Lisboa wine country

Touring Portugal’s Lisboa wine country

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A great pleasure in moving to Portugal has been our introduction to all manner of excellent wines: sparkling, red, wine and fortified. One of...
Cuba

Our year of memory-making travel

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You were a tumultuous year, 2016. You brought upheaval and bureaucracy, as Tom and I moved across Europe to a new home. You made...
Serralves

Serralves

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Porto's Serralves Park and Museum for Contemporary Art offers free entry the first Sunday of each month. Any time, though, Serralves is worth a...
Fos Velha

Foz Velha

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Visitors to Porto sometimes make it to "Old Foz" without knowing they've done it! A ride on the eléctrico (Tram Line 1) takes riders...
Sao Pedro da Afurada

São Pedro da Afurada

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A fishing village beneath the Arrábida Bridge between Porto and Gaia is a colorful gateway to the coastal beaches of Gaia. It's also home...
Portuguese flavors

Sampling Portuguese flavors in the Douro Valley

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A day that begins with a drive through Douro vineyards and a boat ride on the river is off to a fine start. And...
To the top of Lisbon

To the top of Lisbon

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Lisbon is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, and on many a travel itinerary nowadays. Residents take great pride in its seven hills and...
Tasting port with a view

Tasting port with a view

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Our first house guests in Porto provided Tom and me with an always-welcomed opportunity for tasting port with a view. We took our guests...
Douro

“This is our Douro”

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Portugal's Douro Valley is quite the destination these days. In fact, the Douro is one of the reasons Tom and I recently moved to...
rainbow

Deliciously local in West Lisbon

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Lisbon's breadbasket is in its western reaches, in the hills and valleys that cradle the Tagus above the capitol and tumble westward in fertile...
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