Move over Paris - Europe has a hot new shopping capital

For all the popularity Lisbon has amassed over the past few years as a sought-after travel destination, Porto is still overlooked. But it shouldn’t be: Portugal’s “second city” is the country’s real standard setter when it comes to design, thanks to its heritage as a manufacturing hub through most of the 19th and 20th centuries. Now it’s gaining traction as a shopping mecca, too, filled with locally made items by emerging designers who can’t be found elsewhere.

Travel guide to... Madeira

It’s been known as a destination for “newlyweds and nearly-deads”, but now Madeira is shaking off the shackles of its rather staid reputation and proving it’s got more to offer than just fortified wine and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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