No border checkpoint – Salamanca Spain from Portugal’s Douro River on CroisiEurope cruise
Main square in Salamanca Spain

No border checkpoint – Salamanca Spain from Portugal’s Douro River on CroisiEurope cruise

By Eileen Ogintz SALAMANCA, Spain -- We are biking across an ancient Roman bridge – so old that it dates to the first century after Christ. Despite the chilly, wet…

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Porto: Booming city in Northern Portugal popular for river cruises
CroisiEurope river boats in Porto

Porto: Booming city in Northern Portugal popular for river cruises

This region has become so popular with Americans that TAP Air Portugal now has several non-stop flights a week from the USA and many daily flights from Lisbon which take under an hour

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Martinhal – Redefining Lodging for Discerning Families
Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel

Martinhal – Redefining Lodging for Discerning Families

At the Martinhal Cascais, there are bikes for adults and kids, including with training wheels, at the entrance and an extensive property where to ride. The dining room contains an area where kids can play, complete with a kid-sized kitchen. There is a spa and, of course, pool, and a large kids’ club where even babies are welcomed

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Lifestyle (and seafood) to admire – Cascais Portugal
Shellfish on display at Mar do Inferno restaurant

Lifestyle (and seafood) to admire – Cascais Portugal

Having time to enjoy life –- and those dual roles -- is a big part of the Portuguese lifestyle, those here tell us, even busy parents with dual-career households and making time for delicious long lunches is part of that.

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In Portugal: the Park and Palace of Pena is a story of romance and sorrow
Looking up at the monastery portion of the Palace of Pena

In Portugal: the Park and Palace of Pena is a story of romance and sorrow

All kings had palaces but none more famous or arresting with its mishmash of architecture styles than the Palace of Pena near Sintra, Portugal

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On a family vacation in Portugal
Shopping in Lisbon

On a family vacation in Portugal

Since 2010, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal have been providing family-friendly luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, facilities and activities to provide memorable holidays to family groups of all sizes and ages.

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