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Friday Feature Photo: Cruising with Portuguese Dolphins

Photographer: Chrismatos Capture Date: March 29, 2010 Location: Portugal About: Portugal has two dolphinaria, one located in the southern region of the Algarve and the other in Lisbon. Together they reportedly hold a total of 25 bottlenose dolphins, while the islands are home to heaps of wild cetaceans. In Madeira, you can experience inshore sightings of […]

Friday Feature Photo: Best Beaches in Europe

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: November 29, 2014 Location: Porto, Portugal About: With over 800km of coastline, Portugal boasts of some of the best beaches in the world! Just over half of the country’s border butts up to the Atlantic sea, making it a treasure trove of diverse beaches – from rocky […]

Top 8 Tips to Enjoying the Beach in Spain and Portugal

Every culture has their way of celebrating summer, but the Iberians are full on experts at maximizing your beach lounging experience. From serene rocky shores filled with marine life to vivacious sandy beaches sporting live entertainment, swanky restaurants and topless women, there’s surely a beach that fits your style! But no […]

Friday Feature Photo: A Sinful Combination

Photographer: Caroline Capture Date: October 1, 2011 Location: Aveiro, Portugal About: Portuguese coffee borders on sinful, but when paired with a pastry, it’s organismic! Never tried it, maybe now’s the time to come visit!! Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then […]

Lesser Known Wines of Catalunya Not to MISS!

That very first glass of Spanish wine – the wine that opened pandora’s box – consisted of a deep red from Rioja. Surrounded by expats, while lounging on a terrace in Madrid, the conversation turned from jovial bantering to obstinance. Don’t you know that Spain only had one decent wine region? That only […]

Setúbal’s Moveable Feast
: White wine and oysters

Ernest Hemingway writes of Paris in his A Moveable Feast, but the oysters he mentions could have been from Setúbal. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent […]

Where to find the Best Francesinha in Portugal

If you’ve ever been to Porto, you’re familiar with the ubiquitous Francesinha, the equivalent of a heart-attack on a plate. It’s signature is the protein carbohydrate medley of cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage and steak, stacked between two fat slices of bread smothered in melted cheese and doused in a spicy, and oh […]

Recipe: Chargrilled Red Snapper

As grilling season is just around the corner, I can already taste the juicy, sweet flavors of a perfectly grilled red snapper, sardines and bass. The mouthwatering aromas evoke lively memories from massive immigrant get togethers as temperatures climb above freezing. It’s one of my favorite times of the year, in large part, because […]