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Cruising The Douro River

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (PORTO, PORTUGAL) – A cruise up or down the Portuguese Douro River is spectacular. Hop…


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Big Daddy’s Heist

Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (LISBOA, PORTUGAL) – My Portuguese pal has worked in many a major city throughout the globe…



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A True Five Star Experience

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (LISBOA, PORTUGAL) – The 4 Seasons Hotel chain has a stellar reputation to maintain of…


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A Delightful Disconnect

Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (CASCAIS, PORTUGAL) – In today’s world a vacation should lead to a mental disconnect with the…


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Drinking Portuguese Wine

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (CASCAIS, PORTUGAL) – Heading off to Portugal? Care to hear some observations about wine there…


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Truly Portuguese

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (OPORTO, PORTUGAL) – The Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel is a hotel off the beaten touristic…


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Great Location, Great Hotel

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (OPORTO, PORTUGAL) – The Pestana Porto Hotel is smack dab in the middle of a…


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Cruising With CREW

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (WINDSOR, ON) – CREW’s 2008 Merlot has a nice dose of earth and funkiness on…


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A Delight For Fish Lovers

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (PORTO, PORTUGAL) – No one prepares fish quite like the Portuguese. Up a narrow street…