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The Undiscovered Inland Cuisine of Portugal – Part I

The interior of Portugal is, unfortunately, often overlooked. That’s too bad, especially for foodies searching for unique eats beyond the mouthwatering fish and seafood on the coast and the regional dishes that the bustling cities recreate. Granted, I understand that driving into the mountains of Portugal or through windy, ancient […]

Friday Feature Photo: Smooth Sailing in Palma de Mallorca

Photographer: Philipp Buhl Capture Date: March 18, 2014 Location: Chaves, Portugal About: The sheltered bays, dramatic coastlines of the West, and the tranquil calas and coves of the East make Mallorca a gorgeous place to spend time on a boat in the Mediterranean. During the summer months, beginners can not only take advantage of the […]

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 […]

Interview with Mark Squires: The Future of Portuguese Wine

When I first became interested in wine, I actively sought out places where I could talk and ask questions. Way back then, eRobertParker had recently joined with the Mark Squires wine bulletin board to create a space for wine geeks to chat online, eventually create “offlines” . Offlines were scheduled meet ups with local bulletin […]

Architecture Lovers: Enjoy Open House Porto this Weekend!

Of any city in the world, Porto is by far one of the most dynamic, textured and architecturally rich. It’s a city of layers, where each and every chipped tile, salt covered glass, graffiti lined wall and aged stone shares a story, a story spanning 2000+ years of existence. Walk any […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Golden Algarve Coast

Photographer: Berit Watkin Capture Date: March 24, 2015 Location: Algarve, Portugal About: The Algarve is enchanting and alluring. Coastal Algarve is renown for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from but some of the top include: Praia da Marinha (Lagoa), Praia da Falésia (Albufeira), Praia […]

Your Essential Guide on Riding the Train in Spain

I woke up early in the morning, when the sun was just peeking through the industrial blue curtains framing the small window at my head. It took me a moment to place myself, since it’s not often I awake to that gentle, reassuring sway that makes traveling by train such […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Witches Brew of Spain

Photographer: Dani Vázquez Capture Date: July 5, 2013 Location: Galicia, Spain About: The Queimada is a traditional ritual, practiced by the people of Galicia, located in the upper northwest corner of Spain, propped comfortably over Portugal, to cast out demons and bad spirits through an incantation and a witches brew made of Orujo. The origins […]