Millions of years ago, the earths sounding mantle gave rise to nine small islands in the middle of the North Atlantic. Today, the Azoreswhich are located 1,000 miles off the coast of Europeis a quiet realm of quaint Iberian charm and brilliant vine-draped dark-greens carved out by a dramatic history of volcanic events.
Like Iceland, the Azores render dazzling no-filter landscapes, a palpable not-in-America vibe( you’re in Portugal ), and an ultra-convenient stopover place on your style to Europe. Yet while their northern cousin is constructing the headlines for its record-breaking achievements of tourismnumerous stores have reported the country will have more American tourists than local residents by 2017 the Azores stand outstandingly under the radar.
Things are about to change.