Tag Archives: Portugal

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

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Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

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April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

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Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to […]

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February 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Carnival Celebrations Around the World

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Most of us are familiar with some of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world — Rio, Venice and New Orleans among them. But Carnival is celebrated all over the world in nearly any place that has a strong Catholic background, so there are plenty of places where you can enjoy festivities even if […]

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January 20, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Out of Office: Alex’s Road Trip Through Portugal

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Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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June 17, 2015 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Alex’s Road Trip Through Portugal

How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

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With so much food in the world to try, every traveler needs an excuse to snack between meals. Happily, many European countries build snacking right in to their culinary culture.

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August 1, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

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It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2014’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can […]

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May 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on 9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Faial: A Secret Island in the Middle of the Atlantic

Known as “The Blue Island” for its abundance of summer hydrangeas blooming along hedgerows, Faial is part mystery, part cosmopolitan mecca. It was integral for transatlantic telecommunications in the 19th and 20th centuries, became strategic during World War II, and has withstood tumultuous seismic and volcanic activity for millennia. Today, its rolling cow pastures, rich […]

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September 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The 8 Best Value Destinations in Europe

Traveling Europe can be surprisingly affordable if you don’t mind skimping on certain luxuries and avoiding the west in favor of the cheaper nations of the east. The continent has plenty on offer that won’t break your bank account, but you have to know where to look. If you’re strapped for cash and want the […]

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July 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on The 8 Best Value Destinations in Europe

Porto – More than Just Port Wine

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Sprawling along the Douro River and once an outpost of the Roman Empire, colorful Porto is the biggest city in northern Portugal and the main town of the fabled Douro wine-growing region, where much of the world’s supply of fortified port is produced.

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July 3, 2013 by | Comments Off on Porto – More than Just Port Wine

The Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal: A Comprehensive Guide

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Sintra is an easy day trip from Lisbon. The rusty, old trains with graffiti covered windows run every fifteen minutes from Rossio Station, taking forty minutes to trudge through Lisbon’s more unattractive suburbs, until they pass through a tunnel into the lush, green Sintra Hills.

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June 28, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal: A Comprehensive Guide