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Fado: The Love That Remains

She is sobbing. Her face contorts every which way, and for a second, I think she might throw herself on the ground. She begins with a low rumble, a wounded cry of sorts, but...
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Instagram Spotlight: Clara Ferrand (@clarafotomania)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Clara Ferrand (@clarafotomania) takes us to the locations that have inspired her landscape photos,...

Guide to the Best of Porto

While Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, has been a popular vacation spot for some time, tourists have recently started venturing farther north to the country’s next hit destination: the city of Porto. Known for its world-famous...

From Lisbon, By the Sea: A Q&A with Teresa Freitas

Teresa Freitas is a Portuguese photographer whose Instagram feed features imaginative subjects and a wonderland of colors, all while revealing her love for flowers and the ocean. We recently caught up with Teresa to...

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...

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