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(Third of three parts, see part one or part two)

In the final part of this series about my November 2013 visit to Madeira, I will address planning a trip to this enchanting Atlantic isle. In addition to touring choices and accommodation suggestions, I will list some activity options that my wife, Gail, and I were not able to fit into this first visit.


Most of the hotels on Madeira are located in and around Funchal. During our 6-night stay, we had the...

Touring the Portuguese island of Madeira, then focusing on Funchal (2 of 3)
Overlooking Funchal, Madeira's capital.
An introduction to the Portuguese island of Madeira. This month, the north and west (1 of 3)
Santiago de Cuba, and reveling in the local performing arts (3 of 3 on Cuba)
Baracoa (2 of 3 on Cuba)
The Catedral de la Habana and its namesake plaza graces Old Town Havana. Photos by Randy Keck
Highlights of Havana (1 of 3 on Cuba)