There are plenty of trails for keen hikers to explore in Portugal, including some spectacular long-distance routes.
Chief among them is the Rota Vicentina, a 450-kilometer trail along the southwest coast. Check out the incredible cliffs at Cabo de Sao Vicente on the southern tip, and then work your way up north. Go inland on the so-called Historical Way or try the Fisherman’s Trail along the coast.
The Parque Nacional de Penada-Geres is the only such park in Portugal, situated in the northwest of the country. Check out the viewpoint at Pedra Bela or try the four-hour Trilho da Cidade da Calcedonia trail.
Found in one of the most isolated parts of the country, the Montesinho Natural Park feels like a real wilderness. You might not even see any other hikers as you explore the many trails.
Slightly busier, the trails in the southern Algarve region allow hikers to combine their exercise with some relaxing time on the beach. It’s a popular destination for travelers of all stripes, but serious hikers can tackle the 300-kilometer Via Algarviana.
The island of Madeira is another popular hiking destination thanks to its spectacularly jagged volcanic peaks. Try the trails around Pico Ruivo to appreciate the unique geography of the island.
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.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
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.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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.