sao Miguel, Azores. New Bedford Standard-Times, 26 Apr 2007                  
Freedman, Don/Linda: Portugal: Azores. TheTravelzine.com, Fall 2003            
Freedman, Don/Linda: Portugal: Sao Miguel, Azores. TheTravelzine.com, Fall 2006                  
French, Paul: The other worlds of the Azores: Old volcanoes, new wines out in the Atlantic. Boston Globe, 15 Jan 2006            
Frommer, Myrna Katz/Harvey: A fascinating piece of diaspora. Frommer Luxury Travel, Summer 1999. Reprinted as It All Ends with Me on saudades.com              
Frommer's Travel Guides: In Depth The Azores: Lost Continent of Atlantis. www.frommers.com                  
Giusti, Giovanni: Living in the Azores: Life off the coast of Portugal. EscapeArtist.com, Mar 2005                  
Guardian: Ten best wildlife holidays in Europe: Net turtles, The Azores (Biosphere Expeditions). guardian.co.uk, 13 Dec 2008                  
Harding, Mark. Azores Tourism stands firm. eTurboNews, 10 Dec 2009.          
Harris, Joanne: Why I adore the Azores. telegraph.co.uk, 11 Sep 2006              
Heptinstall, Simon: The Azores Destination Guide. Daily Mail, 18 Dec 2008                  
Hoare, Philip: I've never felt my heart beat so fast the day I swam with Moby Dick (2nd ½ of article). Daily Mail, 19 Sep 2008                  
Inside Portugal Travel: Americans discovered the Azores islands as Meredith Vieira shared her family history with the Today Show’s national audience. insideportugaltravel.com, 25 Aug 2008                
Inside Portugal Travel: Anthony Bourdain has No Reservations about the Azores. insideportugaltravel.com, 22 Jan 2009                
Kibbe, Cindy: Q&A with: Portuguese wine ‘ambassador’ Jayme Simoes. Orig. pub. in New Hampshire Business Review, 10 Apr 2009. Reprinted on Angela's List.                  
Kroll, Barb/Ron: Find volcanoes, scrimshaw & sailors' art on the Azores island of Faial; Discover whales, wine & underground walks on the Azores Island of Pico; Enjoy tea, pineapples and volcano-cooked stew on São Miguel in the Azores; See World Heritage city and Holy Spirit houses on Terceira in the Azores. krolltravel.com            
Lappin, Tom: The Azores: a drop in the ocean. Orig. pub. in Sunday Times of London. 14 May 2006. Reprinted on Angela's List.              
Lennon, Sheila: Meredith Vieira taking Monday's 'Today Show' to her roots in the Azores. projo.com blog, 22 Aug 2008                
Lindsay, Morag: Having a whale of a time. Aberdeen [Scotland] Press & Journal, 9 Aug 2008                
Loverseed, Helga: Hard times in the Azores: Volcanic islands in the Atlantic, still a natural beauty. Montreal Gazette, 2006; Vancouver Sun, 24 May 2007                
Macswede: Honeymoon Birding in the Azores. BirdForum, 5 Aug 2006                  
Maffei, Bonnie: Pico Island, Azores. San Diego Reader, 3 Aug 2009                  
Marcum, Diana: Island reunion: Thousands of Valley residents of Portuguese descent leave in the summer to reconnect with their heritage during trips to the Azores. Fresno Bee, 24 Jul 2005 [Available on LexisNexis®]                  
McCabe, Michael: Ecotourism: Deep-diving tourists pay to play Capt. Nemo; submersibles will take them to Azores' mile-down mysteries. San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Jul 2002                  
McDonnell, Sharon: Fantasy islands: Discover Portugal's pristine gems; Whale tales abound in turquoise waters. Boston Herald, The Edge pp. 59-60, 22 Jun 2003 [Available on LexisNexis®]              
Moebus, Claudia: Isle of Flores in Portugal's Azores is a hiker's paradise. Monsters and Critics, 13 Feb 2007                  
Myers, Steven Lee: Rugged pathways to a simple time. New York Times, 8 Oct 2006                  
O'Kelly-Lynch, Ruth: Warm welcome in the Azores for the Spirit of Bermuda. Orig. pub. in Bermuda Royal Gazette, 27 Apr 2009. Reprinted on Angela's List.                
O'Neil, Alice Greene: Portugal's Azores Islands have a unique beauty that's all their own. Orig. pub. in Port Huron [MI] Times Herald, 22 Apr 2007. Reprinted in Azores.com.                  

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Packe, Cathy: World Heritage vineyards / The ancient vineyards of the Azores are a World Heritage Site. The Independent, 4 Feb 2006

               
Paulsen, Barbara: Splendid Isolation In the Azores. New York Times, 2 Apr 1989          
Powers, Jim: The Azores. Nantucket Today, June 2007.            
Presidência do Governo dos Açores: Blue Flag certifies environmental quality of 32 beach areas and marinas in the Azores. azores.gov.pt, 8 May 2009            
prweb: New Summer Escapes to the Azores: Air and Hotel for Less than $1,200. eMediaWire, 27 Apr 2009                
prweb.com: Discover Meredith Vieira's Azores. eMediaWire, 25 Aug 2008          
Rezendes, Michael: Finding Joao's village: Across the Atlantic, exploring the old world of ancestors who long ago left for America. Boston Globe, 4 Apr 2004              
Richard, Christine: The new allure of the Azores. Islands magazine; reprinted by MSNBC, Sep-Oct 2005              
Scuttlebutt Europe: The World's Best Sailors Bar - It's official! [Peter Café Sport, in Horta]. Sail-World USA, 26 Dec 2009                  
Shulman, Ken: Back to the Azores: a brand-new world / The reverse flow of migration to this small chain of Portuguese islands is a modern marvel. GlobalPost, 19 Nov 2009            
Silva, Lurdes C. da: Graciosa Island at the center of world-class climate study. Orig. pub. in O Jornal (Providence, RI), 3 Apr 2009. Reprinted in Diário do Campus de Angra do Heroísmo da Universidade dos Açores , 7 Apr 2009; & on Angela's List                  
Simões, Jayme Henriques: Azores becoming hit destination spot: Travel tips from AAA. Transcript, The Rhode Show, 5 Oct 2009    
Simoes, Jayme Henriques: Weekend in Sao Miguel: How to spend three days in paradise. worldpress.org, 17 May 2006                  
Southwick, Alfred B.: The first airplane flight across the Atlantic. Worcester [MA] Telegram, 30 Sep 2007                  
Stoneback, Diane: Azores Islands bring Europe closer to home; Six days, three islands of the Azores. McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 Aug; RISMedia, 18 Aug. Reprinted as Bringing Europe closer to home, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, 19 Dec; Nature shows its stuff on islands of Azores, Columbus Dispatch, 7 Sep; European Beauty. Buffalo News, 12 Oct; &, Portugal's Azores bring Europe closer to home, Ventura County [CA] Star, 7 Dec 2008            
Thiel, Mike: Traveler's Journal: The Azores: So Near, and Yet So Far, & Azores Slideshow. Hideaways Aficionado, Mar 2008              
Travelbite: Global botanical holiday ideas: Botanical Hotel in Portugal. www.travelbite.co.uk, 24 Dec 2008                  
UNESCO: 22 New Sites Join the UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves: Flores Island (3rd listing). portal.unesco.org, 26 May 2009                  
Walesonline.co.uk: In seventh heaven in the Azores; Travel facts. Wales On Sunday, 20 Jul 2008                
Westsideconnect.com: Siblings forge family ties, explore heritage on Azores trip. Gustine [CA] Press-Standard, 4 Aug 2008                  
Whiting, Kate: The Amazing Azores. travel.uk.msn.com, 19 Nov 2008                  
Wildlife Extra: First North Atlantic right whale sighting in Azores since 1888. www.wildlifeextra.com, 11 Jan 2009                  
Wilson, Peter: In the middle of nowhere: Pulled into the rhythms of tiny Sao Jorge Traditional island lifestyle sweeps up visitors to the Portuguese Azores. Orig. pub. in North Shore [BC] News , 25 Jun 2006. Reprinted on Angela's List.                  
Younicos: The island test bay: Autonomous supply of a complete island grid from renewable energy sources. Younicos, Feb 2009                  

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