Visitors to Portugal certainly have the country’s “grand” restaurants to consider, in addition to excellent seafood and meat restaurants, as well as dozens of “hot” eateries with cuisines hailing from Hong Kong to Hamburg to Hoboken. But no visitor should pass up lunch or dinner at one of Portugal’s hundreds and thousands of small restaurants that serve some of the most delicious and comforting food on earth. Read more →


Portugal is one of the hottest emerging destinations in Europe. American travel jumped by more then 20% this year in terms of overnights and visitors (January to July), TAP launched two new gateway cities from the US, United kicked off DC-Lisbon flights, and Delta announced it will offer a new nonstop from JFK. Hotels are opening by the dozen – so obviously we have too much “new” news to squeeze into one newsletter – so let us offer a few fun new offerings in Portugal. Read more →


Azores Airlines has a great deal for an Azores escape this fall. The airline is offering a deal with two different islands (São Miguel and Terceira), including hotel and breakfast. The deal includes round trip non-stop air from Boston to Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) and a connection to Terceira. Plus, get, four nights at a hotel in Ponta Delgada, two nights at another hotel in Terceira and breakfast - all for $879 per person. Read more →


Madeira: The island of Madeira lies in the Atlantic ocean, 750 miles southwest of Lisbon. This is a temperate paradise – always warm in winter, and never too warm in summer. An island of flowers, wine, elegant resorts, fascinating villages and landscapes, Madeira, with its romantic capital of Funchal, has been a travelers’ favorite ever since its discovery in the 15th century. Read more →


Azores Airlines knows that every now and then getting away is not a bad idea. So, this fall, the airline is offering a Thanksgiving escape to the Azores. Their Thanksgiving deal is from Boston to Ponta Delgada with round trip, non-stop air, a 5-star seaside resort hotel, transfers and breakfast. All for just $799 per person. The flight departs from Boston on November 21 and returns on November 26, 2017. Read more →