As a kid, I knew there was something incredible about the tiny volcanic island of Terceira, Acores. Even at a young age, I could tell it was one of the most authentic places I would ever travel, and to this day it truly still is.
Home to about 56,000 people, it is one of the 9 Azorian islands that lay about halfway between the eastern coast of Canada and the coast of Portugal. Pull up a google map and search for it and you'll be super surprised about the size and location of this amazing little gem.
Both of my parents were born here, and although they immigrated to Canada at very young ages, Terceira was never left behind, playing an integral role in my upbringing.
Some call the Azores "Hawaii of the Atlantic," but I've never been to Hawaii, so to me it's just a second home. Here are some insider tips on everything you need to see and do when visiting this amazing oasis in the middle of the Atlantic.