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Friday Feature Photo: Vineyards of the Priorat

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: September 5, 2010 Location: Priorat, Spain About: Just south of Barcelona lies the lush and contrasting vineyards of the Priorat. Around the middle of September in Bellmunt and El Lloar the harvest typically kicks off, and continues through the end of October or the beginning of November in Porrera […]

Important Tips for Avoiding Petty Theft in Spain and Portugal

It’ a gorgeous summer day in Barcelona, as I saunter mindlessly into the pharmacy with my aged Peruvian wallet in hand. Requesting 500mg of Ibuprofen, the pharmacist pushes her long chestnut hair behind her ears, gently wraps the box in a thick brown paper and tallies up my bill. “That’s two euros […]

Friday Feature Photo: Remote Village of Marvão, Portugal

Photographer: José Carlos Babo Capture Date: April 12, 2014 Location: Castelo de Marvão, Portugal About: Perched on a granite crag of the Serra de São Mamede lies the remote village of Marvão. Marvão’s name is derived from an 8th-century Muslim duke, named Ibn Marwan. Ibn Marwan used the fortress as a power base when […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Extraterrestrial Landscape of Portugal

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: July 21, 2015 Location: Pico do Arieiro, Portugal About: There’s a reason why people fawn over Pico do Arieiro, Portugal’s third highest mountain…it’s absolutely breathtaking. Your mind wonders to alien planets where laws of gravity don’t seem to apply. It’s just you, the red rocky terrain and […]

The Undiscovered Sparkling Wines of Portugal

A year ago this week, my now husband and I had just gotten married in the beautiful town of Sintra. There was so much we were celebrating – loved ones visiting us from afar, spending time with friends we hadn’t seen in years, our very dear friends’ wedding celebration just […]

12 Top Tips to Visiting Madeira

You know that ever-so-frequent moment when your mind starts drifts to a tropical island filled with swaying palm trees, soaring cliffs and vine covered mountains? That place where you conjure up an afternoon of gratuitous lounging, filled with copious amounts of wine and food while listening to soft island tunes in the background? […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Gentle Men of Chaves

Photographer: Jairo Capture Date: December 29, 2007 Location: Chaves, Portugal About: Portugal has a sweet and intimate relationship with birds, a cultural affinity that borders on guardianship. Every city park has their fleet of wild birds, every square has their residential flock, though none as prevalent as the pigeon. With heaps of […]

Top 10 Surf Schools in Spain and Portugal

Beyond the festivals, concerts and cultural activities in Portugal, lies a community of people who exist to ride the waves. This isn’t just a hobby for them, it’s a way of life! What makes Iberia unique is that each and every beach hosts its own culture, a place where the wave […]

Madrid: Which Wineries You Can Visit By Train?

Madrid is not only an incredible city for gastronomy, architecture and music, it’s also a brilliant base for day trips to vineyards! Hard to imagine, right?! But what most people don’t know is that Madrid is just a few hours from stunning country! Simply by jumping on the train or city […]

Move over Paris: Porto is the New Gastronomic Grand Dame of Europe

Over the past year, Portugal’s name has splashed across travel, culture and nature magazines as “the place” to visit if you’re looking for authenticity and adventure. It’s become synonymous with quality, with kindness, and most importantly, with unprecedented gastronomy! “Portugal never had a food revolution, like France and Spain,” explains […]