Fado’s heartfelt strains infuse Portuguese life

The wistful working people’s music traces its roots to class struggles, but is now widely embraced – and is a soundtrack for everything, including haircuts

Fado’s heartfelt strains infuse Portuguese life

The wistful working people’s music traces its roots to class struggles, but is now widely embraced – and is a soundtrack for everything, including haircuts

The Algarve: Portugal’s magnificent beach of a south coast

Imagine golden sand, 25C with a blue sky in May, and the cleanest blue-green ocean you’ve ever seen. Add boardwalks stretching for kilometres and fabulous food

The Algarve: Portugal’s magnificent beach of a south coast

Imagine golden sand, 25C with a blue sky in May, and the cleanest blue-green ocean you’ve ever seen. Add boardwalks stretching for kilometres and fabulous food

Obnoxious waiter didn’t spoil our Lisbon lunch

An over-eager cafe waiter in Lisbon trying to up sell us on what we should have for lunch didn't stop us from enjoying a satisfying meal

Obnoxious waiter didn’t spoil our Lisbon lunch

An over-eager cafe waiter in Lisbon trying to up sell us on what we should have for lunch didn’t stop us from enjoying a satisfying meal

Lisbon, Portugal a travel bargain

Portugal is not always on major tourist routes, but there is plenty to see there, especially in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal a travel bargain

TRAVEL: Portugal is not always on major tourist routes, but there is plenty to see there, especially in Lisbon

Sintra, Portugal, simply magical

Sintra is one of those places where there is so much packed in that you'll say to yourself: "Wow! How come I never knew about this before?"

Sintra, Portugal, simply magical

TRAVEL : Sintra is one of those places where there is so much packed in that you’ll say to yourself: “Wow! How come I never knew about this before?”

Ericeira one of Europe’s top surf spots

It’s hard to think of a better place to vacation than Portugal for a mix of culture, adventure and pure relaxation

Ericeira one of Europe’s top surf spots

TRAVEL: It’s hard to think of a better place to vacation than Portugal for a mix of culture, adventure and pure relaxation