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Portugal: Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Lisbon

With a thriving art scene all of its own and a stunning harbour-side setting, the Cidadela Cascais is a must-stay on a visit to the capital of Portugal, says Lucy King

The world’s best surf spots for all seasons

Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton regularly catches swells over 40 feet high all over the world. Here are his top surf spots to visit throughout the year

Portugal: Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon

It’s all about location at this boutique number, not to mention the impressive art collection, standard-setting food and charming service. They’ll even arrange for you to explore Lisbon by motorbike. Lucy King hops on

Six of the best golf courses in Europe

Far from being a good walk spoiled, a world-class golf course can make a great holiday really go with a swing. Matthew Dunn, sports reporter for the Daily Express rounds up six of the finest in Europe

Portugal: Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Looking for luxury in the Algarve? With its dreamy spa, award-winning restaurant, tropical gardens and secluded beach, this seaside oasis has something for everyone, says Hannah Hudson

The new fashion capitals

As the world’s most stylish cities gear up for a month of SS16 fashion weeks, it’s easy to forget that London, New York, Milan and Paris aren’t the only destinations with serious fashion credentials. Lizzy Wilkinson scopes out four alternative cities that should be on any fashion lover’s radar

Portugal: The Yeatman Hotel, Porto

A wine hotel in the charming city of Porto… what’s not to like about The Yeatman? Angelina Villa-Clarke soaks it up

Street art in the Algarve

Step away from the golf course and beaches. The Algarve is fast becoming an unlikely hub for street art in Portugal

Lisbon: a tapas tour with Nuno Mendes and Jose Avillez

Since its launch, the Chiltern Firehouse has garnered more press interest than the celebrities who flock there every night. However it’s the restaurant’s Michelin-starred ‘genius’, Nuno Mendes, who is really the star — and his passion for food started at home in Portugal. Zoe Williams accompanies him, along with the city’s own super-chef José Avillez, on a tapas tour of Lisbon

The world’s best villas

An abode in Death Valley, a converted kiln and a palatial property costing £18,000 a night... Issy D’Arcy Clark scours the globe for one-off wonders

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

Europe’s best spring-sun breaks

From Split to Sardinia, spring is the perfect time to start sun seeking in Europe — plus you’ll miss the mass-tourist summer crowds. Suzanne King gives us the lowdown on seven of the best

Portugal: Fazenda Nova, Algarve

Set amidst almond and pomegranate orchards, this secluded country house brings a touch of chic sophistication to eastern Algarve, says Harriet Green

Three of the best hotels in Madeira

With an excellent year-round climate, Madeira — a new route for BA from May 2015 — is perfect for winter sun chasers. But it’s also home to some seriously stylish hotels. Here are British Airways Holidays’ top picks

Lisbon: A digitally-sourced travel guide

Ianthe Butt eschews the guidebook and takes to the streets of Lisbon with only Twitter, Tinder and Field Trip apps on a smartphone to guide her….

Hot list 2015: best for families

Jane Anderson, editor of Family Traveller magazine, picks the best and brightest for the whole brood

Portugal's best beaches

Quiet and sheltered, noisy and urban, natural and wild... with 1,000km of coast, Portugal has it all when it comes to beaches. John Burbage reports

Portugal: Altis Belem Hotel and Spa, Lisbon

This striking design hotel tells the story of Portugal's Golden Age of Discovery, and does it with flair, says Mary Lussiana

Two hours from London: Porto

Historic, charm-filled Porto is just a two-hour flight from London. Chris Leadbeater gives his tips for making the most of the city

Lisbon: Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

With a superb art collection and a real flavour of the region, the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon does not disappoint, says Mary Lussiana

Seven reasons to visit Porto

Miles of coastline, outdoor music festivals and an influx of see-and-be-seen bars are drawing a hedonistic crowd to Portugal's second city. Patricia Campbell lists seven reasons to join them

Five festival dates for your diary

Eleanor Ross lists five international festivals you need to know about, from Portugal to Wisconsin

On the road with... singer Aloe Blacc

Singer Aloe Blacc on an eye-opening trip to Ghana and why a black T-shirt always comes in handy on the road

Portugal: Conrad Algarve, Quinta do Lago

With a sumptuous spa, lovely pools and a quiet local beach, the Conrad Algarve is a great getaway just 20 minutes from Faro airport

The curious guide to Europe

You're thirsty for discovery. You're keen to immerse yourself in someone else's world for a while. You are the curious traveller. Francesca Syz discovers Europe's most curious island, city and restaurants

Interview: Chef Nuno Mendes

Chef Patron of Michelin-starred restaurant Viajante and founder of The Loft Project supper club lives for seafood and innovative chefs

Lisbon, with love

Often overlooked in favour of its flashier European counterparts, Lisbon has been quietly reinventing itself as a design capital. But it's the city's laid-back languor that seduces Antonia Quirke

Lisbon: five hotels to suit any mood

Whether you're looking for design hotels or boutiques, these are the places you should book.

Portugal: the wild west of Europe

Thirty years after his first visit, Simon Calder is seduced all over again by Portugal’s many charms, from its sophisticated cities to its family friendly shores and untamed landscapes