Portugal

Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel Get lost on Soajo’s ancient, stone cow-path to find traditional Portuguese warmth and hospitality. Follow the scent of wildflowers and mountain meadows or back-country road signs that lead to shepherds, roaming livestock, and welcoming cafes. This is northern Portugal, where sheer cliffs are matched

By Ann Abel While Lisbon has lately captured the world’s attention (or at least mine), Portugal’s second city has been stepping out of the shadows. Lately, it has grown into a place where there is far more to do than taste fortified wine and embark on Douro River cruises. Truth

By Cathie Arquilla Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you? Tivoli Avenida Liberdade is groovy. It could (and should have been) a great location for the episodic TV show Mad Men. If the Graduates’ Mrs. Robinson wanted to seduce a young man in Lisbon, this is the

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