What comes to mind when you think of Portugal? Cathedrals? Historic sites? Sixteenth Century explorers? Former colonies in Asia? Lethal jellyfish? How about some of the best hiking in the world. This past October, my wife Katherine and I hiked the Algarve, Costa Vicentina and Alentejo regions...

by Paige Donner Every year in France, when a certain season sets in, namely the Fall, a whole cadre of culinary enthusiasts await with bated breath their chance to devour cèpes and truffles and other richly aromatic tubers and funghi. [caption id="attachment_24504" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Windmill on the...

[caption id="attachment_24311" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Champagne Harvest, France photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014[/caption] by Paige Donner Vendangeur is what a grape picker in France is called. And if you enjoy drinking your champagne and your Beaujolais, these people are your heros. Many of us in the United States...