Wine tasting for Thanksgiving sounds nice, doesn’t it? It does. In the States, winemakers sometimes want to do wild stuff like spend the holidays with their families, and tours that weekend can be limited. But lucky for you, Portugal is one of the cheapest places to fly to in Europe right now -- for those of you around New York and New Jersey, there’s even a direct route from Newark to Porto now. In the city, you’ll find temperatures in the high 60s, great surfing, and laid-back nightlife (beers are rarely over $2). Venture out to the nearby Douro Valley wine country, stopping at scenic vineyards like Niepoort, Porto Reccua, and Sogevinus. The reds and whites are fantastic, but the star of the show is, of course, the port.
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