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Road Trip Bliss: Portugal’s Southern Coast

Early seafarers inspire an epic adventure along Portugal’s endless coastal playground.

Insider Guide to Portugal’s Southern Coast

Portugal is made for wanderers. From the top of the Moorish remnants of Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon cascades downhill in all directions, new paths beckoning at every turn. Surf camps dot the 215-mile stretch south of the storied capital city. Part of the region known as the Alentejo, this shore is far quieter than the Algarve beaches at the country’s southern edge.

Road Trip Bliss: Long Island

I was a kid when I first came here, out where the highways narrow to two-lane roads, where the houses grew larger, then small again, all the way out to “the End,” as the locals call it. Montauk. My extended family gathered to camp each summer at Hither Hills, an oceanfront state park where I learned how to ride a bike, fell in love with stargazing, and, most nights, collapsed into my sleeping bag after hours of wave jumping. It was high time to go back.

Where’s Andrew? The Final Photo Clue

All good things must come to an end, and today Andrew Evans heads home from Australia. We’ve had a great time following him as he spent the last two months exploring the country, and we thank all of you for your hard work coming up with the answers to his clues. For today’s final clue,…

A Photo Gallery of Your Own in San Francisco

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On my recent visit to San Francisco, I visited the gorgeous new contemporary photography museum at Pier 24. Described on its website as “a place to view and think about photography,” the museum is contemplative and quiet by design, allowing 20 visitors in at a time by appointment only. This, coupled with the fact that…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #42

We here in Washington spent last evening wishing we were sunning ourselves on the beach with Andrew Evans, instead of digging ourselves out of the snowstorm that hit the East Coast. Luckily, we get to live vicariously through Andrew for a few more days. Make your best guess on today’s clue over at our Clues…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #41

Happy Australia Day! Andrew Evans spent the day talking with the locals before he snapped a picture of today’s clue. Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 26, 2011 On Australia’s birthday, the streets were jam packed, with people and history that go way back; I saw this cool car and though…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #40

Here’s another chance test your wits against Andrew Evan’s quixotic Australia clues. Make your best guess on today’s clue at our online Clues Gallery. January 25, 2010 The river runs so low during The Dry, but during The Wet, it runs quite high. This sandstone cliff looks just like any other, but it was made…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #39

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Welcome to another week and another chance to figure out where our digital nomad Andrew Evans is now. Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 24, 2011 From my seat on The Ghan, all I saw was this sand, though in the rain (it’s said) this river runs red. I felt the…

Squirrels Around the World

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that our Senior Researcher and Twitter guru Marilyn Terrell (@Marilyn_Res) had a hand in making this little fellow (below) go viral about a year ago. (The backstory: Marilyn noticed the cuteness of the now famous Banff Squirrel photo and blogged about it here.…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #37

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Andrew Evans is traveling around Australia and sending us a daily photo clue. Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 20, 2011 Summer in Australia and all the kids were out leaping, on a beach in a town named for a place in Great Britain. Where am I (beach and town’s common…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #36

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Are you ready for today’s photo clue from Andrew Evans? Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. Packed up in wood, art can travel, too. In the late 1800s, this statue was brand new. Where am I (location and city), and what’s the name of this sculpture and artist who created it? Follow…