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12 Incredible Beach Destinations in Europe For Any Kind of Traveller

Europe's best beach destinations include culinary coastal city breaks, lazy-day beach lounging, and active trails along scenic shorelines. Here's some seaside inspiration for your next trip.
Views around Hamnoy, Moskenesøya, in Norway's Lofoten Islands
Ana Martins inspects her cherry trees in Fundão, Central Portugal
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The Flavours of Fundão, Portugal’s Creative Cherry Capital 

Fundão and Castelo Novo are true hinterland hideaways, with historic castles, cherries, vineyards, blossoms, and boutique stays aplenty.
Beautiful Madeira
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15 of the Best Places To Visit in February in Europe: Sun, Skiing, Valentine’s & Carnival

February in Europe offers plenty: carnivals, Valentine's Day getaways, ski and snow adventures, half-term winter sun and the northern lights — here are the best places to head for something special.
The Kazbegi region of Georgia
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15 of the Best Places To Visit in January in Europe: Skiing, Snow, Sun & City Breaks

From winter sun and relaxing spa breaks to start-of-year adventures chasing the northern lights or ski slopes, these are some of the best European destinations to visit in January.
Waking up to views like this in Tajikistan was magical
Wildlife penguin island
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5 Epic Island Escapes for Wildlife and Adventure

From geothermal whale hot spots to remote archipelagos of ice, penguins and puffins, these wild isles are ripe for adventure.
The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is one of the best things to do in the Algarve
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Best Places To Visit in the Algarve: Things To Do and Top Attractions

The best things to do in the Algarve range from idyllic islands and castle-crowned towns, to epic beach hikes and mountain spa-town trails.
The Azores are the Atlantics' best adventure
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Best Things To Do in the Azores for Adventures and Relaxation

Whether you want to walk through lava tubes, summit Portugal’s highest peak, surf Atlantic swell, or embrace epic hikes – these are the best things to do in the Azores.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
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15 Underrated Cities in Europe You Should Visit

These underrated places deserve much more attention, so why do they remain some of the most underrated cities in Europe?
Porto Food Guide
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Porto on a Plate: A Gourmand’s Guide to Portugal’s Second City

Porto's food scene is world-class, with Michelin chefs and traditional restaurants serving up delicious dishes. Here's what to not to miss.
Landing in Lisbon with TAP Portugal
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Visit Portugal With a Free TAP Stopover in Lisbon or Porto + Taste Celebrated Chefs’ Dishes Onboard

Spend a few days in Lisbon or Porto in Portugal using the TAP Stopover programme when flying between Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
Algarve accommodation
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Algarve Hidden Gems: My 20 Favourite Offbeat Algarve Spots and Beaches

Discover my pick of the best Algarve hidden gems. Whitewashed villages, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and 'secret Algarve' waterfalls.
Estoi Palace
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Unusual Places To Stay In the Algarve: Boutique Hotels and Unique Sleeps

From boutique hotels and house boats, yoga retreats and glamping, these special and unusual places to stay in the Algarve are dreamy.
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The village of Ponto do Sol in Madeira, with green hills and a small bay for swimming
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15 Best Places To Visit in Europe in Winter: Warmest Spots and Winter Wonderlands

From winter wonderlands to the warmest spots, these are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter.
Populaer tourist sights like Obidos were basically empty when I visited in June
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Portugal Coronavirus travel restrictions 2022

What is travelling in Portugal like in 2021? As a local, I've been on a few trips now and kept up on the Portugal coronavirus news and rules.
A stopover in Porto is never a bad idea
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How To Spend a Long Weekend in Porto (and The Douro Valley)

Pack a punch into your Porto city break with award-winning chefs, palaces, gardens, museums, wine tastings, and more in just three days.
The traditional thatched houses of Santana, a pointed triangle shaped house with colourful blue and red windows and flowers outside
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Madeira in photos: 40 postcards from Portugal’s island of eternal spring

Photos of Madeira will quickly make you fall in love with this dreamy destination, an island of Portugal full of nature!