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  • Lisbon essential travel guide, including day trips out of the capital of Portugal.

  • Introduction to the tropical islands that are really volcanoes way out there in the Atlantic just 4 hours out of Boston. This just might be the paradise of which you search, dear reader.

  • The Madeira Islands, known for their wine, colorful gardens, stunning coastlines and more, make a fine destination for wandering travelers.

  • Chaves is a spa town in the extreme north of Portugal, near the border with Spain.

  • Ponte de Lima is Portugal’s oldest town, with a beautiful historic center to visit.

  • Sintra, a UNESCO heritage site, is a popular day trip from Lisbon.

  • How big is Portugal? See it on a map overlaid upon a map of the United States and find out population and other statistics about Portugal.

  • Travel guide to Guimarães in the Norte region of Portugal, Portugal’s first capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved medieval center.

  • The Norte region of Portugal has a unique wine called Vinho dos Mortos, wine of the dead. Make the pilgrimage, then continue the itinerary to the border town of Chaves.

  • Visit Portugal’s most photographed church outside of the town of Braga in the north of Portugal.