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Northern Portugal: A Green Oasis for Nature Lovers

written by Gabriella Opaz | 14th March 2016

A few days ago, my son and I were taking a leisurely walk home from his daycare when we passed the infamous “dragon lair”. The tale of the devilish dragon den began with a hole in the stone wall that peeked into a lush abandoned garden bursting with life. White and pink magnolia trees shaded snaking wisteria and a budding...

Friday Feature Photo: The Secret Waterways of Galicia

written by Gabriella Opaz | 12th February 2016

Photographer: José Antonio Cartelle Capture Date: April 2, 2014 Location: Neda, Galicia, Spain About: Galicia is known as the land of the thousand rivers, many of which flow down from the mountain ranges of Os Ancares, O Courel and Pena Trevinca. As for the River Miño, it crosses Galicia from the northeast to the southwest placidly flowing down to the Portuguese border. If you’re...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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5 Fantastic Hikes in Catalunya for Food Lovers

written by Sam Zucker | 2nd November 2015

Beyond the urban hive of Barcelona, the natural wonders of Catalunya await. Mountains, vineyards, forests, and coastlines; the region has it all! Hiking is a popular pastime here and should be at the top of the list for any visitor with a passion for both recreation and authentic cuisine, as the best hiking destinations traverse towns and villages of...

Friday Feature Photo: Picos de Europa, Spain

written by Gabriella Opaz | 19th December 2014

Photographer: Slawek Staszczuk Capture Date:  October 2012 Location: Posada De Valdeon, Castille y Leon, Spain About: The morning after the challenging climb from Cordiñanes to Collado Jermoso. Definitely better viewed in the lightbox (“L”). Panorama stitched from 5 horizontal frames at 37mm with some hard-edged ND grad (probably 0.6). Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as”...

Friday Feature Photo: Sunset over Serra da Estrela, Portugal

written by Gabriella Opaz | 17th October 2014

Photographer: Nuno Lemos Capture Date: December 21, 2013 Location: Serra da Estrela, Portugal About: Located in central Portugal, this gorgeous unspoiled area is a protected National Park filled with rushing rivers, deep ravines and enough wildlife to keep your binoculars at the ready. That said, if you’re a cheese lover, consider packing up your bags and moving here for the famed Serra...

Friday Feature Photo: The Natural Beauty of Asturias

written by Gabriella Opaz | 25th September 2014

Photographer: Francisco Domínguez Capture Date: November 18, 2012 Location: Valgrande Pajares – Asturias About: The photograph is taken just at the point of the river where the Puerto and Mestas streams merge into one flowing body of water. At this time of the year, just as the leaves are turning into vibrant patches of light, Asturias comes alive! Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image,...
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