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8 Family Getaways for Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The eight North American and European properties herein all have suites and extras to accommodate kids, but offer starkly different settings and experiences. Poll the clan and make your choice.

Angry Greeks Threaten to Halt European Juggernaut

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A breakdown of the European bailout program might make a Greek exit from the euro ("Grexit") the only feasible option. And the popular revolt against outsiders dictating economic policy creates a huge new roadblock to attempts to expand Brussels' power over EU members.

What The U.S. Can Learn From Portugal About Decriminalizing Drugs

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Here in the U.S., we have heard the phrase "War on Drugs" for more than 40 years. It started in 1971, with Richard Nixon labeling drugs as "public ene...

Portugal Approves Citizenship Plan For Sephardic Jews

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Port...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/30/15

John Zipperer | Posted 01.30.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

There's more to this week than preparing for a big football game, as our latest Week to Week news quiz shows. Here are some random but real hints: In...

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

Findery | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Findery

Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.

The Future of Europe

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Think about it. One hundred years back Europe started The Great War. No need to repeat what everyone can read today on Wikipedia.

Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.

Understanding Port: The Perfect Post-Dinner Drink

Ali Rosen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

But what are the characteristics and differences in this fortified wine? Adrian Bridge of The Fladgate Partnership explains how to properly choose and understand your port.

Teen Surfer Escapes Monster Wave, Proves She's A Total Badass

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.19.2014 | Teen

Nazaré, Portugal, is home to some of the biggest waves in the world and attracts only the most experienced, fearless surfers -- we're talking world r...

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Kelly Slater Lands Surfing's First 540, Confirms He's A God

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports

Kelly Slater just proved -- yet again -- why he is the best surfer the world has ever seen. On Friday, a lay day during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Port...

My Lust for the Little Frenchie!

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

The Francesinha is a sandwich concoction of epic proportions, packed with almost every type of meat that Portugal produces.

Glamping In Portugal

Melissa Henderson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Style
Melissa Henderson

During the summer months of Portugal, the weather is sunny and warm and the cool nights are made for jean shorts and cashmere sweaters. I arrived in the early afternoon, taking a cab into a city that is located only fifteen minutes away from the airport.

The Look and Feel of 'Inevitably Urban'

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

I have compiled 25 photographs for this essay -- taken in multiple locations since 2009, including cities on four continents. The photographs are presented in black and white, to better show the contrast between the human and built environment, yet also emphasize the undeniably symmetry between.

How to Make Simple (But Delicious) Clams

Ali Rosen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

There's nothing more warming as the seasons change than a warm pot of clams with a delicious, flavorful broth. But can a home cook make it perfectly?

Climate Change This Week: CA Solar Dream, Power Plants Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 8, 2014 How unusua...

From the Wool Factory to the Rooms of Penhas Douradas Hotel

Sivan Askayo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The story of Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel starts in the village of Manteigas, down the mountain hills of Serra da Estrela in Central Portugal. What used to be an abandoned building of the old Imperio Wool Factory, is now known as The Burel Factory.

Lisbon Art Galore

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What I found especially impressive is the fact that Portuguese artists, instead of complaining about the country's wobbly state of economy, take artistic advantage of what life offers them.

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around. Lagoa do ...

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Behold, The Stunning Street Art Of Portugal's Biggest City

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, or even mural journeying.

My Art Affair With Portugal

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Until a couple of months ago, I never heard of the Portuguese cities, Estoril and Cascais, but wouldn't you agree that these names sound like music to your ears?

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Madeira

Off Track Planet | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira adds flavor to its Mediterranean seasonings by smothering itself in booze, soaking in year-round warm weather and setting it all ablaze with the world's greatest fireworks show.