Test Drive: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

Behind the wheel of the all-new sportscar in Portugal’s Algarve region

All-new and set to be the brand’s top-selling model, the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is potentially the most important car Aston has made yet. That wouldn’t be anything new for Vantage; the nameplate is the British sportscar maker’s best-selling model ever, and the new Vantage (not merely updated, or refreshed) is sure to carry on that torch. There’s a new guard in Gaydon, England, and …

Word of Mouth: Sintra, Portugal

Laid-back but luxurious, this seaside town offers some of the best views, food and pampering in the country

Staring out across the Atlantic from the westernmost point of Europe is a surreal experience only situationists can appreciate. Inspired by philosopher Guy Debord’s 1950s artistic movement drive, we set off for a three-day escape in Portugals verdant, moody and culinarily phenomenal Sintra region. Removed from city life, Sintra-Cascais national park is a granite massif of enchanted forests dotted with castles, palaces and country estates …

Word of Mouth: Lisbon

A bevy of new art, design and cultural enclaves embodying the Portuguese capital

From ritzy new gin-focused resto-bars to a rebirth of artisanal Portuguese craftwork in its truest form, plus endless music, fashion and design, there’s plenty to satisfy visitors to Lisbon. Its safe to say the city is rebounding from the depths of economic despair. With help from local taste-makersAntnio Querido of SeaMe and Daniel Kisluk of Village Underground Lisboa, among otherswe were led past tourist-heavy passages …

Best of CH 2014: Travel

From Tokyo's skyscrapers to the Blue Ridge Mountains, a look at 10 of our favorite travel stories from 2014

Travel serves as one of the greatest sources of new ideas, perspectives and creative inspiration. Over 2014, the CH team was lucky to have ventured around the world to renowned and remote destinations alike. Adventure remained a constant theme throughout the year, which saw us taking in a tiny music festival in the Faroe Islands, speeding across the world’s largest sand desert in Saudi Arabia …

Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal

Treehouse accommodation and mineral-rich thermal springs at this eco-minded destination

As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal’s bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere and verdant landscapes take precedent over late-night parties and scorching treks through urban climates. This is exactly what we found on an impromptu journey …