Five Top Things to Do In Porto

It’s difficult to limit the best of a stylish, ever-expanding city to five suggestions, but here are some recommendations for the top five things to do in Porto.

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October 29, 2014 by
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Fall Festivals Around Porto

One of Porto’s liveliest annual festivals in Festa de São João on June 23, taking place amid much merriment with dancing and feasting in the streets and a spectacular fireworks display rounding proceedings off. But this northern Portuguese city is a party town, full of street parties, festivals and events. Here’s how to brighten up the long autumnal days with fall festivals around Porto.

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October 21, 2014 by
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Spending the Day in Lagos on the Algarve

Portugal’s favorite vacation destination sprawls along the country’s south coast, a region of sun-kissed white towns and golf courses edged with a necklace of golden beaches. Of the many photogenic towns on the Algarve, here’s a countdown for spending the day in Lagos.

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October 7, 2014 by
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Five Ways to Get Around the Douro Valley

The rugged but fertile landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley is home to the vineyards that produce northern Portugal’s world-famous fortified port wine. Here are the best ways to get around the Douro Valley while still seeing all its sights; fall is the perfect time to visit as the tourist hordes have gone

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September 23, 2014 by
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Estoril: The ‘Rivera’ of the Portuguese Coast

Typical Portuguese Cuisine

At first glance, Estoril looked unremarkable in comparison to other European coastal towns; lovely yes, but with no distinctive features to entice travelers into choosing it over its more glamourous counterparts in Italy, Spain and France. I soon discovered, however, that there is one true commodity that makes a destination stand out, the one ingredient that makes a holiday memorable years after your visit: its people.

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September 17, 2014 by
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Wine Tasting on Madeira

Lush, fertile Madeira enjoys a diverse climate that lends itself to a variety of agriculture, from the growing of exotic blooms to banana plantations. Wine tasting on Madeira is a popular pastime with visitors as the island is also known for its fortified wine.

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September 9, 2014 by
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