If you think of a trip to Europe as a tour of fancy capitals and important monuments, you need a vacation. To, like, a perfect secluded surf town in Portugal. Or a wine-soaked beach club in Italy. So skip Cape Cod this summer—it’ll be there next year (we hope)—and shock your system with a little bain de soleil, Euro-style.
It’s Like Surfing on the Set of Game of Thrones
Having received a not insignificant amount of the Atlantic Ocean up my nose and in my ears on that last wave, my mouth now tastes like a waterlogged sleeve of saltines. I pop my head out of the foaming surf (which is as crisp as that first chilled glass of Vinho Verde) to ride a very manageable wave toward the jagged cliffs. The sensation of standing up—I’m a beginner, all right?—is about as soul-nourishing as the buttery golden sauce they cook the clams in back in town. Let’s see, is that enough food metaphors? No—because the whole point of Sagres, the chillest, southwesternmost town in the Algarve, is that it combines impossibly epic beaches with impossibly fresh seafood…….Click Here To Keep Reading