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Farol Hotel, Cascais, Portugal

The impressively restored, 19th-century oceanfront villa was the Count of Cabral Costa family’s retreat before it was transformed into the luxury boutique Farol Hotel. Located just outside the Historic Center, it’s next to the Lighthouse Museum and within a short walk or bike ride to the marina, the Citadel Art Center and Museum Condes de […]

TAP Air Portugal Executive Class

By Kimberly Krol I was lucky to be onboard TAP Air Portugal’s first flight from San Francisco to Lisbon, the first-ever route directly connecting the U.S. West Coast to Portugal. I enjoyed the fanfare at the gate, which included Portuguese cuisine, a cake, a fado singer and speeches. You could feel the buzz and excitement in […]

Obidos, Portugal, for the Family

The small town of Obidos, Portugal, with its Medieval architecture and rich history, makes for an interesting side trip for your family when visiting nearby Lisbon. The city’s compact size makes it easy to see in just a day or two, but, once you enjoy its enchanting charm, you might just decide to stay longer. […]

Getting to Portugal

International flights are never totally stress-free. Whether you’re flying economy, business or first, it seems there is always a kernel of uncertainty waiting just below the surface. Transcontinental travel, then, feels all the more intense. Portugal is filled with things for the entire family to enjoy. From family-focused hotels to entire cities packed with activities, […]

Campo de Ourique: A Neighborhood Worth Watching

One of the best things about Portugal’s capital is the reach and user-friendliness of its public transportation system. This includes Tram 28, which winds and weaves its way from Martim Moniz though Graca, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela to its last stop on the edge of the residential Campo de Ourique neighborhood. Campo de Ourique evolved into […]

Adventures in the Algarve

The Algarve, on Portugal’s southernmost coast, is one of Europe’s most appealing — and least costly — beach and golf destinations. The region offers 150 miles of coastline and countless communities — from ancient Moorish fishing villages to dense, 1970s-era seaside high-rises, to glamorous golf resorts among more than 500 hotels for every taste and […]