European tourism is finally open for business again, and plenty of great deals are available to entice visitors back, from city culture to delightful road trips to dreamy beach getaways - or combinations of all the above. And here's a qu
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-w
There are many incredible destinations in the world yet to be overrun by tourists. If you're an explorer who likes to find under-the-radar spots, read on for a rundown of my favourite off-the-beaten-path destinations and experiences...
As in other areas, Portugal has been somewhat underrated in terms of its scenic appeal, but this small southern European country is filled with winding routes that take you through beautiful landscapes, breathtaking beaches, and small whitewashed
Once we can all start traveling again (hopefully by the summer), families will be looking to get out and experience - and bond with quality time together in - some of the amazing places our world has to offer. Here are four of the destinations I c
The Madeiran archipelago, together with those of the Canaries, Azores, and Cape Verde, comprise Macaronesia, "the Fortunate Isles", to which the gods of Greek mythology brought the heroes when their adventurous lives were over. They are volcanic in
Especially for travelers to Europe on a budget, there's no better place to hang out than the capital of Portugal, considered one of the continent's most affordable countries. But even apart from that, it's a romantic city with amazing history, cultu
Madeira Island is among the islands in the Madeira Archipelago and was discovered by the Portuguese in the early 1400's. It's still part of Portugal today, and also is a popular holiday destination with travelers from around Europe. The stunning se
Globalization has been a sometimes controversial mixed bag in different areas and different parts of the world, but I think we can all agree that on the plus side, one of its grooviest benefits has been to bring to spread many of the exciting cultu
One of the things I most love about Portugal‘s capital this time of year is its festive lighting – those enormous decorations for Nadal (Christmas) enlivening the streets – along of course with its spectacular public Christmas trees. I recall
This past weekend I had the honor of being one of the select few media invitees toTAP Air Portugal’s presentation of its firstAirbus A330neo– and not only its first, but the first of any airline. In just 18 years since its founding, the European
When it comes to the many attractions of Portugal, cities like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra, along with regions such as the Algarve, seem to get much of the attention. But down between Lisbon and the Algarve lies a low-slung, low-key region –actually
Some love to follow their hearts when travelling, others love to follow their stomachs and taste buds. And if you want to have something to tell people when they ask the – otherwise, legit – question of how was the food, you should consider some of t
Algarve is the southernmost province of Portugal, with a coast of about 200 kilometers and ravishing beaches. This developing resort European is considered the cleanest one, the most comfortable and at the same time a prestigious resort in Europe.
"I am the last Jew in all of the Azores,” Jorge Delmar tells us. He is a stocky man in his early 50s who runs an import/export business in Ponta Delgada, the capital city of São Miguel, largest of the nine islands that comprise the Portuguese archip
Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal, located in the north of the country, on the right bank of the River Douro. Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the former capital of the country and the current capital of port wine.
A seemingly endless source of fascination and pleasure for visitors, Portugal‘s most popular area with sun-seeking vacationers has for generations been its southernmost region, the 1,930-square-mile (4,997-square-kilometer) wedge known as the Algarv