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Tourists are flooding to Portugal for the food and wine

According to Portugal’s National Institute of Statistics, 68 percent of American visitors traveling to Portugal include gastronomy and wine tastings in their plans, and their numbers are growing dramatically. In 2016, 390,000 Americans visited Portugal; last year, 685,000 did. Tourism officials expect 822,000 this year. TAP, Portugal’s national airline, now offers daily flights to Lisbon from JFK, and from Newark to Porto twice a week and Newark to Lisbon five days a week.

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Looks like Portugal is on the raise as a tourist and retirement destination.

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Veneto Region of Northern Italy: Tourist Map with Cities

The Veneto is a gem of a region in the northeast corner of Italy. Bound on the west by Lake Garda, on the north by the Dolomite Mountains and on the east by the Adriatic Sea, the landscape of the Veneto is rich and varied. From the grandeur of crumbly old Venice to the medieval flavor of Bassano del Grappa, and on to Belluno, a striking town that’s a gateway for visiting the Dolomites, the Veneto makes a fascinating region to explore.

I love Italy.

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Off the beaten track: 14 best kept travel secrets in Spain

Spain has so much to see off the beaten track so why not take the road less travelled and discover a few hidden gems?
Spain can boast a great deal of Unesco World Heritage sites, and several of them have recently made it onto Lonely Planet’s top 500 things to see in the world. But why take the road everybody else is taking when Spain has so many unsung beauties to offer? You’ve already seen the Alhambra and the Sagrada Familia – now it’s time to take your sightseeing to the next level.

The Burgos Cathedral looks amazing.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse.

The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The jarWife and I are planning to be in Missouri for the show.

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Why Neapolitan Pasta May Be the Best Pasta in the World

Naples is definitely on our bucket list. For the pizza and now for the pasta.

Everybody knows that Naples has the best pizza in the world, but it’s a lesser known fact that Neapolitan cuisine is more than just pizza pies. Naples’ food surprises await in every nook and cranny of its gloriously grungy, graffiti-decorated cobblestone alleys. The food fun starts with fried street treats and ends with flaky sfogliatella pastries. We love all of the food in this authentic Italian city, but Neopolitan pasta holds a special place in our hearts

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