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Editor’s Blog: How the Portuguese Term “Saudade” Relates to Travel

There’s a Portuguese word I became quite obsessed with a few years ago when I read it while researching Lisbon and the fado music genre that originated there in the early 1800s. That word is...

Explore Lisbon’s Lesser-Known Museums

Lisbon is home to a host of museums, albeit some are a bit different than the ones you might find in other major European cities. From properties dedicated to money, electricity, and trams, to...

How to Spend a Day in Lisbon

Lisbon — the gorgeous coastal city on the Tagus Estuary — has attracted visitors to its colorful streets for centuries. Whether you only have 24 hours in the Portuguese capital or are just searching...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Lisbon

Anyone can rattle off a list of fun facts, such as the total population of a city or its local currency, after a quick search on Wikipedia. But what truly informs the character of...

9 Tips For Exploring Alfama

Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood is also its most well-known and picturesque. Stretching from the banks of the Tagus River to São Jorge Castle on top of one of the city’s famous seven hills, Alfama beckons...

Where to Find the Best Views in Lisbon

In a city known for its seven hills, it’s no wonder that the views are incredible. Lisbon’s rollicking landscape means that you can always climb higher to find another awe-inspiring miradouro. Here are just...

Instagrammer’s Guide to Lisbon

Let’s face it, this pastel-colored, Portuguese city by the sea is picture-perfect. Between its winding alleyways, beautiful viewpoints, intricate tilework, and lovely atmosphere, there’s just something about Lisbon that inspires photographers. If you’re heading...

A Foodie’s Guide to Lisbon

From breakfast to dinner and drinks to dessert, Lisbon is a food lover’s dream destination. Its coastal location guarantees fresh seafood in its restaurants and markets, and Portugal’s colonial past brought food from around...

Planning Your Trip to Lisbon

Lisbon is far more than just pastei de natas and azulejos; it’s a beautiful port city waiting to be explored. As the oldest city in Western Europe, Portugal’s capital is known for its attractive...