With dramatic cliffs that hug the Atlantic coastline, Portugal constitutes the southwestern most tip of Europe. A prime position for sunset viewing, for sure, but also a sliver of land that offers rich culture (and equally rich cuisine), stunning scenery, genuinely nice people and equally important, extreme value.
No island hopping here, we chose Maui for an eight-day excursion and took our time traveling the island. We spent time in Wailea, Hana and Lahaina and appreciated each for surprisingly different reasons. Find out which we wish we'd stayed at longer, and what can't-miss stops you need to include on your own visit.
A 90-minute flight away, New York holds all the glamour and grime that you expect of a mega metropolis. Whether you prefer to be sandwiched among the skyscrapers or soaking up the springtime blooms in city parks, there's a version of NYC that won't disappoint. In 72 hours, we did our best to fit in a bit of everything. It worked.
There are a million ways to see Alaska, but here's a good start that will showcase both the coast and the interior - ahem, Mount Denali - in an easy-to-swallow week long itinerary. Read on to find out which stop we recommend skipping, and which excursion goes down in the books as a once-in-a-lifetime splurge that's worth every penny.
You don't need to leave North America to find one of the world's remote four corners. Canada's Newfoundland is rich in culture, scenery and adventure, catering to thrill seekers and luxury travelers alike, as we discovered in our week-long summer vacation.