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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

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.

Cruising the Douro - A Peaceful Way To See Portugal

Judi Freedman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Judi Freedman

Cruising along the Douro between the cities of Regua, Pinhào, and Barca d'Alva offered the most breathtaking views of vineyards, olive and almond trees, mammoth bridges, the sparkling river below and the glorious blue sky above.

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

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 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

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

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.

Jamie Galbraith: The Greek Revolt Threatens European Elites

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Here Galbraith discusses the last week's dramatic turn of events and what is at stake going forward as the austerity doctrine -- and the entire neoliberal project -- come under threat.

Wildfires In Spain And Portugal Force 1,350 To Evacuate

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a li...

The Big Trip: A City-by-City Guide to Portugal

College Tourist | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

I was only going to spend about 5 days in Portugal and see only a couple of highlights before moving onto the next country, but I have no regrets about changing my plans and staying for 12 days to really see the entire country.

TripInView: A Fascinating, New Tool for Choosing One's Vacation!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Waters in all shades of blue, from light sky blue to turquoise, and gorgeous beaches drenched in white, golden or black sand pass in front of the user's eyes at, a site that offers a new way of choosing one's vacation.

Why Lisbon Changed My Mind About Traveling Alone

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

I used to be someone that couldn't walk to their locker by themselves in middle school. In high school, I sat in my car if I was meeting someone until they arrived. Even in college, I looked for a friend for every activity from gym classes to the library.

Nana's Gonna Spruce Up the 'Hood

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Dad's been gone over a year now. It was time to sit down with Mom and have that uncomfortable but necessary conversation about moving on. I started with simple suggestions.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.