Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. Exploring this fascinating country, National Geographic Traveler: Portugal, 2nd Edition opens with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal's elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote Madeira Islands off the Atlantic coast, readers will discover each of the country's seven regions. Special detailed sidebars discuss such diverse topics as Portugal's famous wines and the sultry and soulful music known as Fado.
A hefty Travelwise section includes extensive lists of handpicked hotels and restaurants and insider tips on the best tours. With meticulous maps and lavish photography, this second edition of National Geographic Traveler: Portugal ensures an exciting and memorable trip. Completely updated and revised, with brand-new photographs, the second edition includes new experimential sidebars, insider tips from National Geographic experts and others, as well as a useful "charting your trip" section that helps you plot your upcoming trip to this beautiful country.
Fiona Dunlop's peripatetic life has led her from the Australian beaches of her birth to an upbringing in London, and jobs in Italy and Monte Carlo. She has written for numerous publications, and has authored travel guides to Portugal, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Costa Rica, and southern Africa. Dunlop visits Andalucia frequently to write in what she considers to be the optimum conditions, combining sol y sombra (sun and shade) with delectable tapas.
The award-winning National Geographic Traveler has been enhanced with engaging new features and a contemporary redesign. Each guide begins with an introduction that enables you to sample a bit of the culture, history, and attractions before you go and plan the trip based on your own interests and length of stay.
Immerse yourself in active, in-country "Experiences" and "Off-the-Beaten-Path Excursions" you won't find anywhere else.
Other new features, such as "Insider Tips" from National Geographic photographers, writers, and experts, and "Not-To-Be-Missed" lists ensure that each visit will be memorable.
The guides' design has been simplified, opened up, and enhanced with easy-to-read tinted sections. Gorgeous color photographs, high-quality maps, and the popular walking and driving tours are still highlights of our crisp, new look.