If you are a keen bird watcher, there aren’t many better destinations than Portugal. The small country packs in around 100 different spots where you can see all kinds of birds.
One of the most famous places is the Peneda-Geres National Park, near the northern border with Spain. Watch out for Peregrine Falcons, European Honey Buzzards and Common Whitethroats dotted around the mountains, marshland and forests of the park.
Another spot in northern Portugal is Montesinho Natural Park in the Tras-Os-Montes region. Check out the Vinhais Biology Park, where you can spot Golden Eagles among other birds, as well as deer, wolves and wild boar.
On the eastern border with Spain lies the International Tagus Natural Park, home to around 150 bird species including eagles, vultures and warblers. You can get around on foot or by canoeing.
Closer to Lisbon is the Sado Estuary, around an hour south of the capital city. You will find herons and ospreys as well as more than 100 other species, plus there are great beaches and opportunities to see dolphins.
Another alternative is the Serra de Estrela, the highest mountain range in Portugal. Due to changeable weather conditions, it’s best to avoid the winter months.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.