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Moral Man in an Immoral World: Celebrating Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Michael Berenbaum | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Michael Berenbaum

Amidst the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, many people have looked back at the dismal record of the world in responding to...

What Norway, Iceland and Denmark Could Learn From The Azores

Riley Arthur | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Riley Arthur

The Azores is a group of nine islands off the coast of Portugal. Their remote Atlantic location serves as an important stop for over 20 species of whales and dolphins to migrate.

The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

As economic inequality reaches new heights and austerity programs are debated around the world (most recently, in Spain and Portugal), learn how a lie becomes a political and economic "truth."

The 5 Best Places To Buy Property Overseas In 2016

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to an uber-strong dollar, foreign markets in recession and worse, and rapidly expanding middle classes in key locations, we are amidst what I refer to as a golden age for the purchase of real estate overseas. Here are five markets that offer appealing lifestyle advantages and investment upside.

Where You Should Spend New Year's Eve This Year

Trippy | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Trippy

Another New Year's Eve is right around the corner and it's time to decide where to ring in 2016! So, we asked the members of travel website, Trippy.com where they would spend December 31st if they could spend it anywhere on the planet.

How I Got There: Jose Avillez

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.07.2015 | Taste
Lan Anh Vu

Jose Avillez is one of Portugal's brightest culinary stars and owner of six restaurants opening across the country. His flagship, Belcanto, won a Mi...

5 Places That Will Yank You Out Of Your Rut

Oyster | Posted 12.05.2015 | Travel
Oyster

The benefits of traveling are extensive -- and often surprising. Traveling has been accredited with the ability to heal, educate, and expand our horizons. The feeling of inspiration many of us get after traveling is undoubtedly one of the best consequences of a trip away.

Experiencing Winter in the Algarve: Fresh Fish, Fireworks and a Festival

Katie Belle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Katie Belle

I've travelled to Portugal's Algarve so regularly, I've got into something of a routine now, heading west from Faro airport to Alvor, a fishing village in the western Algarve, which retains its olde worlde charm, with a tangle of cobbled streets and fishermen still bringing in their catch every day.

From Portugal's Pristine Algarve to Andalusia's Flamenco Soul

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

I drink my morning coffee from a beautiful Hermes mug; the bright crimson pattern, reminiscent of wrought iron ornamentation, is called Balcon du Guad...

Strong Dollar Buys You Luxury Retirement In These Top Overseas Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're shopping the world map, trying to choose where to live, retire or invest in a second home overseas, you don't want to make your decision based entirely on currency exchange rates. However, you do want to pay attention to them.

Portuguese Democracy Cracks Under Weight Of Austerity

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.24.2015 | World

Elections in Portugal this week offered the latest sign that when an individual European nation’s voters challenge eurozone austerity policies,...

Eurozone Crisis: Anti-Austerity Bloc Wins Majority, Blocked From Power

The Telegraph | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Portugal has entered dangerous political waters. For the first time since the creation of Europe’s monetary union, a member state has taken th...

No COLA? No Problem in These Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to the roaring, soaring Greenback, more of the Old World is more affordable right now than it's been in a long time. No COLA? No problem.

7 Spots for Storm Watching

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.

... Continued From Upside Down

Gary Garfield | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Gary Garfield

If you remember, I found myself in a peculiar predicament following a road accident during a severe rainstorm in southern Spain. While physically intact, circumstances necessitated securing the repairs on my van that would allow me to continue my indefinite journey.

9 Tips for Exploring Portugal

College Tourist | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

You can't miss going to Sintra. It's about a half hour train ride from Lisbon and the perfect destination for a day trip. Literally step into a fairytale land as you explore castles and gardens fit for kings and queens.

Lisbon Puts a Fashion Foot Forward

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style
Misha Pinkhasov

Long respected for apparel and accessories production, and now trending in tourism, art and tech, Portugal is set to gain some serious fashion recognition.

The Carnation Revolution: A Peaceful Coup in Portugal

ADST | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
ADST

On April 25, 1974, Portugal experienced a coup like no other. In an era characterized by the clash of ideologies and power players, the nearly bloodless revolution became known as the Carnation Revolution.

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.

Artist Betty Fairbank Griggs Takes Us Down Memory Lane

Lee-En Chung | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Lee-En Chung

Although some octogenarians are showing signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, Miss Betty dubbed her art exhibit as "Memory Lane" and guided us thru her seaside adventures in Portugal...

Telecom Engineer Becomes Biodegradable Shoe Designer

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

In the very back of one of the halls of the fashion trade show called MAGIC, I came across an entrepreneur in the footwear section whose enthusiasm made me stop in my tracks. He couldn't have been more happy to share information on how his shoe line was completely different from all of the other exhibitors.

Portugal's Spectacular Santa Justa Lift Takes Elevators Up A Level

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel

Most of us get around the usual, boring way: walking, driving, biking, busing or taking the subway. But for those who need to get around Lisbon, "The...

Here's What Happens When Two Gay Men Hold Hands In Lisbon

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Well, this is a pleasant surprise! YouTube personalities Lorenzo and Pedro, who hail from Portugal, decided to conduct a "social experiment" t...

Why Portugal Is The Atlantic's Greatest Little Slice Of Heaven

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel

With its rich history and delicious cuisine, there's a lot to love about Portugal. But we're feeling some serious wanderlust thanks to its 750 miles o...

The 11 Things I Did NOT Need On My Trip Around the World

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Michelle Kennedy

My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.