São Miguel, Azores: Guide to Portugal’s Best Kept Secret
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São Miguel, Azores: Guide to Portugal’s Best Kept Secret

The Azores are basically the love child of Ireland and Hawaii, with a Portuguese accent. This archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic has volcanoes shooting out of the sea, fishing villages perched on sheer cliffs, calderas nurturing exotic forests, and centuries-old architecture layering on the charm. Each of the nine volcanic islands are unique,…

Sintra, Portugal: 1,000 Years of History in 1 Day
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Sintra, Portugal: 1,000 Years of History in 1 Day

Set high in the mountains, just 20 miles from the capital with cool temps and views to the ocean, Sintra has always been in fashion. From the Moors to medieval royalty to the European jet-set, people have flocked to this seductive locale for more than a millennium. Each group left their stylistic mark, from foreboding…