TAP Air Portugal’s ‘Taste the Stars’ program featuring five Michelin star winning Portuguese chefs and the airline’s cuisine consultant Chef Vítor Sobral, is adding Portuguese-American Chef George Mendes to the roster.  Until now, the team of chefs comprised José Avillez, Miguel Laffan, Rui Paula, Henrique Sá Pessoa, Rui Silvestre and Vítor Sobral. Read more →


Book by November 15thand travel between January and March and see the Azores for just $499 round trip, non-stop from Boston on Azores Airlines. Price includes tax. Azores Airline offers flights every Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday to Ponta Delgada and on Wednesday to Terceira. All flights are non-stop to the Azores, with service on to other islands. Read more →


Ancient volcanic cliffs that rise dramatically from the sea dominate Madeira’s fascinating landscape. When Portuguese explorers came upon the Island of Madeira in 1420, they thought its dark cliffs signaled the gates of hell. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The steep rise creates six unique climate zones, each with its own beautiful flora and fauna that contribute to comparisons of Madeira with Hawaii. Read more →


Travel is something that everybody wants, but few people feel like they can afford it. With normal life expenses taking up every cent of your paychecks, how do you pay for a vacation? Taking a trip, however, is feasible if you know how to find the right bargains. Everyone deserves a vacation, even if it’s a weekend trip. Here’s how you can plan a budget-friendly trip. Read more →