Train nut Steve McKenna spends a month - and travels 8000 kilometres - putting Europe's network to the test.
Four of us are travelling to England, then to Spain, in September, 2012.
Free of tourists, Lagos reveals its traditional charm, writes Steve McKenna.
A houseboat in the Alentejo sun is a mobile family playground, writes Sally Weale.
From thermal baths to caldera cooking, volcanoes are part of village life in the Azores, writes Andrew Purvis.
I'm planning to go solo to Europe, travelling by rail. If there is a rail strike, will I be notified not to go to the station and will I be automatically rebooked?
It happened to Tuscany. Kate Armstrong holds her breath and waits for the world to discover the delights of Portugal's Alentejo region.
Ray Kershaw finds the time-honoured ways of village life have changed little around Portugal's vast new man-made lake.
If you’ve been to Spain and loved it; if you’ve toured Italy and had an amazing time; if you’ve hung out in the south of France and had a ball – you need to get to Portugal.