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Pastel de Nata: A Love Letter to the Portuguese Custard Tart

Coffee & Cafes Food and Drink Portugal

September 30, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

There is no sweet treat so distinctly Portuguese as the Pastel de Nata, a simple egg custard tart that has become a Portuguese favorite. The confection goes back over three centuries, to the active days of the historic Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon’s Belém district. The monks and nuns there used egg whites to starch their vestments….  

Eating Ireland with Jackie Johnson

Beer Cheeses Coffee & Cafes Food and Drink Ireland

December 2, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Jackie Johnson is a regular on our Ireland Untour and has been generous with her photos and reports from the road. In her first dispatch from her most recent Kenmare sojourn, she shared the ups and downs of her travels. She also shared so many excellent food photos, I circled back and asked her for…  

Paris Cafe Culture in Saint-Germain

Coffee & Cafes Food and Drink France Paris

February 27, 2018 by Untours Staff

There are so many neighborhoods to discover while enjoying a Paris Untour. Each has its own culture and history, and few as celebrated as the café life in St-Germain.   Once the center of Paris’s intellectual life from the 20s to the 50s, the Left Bank district of St. Germain is more popular than ever….  

Vienna’s 5 Best Coffeehouses

Austria Coffee & Cafes Vienna

January 9, 2018 by Cathrinbaumbach

Vienna is legendary for its excellent coffee and cafés. Austrian coffee houses are something of an institution and a traditional meeting place. A café or Kaffeehaus is the best place to relax, read the newspaper, and enjoy the good things in life. Here you are alone with your thoughts and you can watch Vienna pass…  

Isle-sur-Sorgue: Tag Along for a Day on the Town

Coffee & Cafes France Provence

February 1, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Isle sur Sorgue is a charming town in Provence, one of the hometown villages of our Provence Untour.  It is also well known as a center for the antique trade and for its lovely location, at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau. Isle-sur-Sorgue is known as the Venice of Provence because of the canals that pass…  

Vacation Apartment Hack: How to Feel at Home in Someone Else’s

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February 23, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

When opting to vacation in an apartment instead of a hotel there are many advantages. Firstly, it makes it easier to immerse in the culture if you’re not returning to a sea of other tourists every evening, to a large, corporate-feeling hotel. Secondly, nothing can replace the warmth and welcoming environment an apartment can have…