“I ALWAYS SAY THAT WHEN YOU DRIVE through the highways of São Miguel, it’s like driving through a garden,” said Rui Medeiros, my guide from Sagres Vacations, a bespoke tour operator to Portugal. Rui was leading me through the São Miguel portion of my trip to the Azores. At this point of my Atlantic adventure, Rui drove our group to Sete Cidades, one of the island’s truly otherworldly destinations. On our way, bouquets of hydrangeas (blues, pinks, purples) still blooming in the middle of November flanked the road. Even Rui was flummoxed by how vibrant they looked despite winter looming just weeks away. Apparently in the Azores, gardens flourish well after you expect.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
SET ATOP SEVEN HILLS overlooking the Tagus River, Lisbon comprises peaks and valleys packed with ample opportunities for heart-capturing vistas and rousing after-sun activities. The Portuguese capital’s concentrated and well-connected central zones make it easy to zigzag across the city for a few hours of post-work amusement.