As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.
A hotel revolution is taking place in Portugal's countryside. We visited three luxury properties there, in the Douro Valley, the Alentejo and Comporta.
On a recent spring visit to Lisbon, we checked out a few intimate hotels, each promising historical resonance, contemporary flair and five-star accommodations.
Portuguese cuisine is hearty, honest and delicious. On a recent trip to Lisbon, we had a number of dining experiences worth sharing. Here are six.
The greatest pleasure of shopping in Lisbon is that the big brands haven't taken over the retail scene, allowing independent local talent to shine.
Portugal's second city is famed for its well-preserved medieval core, baroque churches and graceful bridges, but it's also a hub of contemporary architecture.
Porto's fine-dining scene lacks the kaleidoscope of options you'll find in Lisbon, but it's catching up. Here are a few places we enjoyed during a recent visit.
On a recent visit, we scoped out intimate hotel options in Lisbon and traveled to the countryside to investigate new properties there.
Described as Portugal's "chicest beach retreat," Comporta is a sophisticated escape near Lisbon. Here's how to spend a perfect day there.
Of all the Hideaway Report articles we published this year, readers found these 10 -- about Italy, Morocco, Japan and more -- to be their favorites.
Portugal's capital has more than its fair share of independent jewel-box shops set in beautiful historic buildings. These are my favorite things to bring home.
With 150 Portuguese wines and a friendly, knowledgeable host, the rustic Winebar do Castelo, in the Alfama, proved quite the surprise.
Amid the cork groves of the Setúbal Peninsula is a newly renovated 17th-century estate house: Hotel Casa Palmela. Here is a look inside.
One of Portugal’s most exciting wineries, Villa Oeiras, is close to Lisbon, and Mr. Harper highly recommends a private tour.
Lisbon's many hills have allowed the city to create numerous miradouros, or viewpoints, around its center, which offer stupendous vistas.
Numerous stores in Lisbon sell azulejos, both hand-painted and factory-made. Here is a selection of the best places to purchase the tiles.
Watch Mr. Harper's video from Lisbon, where he stayed at a number of smart new heritage hotels.
Fado is Portugal’s great contribution to music. While in Lisbon, we tried two contrasting but equally memorable venues.
One of the loveliest wine regions in Portugal is Setúbal, less than an hour south of central Lisbon.
Wine lovers should consider a visit to the Setúbal Peninsula, home to several wineries, gently rolling vineyards and a dramatic coastline.
Lisbon has a wealth of attractions, so it's important to be strategic. Here are some hints on how to get the most out of the city's points of interest.
It is a delight to stroll through the neighborhoods of Lisbon's historic center. This fall, I stayed in a number of smart new heritage hotels there.
Lisbon is exploding with exciting restaurants helmed by chefs who riff on Portuguese tradition without being bound by it.
Mr. Harper discovered two new luxury boutique hotels in Lisbon and one newly refurbished Palm Springs hideaway with Hollywood roots.
Despite the increase in tourism, the distinctive character of Lisbon remains strong. Amid the historic neighborhoods, we discovered several new hotels.
Travel advisor Victoria Wykoff just got back from Portugal and Spain and declared it a "bucket list trip," because it really should be on everyone's list.
The popularity of river cruises seems to be increasing exponentially, with new boats on the rivers of France, Botswana and the Amazon.
Discovering what wine you like or what pairs well with your meal can be a challenging—and expensive—adventure.
Mr. Harper reports on travel news from around the world including Little Dix, Six Senses Duoro Valley's opening, new Bali resorts and trekking in Peru.
Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top hotels in Europe selected.