New guidebook to Portugal authored by local writer

in World · 25-05-2019 15:00:00 · 0 Comments

“Portugal packs the best of Europe into one small package,” says journalist and world traveler Carrie-Marie Bratley. In her new guidebook, Moon Portugal, she reveals her favorite trendy cities, lost-in-time villages, and golden sand beaches.

Having called Portugal home for many years, she’s an advocate for locally-owned businesses and encourages visitors to experience the country’s laid-back lifestyle.

Bratley guides visitors through the best of Portugal. Inside her guide, travelers will find:

  • Strategic planning with flexible itineraries, including a ten-day tour of the best of Portugal and two days in Lisbon
  • Recreation options like kayaking the Algarve’s bird-rich Ria Formosa Natural Park or hiking the mountainous Peneda-Gerês National Park
  • Day trips to historic Évora to explore the Roman ruins
  • Wine-tasting trips to Porto, an up-and-coming yet down-to-earth gateway to Douro Valley, which can be explored by river, cruise, car, or train
  • Recommendations for finding authentic cuisine along cobblestone esplanades or catching a traditional fado show in an intimate bar
  • Detailed maps and vibrant photos throughout, plus a fold-out map

Moon Portugal author Carrie-Marie Bratley has lived in Portugal since she was nine years old and knows her adopted home country like the back of her hand. She invites travelers to experience this destination the only way there is: the local, authentic way.

Moon Portugal is available in US bookstores and at online retailers such as Amazon. For further information, see


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