Portugal

By Deborah Loeb Bohren Since the mid-1800’s canned fish — or conservas de peixe — has been an intrinsic part of Portuguese cuisine and culture, and no trip to Portugal is complete without opening up a tin or two. With an extraordinary coast, a tradition of  fishing and an unparalleled

By Ann Abel The world has fallen in love with Lisbon. For many good reasons. (Case in point: I loved it enough to move here.) But it’s a shame that so many people’s visits to Portugal begin and end with the (increasingly crowded) capital. Many of the country’s charms lie

By Ann Abel The Algarve region of southern Portugal is beloved for its stunning beaches, buzzing resorts and sleepy fishing villages. So it comes as something of a surprise to discover the vibrant art scene. But international creatives have settled in here in a serious way, giving the whitewashed, sun-drenched

By Ann Abel “What guests really need is love,” says accidental hotelier Berny Serrão. “All of the details show how much love we put into it.” Perhaps that’s why her small hotel, Paraíso Escondido in Portugal’s southern Alentejo region, feels so much like a home. It began, as so many

Story by P. J. McCarthy Photography Mark McCall It was a wet and rainy November evening in the UK when the idea that a spring trip south to the sun took hold. The reasoning being to escape the worst of the winter, the Brexit blues and experiment with re-locating, combining

Story & photos by Josephine Parr Portugal had been on my “list” for as long as I can remember. Maybe, even as a child, I felt connected to the exploring spirit of the country’s past. Now, about to celebrate a birthday that brought a new decade, it was time for

By Bobbie Leigh Portugal is a must-see destination. Think world-class food and wine, fortified border towns, lovely uncrowded Atlantic beaches, and excellent rail transportation. Lisbon, the Portuguese capital that never goes out of favor, is crowned with cultural riches and is a snap ten-minute metro ride from the airport. What

By Gary Walther The Hotel Detective probably isn’t telling you something new when he says that one of the biggest changes in luxury travel in the past decade is the desire among the well-to-do to feel ‘at home away’ rather than to feel ‘away away.’ Rather than savoring the rituals

By Ann Abel There are a handful of places that defy certain rules of economics: the Hamptons in the ’70s, St. Barth in the ’80s, José Ignacio and Trancoso in the early 2000s. These are places where people who have a great deal of wealth go to spend a few days

By Ann Abel There’s no doubt that Portugal is having a major moment. Each article that calls the country a “best-kept secret” is more amusing than the last. Word is out: Following a local renaissance and an international realization that the country is a tremendous value, visitors are flocking to