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[PHOTO: Jo Diaz] As mentioned in my first story in this series, Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments, I’ve entered into a process of learning right now… So welcome, especially if you’re learning some things, too, about Chile. This story is composed from the following: Research on other sites Viña Maquis Website My […]

Immersed in nature in Portugal's Alentejo

One of the trends expected to flourish in post-pandemic Europe is nature-focused travel, and it's easy to see why. Even when we can, not everyone will be comfortable jostling among other tourists in crowded cities and venues. One newish option for travelers seeking wide-open spaces is the Alqueva Lake district,...
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The Light Never Fades in Portugal’s Alentejo

Editor’s Note: We share travel destinations, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. If you look at Portugal’s Alentejo on a map, it has some clear borders: The Tejo River Valley to the North; The Atlantic to the West; Mountains, rivers and Spain to the East; Mountains to the South.

The Random Samples—7/16/2021

It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Sauvignon Two Ways, Chardonnay Any Day, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter. It has been just over a month...
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Alentejo: Portugal's Red Hot Wine Region

Most travelers to Portugal focus their sojourns on Lisbon or the star-studded Algarve, the 100 miles of sun-splashed southern coastline where dazzling limestone cliffs glance downward at chiseled rock arches with secluded grottoes for a beach holiday. Oenophiles flock to Porto, the nation's second-largest metropolitan area in the north, to...

8 Best Things to Do in Évora, Portugal

The Alentejo—the largest region in Portugal—covers over 30% of the country’s land mass, yet is populated by just 5% of the population. Though far less popular with expats than hotspots like Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, those who dwell here become fully immersed in the Portuguese culture. Defined by expansive fields of wildflowers and cork oak trees, this interior spread offers visitors rolling hills, medieval fortified villages, and the city of Évora.

MEO Sudoeste 2022

MEO Sudoeste settles into a coastal Portuguese town for a marathon five days of music. The festival brings in a varied array of artists with a strong emphasis on electronic and pop. For festival-goers the fabled Alentejo coast is nearby for swimming and exploration.
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The Best Bars in Faro, Portugal

There’s more to the capital of the Algarve than just an international airport. From sophisticated Portuguese wine bars to raucous Cuban-themed bars, these are the must-visit watering holes for your next visit to Faro. Most travellers skip Faro in favour of the coastline’s famous resorts, but don’t make the mistake...

Foz Beach, Almograve, Alentejo, Portugal By Paulo Bizarro

This photo was made at the end of the day, in October 2020. I had been walking in the trail that follows this part of the Alentejo coast, south of the village of Vila Nova de Milfontes. This part of the coast is characterized by sand dunes and secluded beaches surrounded by cliffs. I like to walk in this area outside of summer, because the weather is cooler, and the number of trekkers is considerably smaller. On this day, the weather was cold and windy, with spells of rain. But I feel this only adds to the wild character of this (still) preserved part of the country.
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A Perfect Long Weekend In The Historic Heart Of Portugal’s Alentejo

In recent years, the Alentejo has captured the world’s attention—an agricultural region that people like to compare to Tuscany, with dusty wide-open landscapes under epic skies that some have likened to African savannas. It’s also rich in history, and home to some of Portugal’s best wines and gastronomy. If I’ve...