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  • Eating Local: What Fish to Order Where

    Chef Missy Robbins, of NYC's A Voce Madison, is an authority figure when it comes to all things pescatarian. So we asked her about the best local fish to order around the world.

    Posted by Kathleen Squires on September 12, 2012 at 10:31:05 AM EDT in Restaurants, Travel Tips
  • Sleek Mercy Hotel Debuts in Lisbon

    Portugal is so hot right now. With an increase in visitors, the country is riding a wave of new hotel openings in the last year alone. Add to those, the Mercy Hotel set to debut in Lisbon next month.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on August 23, 2012 at 11:25:48 AM EDT in Hotels, News
  • Walk the Rota Vicentina in Portugal's Algarve

    One of the best ways to discover a new place is on foot. And with Portugal's new Rota Vicentina, getting to know the stunning coast along The Algarve just got a whole lot easier.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on August 20, 2012 at 6:16:28 PM EDT in Travel Tips, Outdoors
  • River Cruise Lines Add New Portugal Trips on the Douro

    River cruising in Portugal's Douro River Valley—a delightful region comprised of old-world villages and vineyard-coated countryside—is booming, with next year's cruise calendar ramping up its offerings, courtesy of three major river cruse lines. AmaWaterways is debuting a duo of fresh itineraries and a new vessel; Viking River Cruises is making their first-ever foray into Portugal; and Portugal river cruise pioneer Uniworld is ensuring its firm foothold in the region with a shiny new ship.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 29, 2012 at 5:59:41 PM EST in Cruises, News
  • A Trio of New Wine-Themed Sailings

    We heard it through the grapevine: Catering to oenophiles is the latest trend on the high seas. A trio of cruise lines are pulling out all the stops to lure wine enthusiasts on deck, with newly launched wine-themed programs that feature plenty of wine experts on tap, viticulture-minded lectures, special vintage tastings, and more. And, of course, ports of call worthy of raising a glass to, in some of the world's top wine regions.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 15, 2012 at 5:46:38 PM EST in Cruises, News, Wine & Cocktails
  • Fodor's Go List: Top 21 Places to Go in 2012

    Trying to figure out where to take your big vacation this year? We've got you covered. Our curated list of buzzy destinations, emerging hotspots, places that offer great values, and locales with upcoming noteworthy events, is sure to inspire you to book a trip—fast.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 11, 2012 at 9:47:12 AM EST in Trip Ideas, New at Fodor's
  • Attention shopaholics: know what to buy in Portugal

    This is a country with a wealth of crafts—from superbly woven baskets to beautifully embroidered linens, to irresistible porcelain and pottery (you might want to pack your own bubble wrap and tape to get the latter home safely). Items made of cork, leather, and wood should make your list; so should port and other local wines.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 30, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Portugal: Plan to shop

    This is a country with a wealth of crafts—from superbly woven baskets to beautifully embroidered linens, to irresistible porcelain and pottery (you might want to pack your own Bubble Wrap and tape to get the latter home safely). Items made of cork, leather, and wood should make your list; so should port and other local wines. The fashion-design scene is thriving here as well: top names include Ana Salazar, Fátima Lopes, Maria Gambina, Manuel Alves, and José Manuel Gonçalves.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 31, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Portugal: Try to catch a fado show

    The word fado means fate, and, like the blues, fado songs are full of fatalism. The image of a black-shawled fadista, head thrown back, eyes closed with emotion, voice rising and falling with soulful song, is quintessentially Portuguese. Many casas de fado are also restaurants; some offer a mix of fado and folk-dancing shows.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 11, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • 9 Picturesque Towns in Europe: What Would You Add?

    Our editors recently chose the most picturesque towns in Europe, and the result was published in Fodor's Essential Europe. You can find our choices below—but we're never happy to let the discussion end there. We wanted to know what the travelers in our Europe forums had to say as well, so we asked them: did their favorites appear on our list? What would they add?

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 12, 2009 at 2:49:31 PM EDT in Tagged: alaska, luxembourg, Indiana, United Arab Emirates, Beirut, Conservation, hamptons, aspen

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