Lisbon is one of the most atmospheric cities in Europe, but this small, highly historic country is far from done yet. There's the balmy resort region of Algarve, the green north, home of Port wine, including Porto, the Douro Valley, Coimbra, and Braga; and Atlantic islands Madeira and the Azores; and much more.

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Porto cited as one of ''7 of Europe's Cheapest Cities to Visit'

amurca   Europe is of course filled with amazing scenic and cultural sights and experiences, but it's also known as by and large an expensive place to visit. Yet it doesn't have to be! There are still a number of European cities and countries where you won't bust your wallet on lodging, dining, entertainment, and touring, and here are seven of them - many, but not all, in Eastern Europe (and of course don't forget that in budget travel, a good part of your savings occurs at the beginning and…

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A tour to discover Portuguese cork

When we booked the "Algarve jeep safari," they promised a tour to the interior to show there was more to Portugal's southernmost region than beaches, bars and golf courses. We passed through remote villages; stopped off at a couple of out-of-the-way places for a coffee break and lunch; visited a distillery; and finally stopped in a cork oak grove, where Tomás our guide gave an interesting presentation. At home, I usually drink wine in a screwtop bottle. I know there’s a bit of controversy…

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