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InterContinental Lisbon, Portugal

by Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maria Cunha is the Clefs d’Or Head Concierge at the InterContinental Lisbon, in the capital of Portugal. The hotel is just a short walk from the upmarket Avenida da Liberdade boulevard and its rooms and suites offer views over Eduardo VII park and Lisbon’s historic old town. Maria, who has held the role since 1985, says she “had the privilege of being ...

Don’t you just love blind faith?

by Thursday, January 4, 2018

Don't you just love blind faith? Whether you're a travel reporter or a Fresh Farmer, just add a bit of gusto and blind faith will propel us through 2018! I’ve no idea what’s around the next corner this year. (Lots of cruising for my new book, I hope!) So, whatever my next ‘journey to come’, I can’t wait to share it with you. Of course, ...

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

by Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Marlene Andrade is the Guest Experience Manager at Portugal's Six Senses Douro Valley, a UNESCO-world-heritage-listed wine region which is also the oldest, demarcated wine region in the world. The luxury resort is a 75-minute drive from Oporto international airport and a leisurely four-hour drive from Lisbon, the capital. The resort is housed within a renovated, 19th-Century manor house, set high on ...

Lisbon, Portugal

by Monday, November 6, 2017

Guest Traveller Simon Robinson hosts murder-mystery dinner shows through his company Bare Elements Productions in Melbourne and Sydney. In the month of August, during the height of the Northern summer, Simon travelled with a friend to Portugal's capital, Lisbon. They saw the sights, imbibed some local delights, and discovered many of the reasons Lisbon is on Europe's hottest-destinations ...