Castles, yellow trolley cars, pasteis de nata, colorful streets and river views – no doubt these things are part of a true Lisbon experience, but they are also a bit overdone. Guidebooks can be helpful when you’re exploring a new city, but they all seem to focus on the same old attractions, suggesting the same – maybe overpriced – restaurants, and lead you to places packed with tourists chasing that Instrgram-worthy shot. Read more →


It’s often said that travel broadens the mind and perspective. It’s also an excellent way to round out your education, especially for young people looking to expand their horizons. Being in unfamiliar surroundings forces you to adapt to new situations and people whose values and lifestyles are different than yours. It can be intimidating, but travel can also instill confidence and self-reliance in young people just learning how to take care of themselves. Read more →


Portugal won 25 awards at the World Travel Awards Ceremony last week, also known as the “Oscars of Tourism”, which was held on the Portuguese island Madeira for the first time. In addition to Portugal being named “Best Destination in Europe” once again, Madeira won the "Best Island Destination" award.... Read more →


 Take the train and discover the Douro River Valley at your own pace. Or, drive and you can pick the country’s fabulous landscapes to discover. Just imagineriding on a steam train that’s been running for over a hundred years. And then add to this the beautiful scenery of the Douro River Valley.   Or, get off the beaten path and see the many roads that lead to your next adventure. Read more →


The frontier lands between Portugal and Spain constitute some of the oldest international borderlands in Europe. Called "A Raia" in Portuguese (the stripe), the border has remained mostly unchanged since 1297 and the Treaty of Alcanizes. The border runs for 754 miles, one of the longest uninterrupted borders in the European Union.And, while many visitors explore Portugal’s long Atlantic coast, these towns and villages tell a fascinating tale of commerce, history and survival. Allow us to take you on a trip to visit a handful of the frontier towns to see mighty walls, ancient markets, hallowed churches and a glimpse into the soul of Portugal. Read more →