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When the editors of Condé Nast Traveler voted on the best 'destinations for the world today' they came up with a unique list of just nine places. Only three were in Europe, and one of them was a relative newcomer to the world stage: Portugal’s Alentejo. The Alentejo is the perfect off the beaten path destination that is more than worth the journey. It is like nowhere else. Read more →


The Portuguese Government yesterday announced that travel to and from the United States is still allowed.  The statement by the Ministries of Health, Internal Administration, Foreign Affairs, Defense, Infrastructure and Housing was made on Tuesday in an official dispatch by the Portuguese Government. Read more →


For those who know the magic of Portugal, it will come as no surprise that hidden in its southern most part lies Beja, an undiscovered jewel that once was the setting for the greatest love story ever told. There, a young twenty-six-year-old nun, the daughter of a rich nobleman met, fell in love and was abandoned by a French officer.  Her passionate letters to him published in 1669 took Paris by storm and incited a crucial turn in world literature that inspired generations of artists including Braque, Modigliani and Elizabeth Barret Browning.  Built on the highest hill in the Alentejo, Beja still holds the same appeal.  Read more →


Portugal has topped many cultural hot list recently, and it is no surprise. Portugal was one of Artisans of Leisure's mostfrequently booked destinations in Europe.  In addition to two key reasons--great value and an increasing number of luxury hotel options--are Portugal's impressive culture, incredibly rich history, excellent food andwine, high-quality traditional crafts, and great modern design. Add to that newand renovated venues and you have news that is fit to frame. Read more →


About midway between the east coast of the United States and mainland Portugal sits the Azores, a collection of nine islands scattered over several hundred nautical miles. The closest point to Europe from the United States, the Azores were once the one-and-only stopping-off point for ocean voyagers traveling between the two continents.  Today, the Azores are an autonomous region of Portugal, even though they are more than 800 miles west of Portugal’s mainland. A direct flight from Boston to the Azores takes about four hourS. Read more →