Sometimes a vacation turns into a STAYcation. As in “I’m stayin’ here!”
Whether you’re retiring to a change of pace, a digital nomad seeking a beachy new place to pitch your cyber-tent, or you’re just running from the law for a crime you didn’t commit, Portugal may be home to the New You you’ve been looking for.
Before — and especially during — Covid, adventure-seekers from America, England, Ireland, Norway, Italy and a host of other countries decided to ditch their long-time homes and relocate to this idyllic, sunny wonderland at the western edge of Europe. And though real estate prices have gone up, the cost of living is still low, which means … it’s not too late for you to get a new permanent address.
Temperate, culturally diverse and a cheap flight to virtually everywhere else in Europe, Portugal is one of the easiest countries in which to gain citizenship and a whole new life, just like the guest on this week’s episode of A Fork on the Road, Lisbon’s ex-pat Liz.
In 99, Liz walks us through the top 10 reasons to move to Portugal. After 50 years in America and 30 years of research, Liz finally left Los Angeles to set up her new home in a bustling resort town in the south of Portugal. She explains the paperwork, the various cities that are popular with ex-pats, shopping, making new friends, dating and how the food is “Different. Not different bad, but different.”
Hosts Mark and Yeni go deep inside the Masonic Castle at Sintra and dash around the vibrant colonial city of Lisbon on a wild vespa ride during their time staying at the boutique Alma Lusa hotel in the center of the city.
Liz dishes on the drinking habits of British ex-pats (excessive) and the Portugal palate (bland-ish) while Mark and Yeni revel in their neighborhood food tour that included pastel de nata from Timeout Market Lisboa, a food hall with more meat than Gold’s Gym on a Friday night.
Links, insights and Liz’s inspiring story of courage make this an episode you want to watch over and over … as you fly over the ocean en route to your new home.
— Mark DeCarlo and Yeni Alvarez, A Fork on the Road
The Islands of Tahiti are among the most beautiful and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The endless images of overwater bungalows with Bora Bora’s majestic peak towering over waters of every shade of blue have an intrinsic pull. But with 118 islands and atolls to explore, there is so much more to this spectacular region of the Pacific.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Corsica with steep, gray cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean and sandy beaches attracting summer visitors, is a French-governed island sometimes confused with Sardinia and Sicily, Italian islands to the south. Fortunately, all three islands share the same love for good wine, food and sun-splashed beaches.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
If you’re ready to do a little holiday catch-up with your besties, make a beeline for Conrad New York Downtown. The lobby metamorphosed into a holiday forest of heavenly scented, decorated Virginia Spruce trees. Make your first stop ATRIO Barista Station in the lobby for a complimentary hot spiced apple cider (until Dec. 3) or hot chocolate (Dec. 22–24).