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Europe may not be known for its vast, untamed spaces, but in Eastern Portugal, the Côa Valley is transforming the way people experience nature.For more... Read More

PortugalGet up to 30 percent off from the Carmo’s Boutique Hotel, an intimate retreat with just 15 rooms in the idyllic Minho wine region.The Wine ... Read More

WorldwideAt least 50 percent off a trip on Crystal Cruises, a luxe ocean liner that's expanding into river cruising and yachting.2016 Book Now Fares... Read More

FloridaGet 30 percent off a stay at the the Yabu Pushelberg-designed Hotel Victor, on Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive.The Winter Fantaseas package... Read More

Tara Penke, from Santa Barbara, California, has lived in Barcelona since 2002. Five years ago, she and her Chilean husband, Jaime, opened a restaurant... Read More

With its white cobblestone pavements, Moorish-tiled facades, and pastelarias (cakeshops) on every corner, visitors to Lisbon frequently feel that they... Read More

Lisbon announced one more reason for summer travelers to visit its buzzworthy city today, with the debut of the new Pousada de Lisboa hotel (doubles... Read More

An unexpected gift of the Portuguese recession has been the resurgence of easy-on-the-wallet petiscos, the country’s answer to tapas. They’re popping up... Read More

Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room rose... Read More

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Surely you’ve played this game: Are you a hotel person, or an inn person?My answer has always been firm: I am not an inn person. The homey rooms, the... Read More

Lay of the LandAlfama: The 1755 earthquake and tsunami razed most of Lisbon, but this eighth-century Moorish district was left intact.Bairro Alto: A... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

Across EuropeAbercrombie & Kent VillasBest For: Excursions; local staff; user-friendly websiteFive decades of experience as a luxury travel operator... Read More

There’s no road sign for the waterfall that’s falling on the road up ahead. And, frankly, I’m not sure how you’d actually prepare for this cascading... Read More

Cruising down Portugal’s A1 Auto Estrada, I took the exit for the Forest of Buçaco, a nature preserve that was walled in by Carmelite monks 400 years... Read More

Where to StaySintra’s allure is about dipping into its decorated past. Originally the 18th-century residence of the Dutch consul, the Hotel Tivoli... Read More

Vera Gordon, a retired educator in Brooklyn, New York, is a garden-variety traveler. Literally. Like more and more botanically minded tourists, she’s... Read More

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Stay in a... Leather FactoryOld Montreal’s Le Petit Hotel has 24 rooms with tall warehouse ceilings and exposed brick and stone; the property extends... Read More

See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments.Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing... Read More

Lately, I've been reading a best seller about monks. It will never be made into a blockbuster, but it's far more inspiring than the one on your... Read More

Reader's FindIn the tiny village of Chassigny, my wife and I found the perfect place from which to explore the region's châteaux and gardens.... Read More

Study population levels and migration routes of endangered sea animals—whales, turtles, and dolphins—in the Portuguese Azores islands in the Atlantic... Read More

Lisbon has been busy lately doing what it does best: embellishing its inimitable, gilded history with world-class venues for contemporary culture, art,... Read More

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