I grew up there, at the US base on Terceira, 10 years. Also went back twice with the wife (and I was in the service). Beautiful, beautiful. We've talked about going to the Med for a while, with a large part of the attraction being spending a couple months cruising the Azores during the Atlantic crossing
. I've only been to Terceira and San Miguel (that I remember well, anyway) but would want to see more. A few years ago I saw a mag (Nat Geo, maybe) with cover story "best islands in the world" The Azores were ranked second, don't recall
what was first. Go.