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Lisbon’s Incredible Pastry Culture: It All Starts with Pastel de Nata

Pastel de Nata in Lisbon Portugal

Pastries were everywhere in Lisbon. I’ve never seen so many pastry shops, pastelarias, and so many different kinds of pastries. King of all: Pastel de Nata, a Portuguese egg tart pastry originally from Portugal but also found in countries with significant Portuguese immigrant populations. The question became how to narrow it down to which ones…

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Using American AAdvantage Miles on Flights To and From India

Qatar's QSuite will product direct aisle access for passengers in its fully enclosed suites

As an expat based in India for the most part of last decade, I have narrowed down on ways to effectively use miles to enjoy luxury vacations from the subcontinent without breaking the bank. Despite the fact that there is no Oneworld partner airline based in India, I am still loyal to American Airlines frequent…

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Want an E.U. Passport? Head to Portugal and Buy Property (Or Create Some Jobs)

Lisbon's streets are a mix of modern and old. This walkable city is a must-visit on an Portugal itinerary.

In a bid to attract business and fuel a burgeoning startup economy, Portugal is offering a special kind of lure to investors and startup owners: a European Union Passport. Have €1 million to invest in a business? How about €500,000 to buy property? Both of those figures will be rewarded with a so-called Golden Visa,…

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Our Favorite ‘Small Luxury Hotels’ In Europe

Point Me To The Plane Contributors David Ghorbanpoor and Sarah Johnson collaborated on this report. Last week World of Hyatt announced a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), a group of 500 plus independent boutique properties scattered across the globe. It’s no secret that Hyatt, with just over 700 properties worldwide, lacks…

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