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The idea of documenting a trip through art isn’t a particularly new one. Aboard Captain Cook’s second voyage to the Pacific was oil painter William Hodges; artist Edward Wilson accompanied Robert Scott as he explored the Antarctic; even a 22-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier and her sister Lee completed sketches of their European tour in 1951. Three years ago, I decided to give this tradition a try. My first sketch was hastily drawn, with rows of capital Ls for windows and messy scribbles for trees, but I immediately noticed two effects the process had on me…

Portugal’s Alto Douro region has been producing wine for nearly 2,000 years, a distinction that led it to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Learn about the history and culture of this beautiful region with a tasting. [Inspiring Travellers] Take to the water this summer. Discover terrific kayaking spots in the…