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 …

Word of Mouth: Porto

Vintage furniture, vegetarian fare, obscure records and everything in between in Portugal's northern metropolis

Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-stylearchitectural structures and seven river-expanding bridgesnot to mention its renowned wine culture. The city evokes an industrial-hip vibe supported by a vibrant nightlife and thriving music and art scenes. Lifting its head out of economic despair, Porto (like its familial city of Lisbon) has experienced a …