Category: Europe

Marriott Auditorium Hotel at the Madrid Airport is perfect for both a city stay and further afield trip

  We have been to Madrid dozens of times over the years and enjoyed a wide range of its hotels, from the high end to the most basic. It is such a well connected town with transit that it doesn’t much matter where you stay (unless you live for nightlife) in which case maybe you’ll …

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Stepping into the vineyards of an iconic Port: Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim

Sometimes the best travel experiences come from last minute decisions. After having spent the whole day touring, driving and having a wonderful lunch in Portugal’s spectacular Douro wine valley. We had tasted and savored wine and port to our heart’s content, so much so that it seemed best to be getting back to the city …

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An unforgettable food and wine pairing in Douro Portugal: Quinta de la Rosa Winery

Our recent trip to Portugal was an intentional discovery of the Douro wine region and in it we were blown away by the quality and culture of wines as well as the nature, restaurant and hotel scene that is flourishing all around it. 

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The Sheraton Porto: an amazing hotel with an unexpectedly fantastic spa

  After more than four visits we can say with confidence that Porto is one of the most underrated cities in all of Europe. It has a sense of identity, uniqueness and culture that is magnetic for discerning travelers. 

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