Are you considering dating a single parent? If you are not a parent looking for love yourself, you might have difficulty putting yourself into the shoes of a single parent dating. So, we are here to teach you a thing or two about dating a single mum or dad.

First off, imagine managing a full time job, child (or children), and a household all by yourself, and trying to have some resemblance of a social life, too. Most single parents feel like the day does not have enough hours, so their everyday life is tightly organized as they carry the burden of professional and educational responsibility completely alone: You might be working all day as a florist in London, then commuting home to help your children do their homework, preparing dinner, getting the kids to bed, falling asleep, and doing it all again the next day. There is often

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Obidos is a beautiful medieval town in central Portugal that you simply have to visit if you’re in the country. It’s located about an hour north of Lisbon, and two hours south of Porto. At the center of this fortified, hilltop town is a castle dating back to the 13th century, although the Moors built a castle there in the 8th century, and Romans had a fort before that. In other words, the town is very rich in history.

I first time I saw Obidos was on my surfing trip to Portugal back in 2017, and I’m so glad I was able to return recently with Vanesa at the invitation of Center of Portugal to show her how beautiful it is. Obidos was our first stop on our week-long tour through Portugal, and it definitely set the stage for how beautiful the country is. We got some night shots, stayed

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Learning local cuisines around the world is one of my favorite activities, and a Portuguese cooking class while traveling through the Center of Portugal was a must for our itinerary. Most cooking classes are in Lisbon or Porto, but there’s a unique one halfway between those two cities at the Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel. The hotel itself is wonderful to stay at with different sensory rooms and plenty of landmarks in the surrounding landscape.

Staying at Cooking and Nature

Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

The Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel is located in the Aire and Candeeiros Mountains Natural Park near the town of Porto de Mós. The hotel is one of the best in Portugal with a very unique concept and layout. The rooms are beautifully designed, the hotel offers an exclusive Portuguese cooking class, and there are plenty of hiking trails into the surrounding mountains.

12 Sensory Rooms

There are 12

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On the second day of our week-long trip through central Portugal, we spend the day at the Convento de Cristo, aka Convent of Christ, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important Templar cities on the Iberian peninsula.

Leaving the Aire and Candeeiros Mountains Natural Park

After leaving the Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel where we had our Portuguese cooking class and spa treatment, it was time to make our way to Tomar, roughly 40 miles away. As we spent longer at the hotel enjoying the three pools, we were running late and didn’t have time to stop along the route.

Just a few miles northwest of the hotel is the town of Porto de Mos, and Batalha just beyond that. It was only after I left Portugal and started researching more about the trip that I realized we missed the Monastery of Bahalta, one of

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The schist villages of Portugal are one of the three unique types of villages throughout the country, located specifically in Central Portugal. As part of our journey through Portugal, Vanesa and I spent an evening in Gondramaz with Mountain Whisper and then did a jeep tour with them through two more villages. I only wish we’d had the time to visit every one of the schist villages, even though they are fairly similar to each other.

Schist Villages of Portugal Map

There are 27 schist villages in Portugal, The furthest south is Agua Formosa, almost due east from Nazare. The northern-most villages are Vila Cova de Alva and Aldeia das Dez, not far away from Serra da Estrela Natural Park. There’s no direct route to all the villages, and you could easily spend a full week if you wanted to see each of them.

To make things easier for your

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