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How to Eat Like a Top Chef in Madrid

Madrid is a magnificent city for dining, from family-run tapas bars to fancy hotels.<p>Here are a few places I tried this month on a flying visit - my …

Comporta: Why Portugal's low-key celebrity haunt is the perfect antidote to the Algarve

Toes in the sand and caipirinha in hand, I watched the jaw-dropping sunset paint the Atlantic pink and gold as the DJ mixed up tropical house.<p>It was …

European Travel

Where to Stay in Lisbon, Portugal (For Every Budget) - Taylor's Tracks

Lisbon, a city that is an absolute must-visit on any Portugal trip is a sprawling city with many districts that makes it hard to decide where to stay …

European Travel

Mexican Chorizo Burger

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the serrano salsa: Toss together onion, lime juice, salt, and serrano in a bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Immediately before …

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

The 12 best books about Portugal

Newer offerings<p><b>Pereira Maintains</b> (1) by the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi (Canongate), first published in English in 1995 and now available again, tells of the political awakening of an unworldly contributor to a Lisbon newspaper in the late 1930s, when gangs loyal to the dictator António Salazar …

A guide to Portugal’s Alentejo region, home of Europe’s finest beaches

Forget Ibiza. Forget the Riviera. In fact, forget the Med altogether. Portugal’s Alentejo region is lined with glorious beaches – but not many people seem to know about them<p>It’s 7pm on a balmy Saturday night in June, and I have just ordered my first Sagres beer in I Cervejaria, a restaurant in …

The Eater Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon eats well and looks good doing it. The city is a wonderland of narrow cobblestone streets, opulent tiled buildings, vintage yellow trams, and stunning views at every (hilly) turn. Ornate kiosks provision local parks with drinks and snacks, neighborhood <i>past</i><i>e</i><i>larias</i> serve classic sweets made by …

15 Things You Need To Know About Visiting Sintra In Portugal

Sintra is a Portuguese gem! It’s easily one of the most beautiful places you can (and should) visit in all of Portugal and certainly packs some punch …

European Travel

Ponte de Lima, Portugal Travel Guide

Named after its Roman/Medieval bridge, which still carries automotive traffic, Ponte de Lima is one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal's …

Portugal is a foodie's dream - both in the city and the countryside

It’s gridlock – but not as you know it. The car is brought to a stand-still in the northern mountains of Portugal, surrounded by goats. Hundreds of …

Lisbon's best restaurants and bars

'I was born here, and although I packed my bags and set out to travel the world when I was 19 years old, the city is still my heart's home. It's a …

My 4 Favorite Restaurants in Portugal

It’s always a treat to try some famous higher end restaurants when you travel. I’ll admit to not always taking the opportunity to do this. And of …

European Travel

Portugal has something for everyone. Here are 7 of its best regions to visit | travel

A mild climate with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, 850 km of fabulous beaches and a valuable heritage; these are just some of the things …

9 Best Small Towns in Portugal

While Lisbon and Porto are often the starting point for most tourists heading to Portugal, it’s worth branching out to experience all the country has …

How to Get Between Lisbon Airport and City Center

If you’re arriving in Portugal on an international flight, there’s a good chance you’ll land at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport. It’s not …

How Not to Eat in Lisbon

Finding Lisbon RestaurantsWhere Locals EatBreathless, sweaty and most definitely ready for food, I pushed open the glass door and stumbled …

Why the Very Best of Portugal Is Found Beyond Lisbon

Over the last few years, Portugal has become a top travel destination, people from around the world falling in love with its architecture, cuisine, …

Minimalist Photography by Kevin Krautgartner

Places and moments with uncanny minimalism captured by Kevin Krautgartner.<p>Kevin Krautgartner is an award-winning fine art, architecture, and …

Photography

Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho with Lime Crema

Prepare a high charcoal or gas grill fire. In a small bowl, combine 1 Tbs. of the oil with the chipotle powder. Brush the watermelon slices with the …

Recipes

Octopus with Potatoes and Chorizo

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine wine, onions, rosemary, bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of the salt, and 4½ quarts of the water in a large stockpot over high; …

Recipes

Tuscany's Val d'Orcia Travel Guide

Home to some of Italy’s best wine and food, the idyllic community boasts a new crop of enticing restaurants, smart shops, and country-chic retreats<p>View Slideshow<p>Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia may well be the most perfect slice of the most perfect part of Italy. Lying just south of Siena, this ancient valley …

Spaghetti alle cipolle rosse e alici (Spaghetti with Red Onions and Anchovies)

What would the world be without onions? Along with their close cousins garlic and shallots, they seem to make their way into just about every savory …

Tale of Two Spritzes: Aperol Spritz and Campari Spritz

Summer is coming to a close and the temperatures around here are already getting downright chilly. But it’s not too late to enjoy two iconic …

Curry Goat

For the marinade: Mix the soy sauce, curry powder, garlic, basil, crushed pepper, oregano and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the goat to the bowl …

Garlic

• 1 cup uncooked Fusilli (or any pasta of your choice)<br>• 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil<br>• 2 cloves of garlic – minced<br>• 1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence (or any herbs of your choice)<br>• 1 teaspoon salt (for boiling pasta)<br>• 1-2 pinches Sea salt, adjust per your taste preference<br>• 2-3 pinches Crushed black pepper, …

Recipes

Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

• Season the steak well with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour or refrigerate uncovered for up to 48 hours. Meanwhile, …

BBQ

A Guide to Portuguese Sandwiches

Don’t leave Portugal without trying at least one of these delicious sandwiches, or let this serve as a lunch guide as you snack your way through the …

Sandwiches

This Camera Crushes Your Phone---and Still Fits in Your Pocket

It’s nice to finally be done with the “Can you really take good pictures with your phone?” debate, isn’t it? Most high-end smartphones from recent years take excellent photos suitable for everything from posting on Instagram to printing on billboards. Steven Soderbergh shot an entire movie with an …

Mobile Photography

Why the RICOH GR II is the Best Street Photography Camera

I’ve shot with all the cameras in the world, and I can easily say that the RICOH GR II is the best camera for street photography. Why? Let me …

Street Photography