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Madeira: The next big place to go in Portugal

Madeira Island

Madeira is a semi-tropical island rising from sea level to over 6,000 feet. Its steep pitch gives the island six distinct climate zones. The ancient Laurissilva cloud forest at the highest elevations is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, 2/3rds of Madeira is conservation land. It has mountain plains, valleys, high peaks, streams, rocky coastlines, and tidal…

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Escape to Portugal’s Azores this Winter

Azores

AzoresGetaways.com is offering an off-grid travel deal: a week-long trip to Portugal’s exotic islands — the Azores — for under $600 (accommodations + airfare included!). The Azores, an under-the-radar archipelago cluster of nine stunning, exotic and rugged islands of the autonomous region of Portugal, are under a four-hour direct flight from the East Coast (Boston, with new JFK flights just…

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IBEROSTAR Lisboa Opens in Portugal

IBEROSTAR Lisboa guestroom

IBEROSTAR Lisboa offers a 5-star experience in the heart of the city, and it’s the Majorcan hotel chain’s seventh urban accommodation option. The hotel, designed by the Capinha Lopes studio, has a modern, contemporary and sophisticated architecture that harmonizes with the surrounding urban space and light. Situated in Baixa, one of Lisbon’s business and shopping hubs, IBEROSTAR Lisboa stands behind…

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Six Senses Douro Valley Launches Presidential Train Package

UNESCO World Heritage River Douro

Imagine turning back the clock to a more relaxed era in which to reconnect and rejuvenate while the extraordinary natural beauty of the Douro Valley rolls gently past. Six Senses is extending its inspired take on amazing experiences to offer a small series of exclusive trips on board the crown jewel of Portugal’s railway – the Presidential Train. The train…

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