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April Fair is a time for both men and women to show off their traditional Sevillian clothing.

Spring fairs enliven towns throughout Spain, but I've found that nobody does it bigger or better than Sevilla, the capital of Spain's Andalucia region. If you come in April, you'll find one of the most exuberant and colorful festivals in a country known for fiestas -- the gigantic Feria de April (April Fair).

The fair is a vibrant and secular indulgence that comes two weeks after Holy Week and Easter, which is also an epic event -- especially in...

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John Scott displaying the products of a cooking class in Seoul, South Korea, in 2013 (see April ’16, pg. 54).

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Large, free-form pool at La Ensenada Beach Resort & Convention Center in Tela, Honduras. Photos by Sandra Scott

In the following article, Sandra describes a trip that was taken before the death of her husband on January 22. Her fond remembrance of John can be read on page 51 and 52 of this issue. — Editor

In December 2018, my husband, John, and I were in Honduras to check on some land we own in Trujillo. It was a long ride there from the San Pedro Sula airport, about eight hours, so we decided that on the way back we would treat ourselves to a few days at an all-inclusive resort...

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As in many towns in the Algarve, Lagos features calçadas, or mosaic stone-tiled walkways. Photos by Randy Keck

The 2-night stop that my wife, Gail, and I made in the tiny village of Salema in southernmost Portugal revealed something unexpected: just how closed down certain parts of the Algarve region can be during the winter off-season.

Dinnertime at the only restaurant open on a Tuesday night in Salema in late November 2018 revealed a spattering of British expats who have occupied parts of the Algarve coast as both part-time and full-time residents.

Among the Brits, mostly...

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Sahara is from the Arabic word sahra, meaning “desert.” So saying Sahara Desert is redundant.

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Handmade lace in Belgium can be pricey, but it’s a characteristic, packable souvenir.

Shopping in Europe can be fun, but don't let it overwhelm your trip. I've seen half the members of a guided tour of the British Houses of Parliament skip out on the tour to survey an enticing array of plastic "bobby" hats, Big Ben briefs and Union Jack panties instead. Focus on local experiences, and don't let your trip become a glorified shopping spree.

-- As a fanatic about packing light, I used to wait until the end of my trip to...

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Raphael’s School of Athens celebrates mankind’s intellectual achievements and connection to the great minds of classical Greece.

Among the many things I love about Italy is how the Renaissance can be spliced into your travels. Imagine: In Florence you can sleep in a converted 16th-century monastery that's just a block from Michelangelo's David, around the corner from Brunelleschi's famous cathedral dome, and down the street from the tombs of the great Medici art patrons -- and that's just for starters.

Before the Renaissance, Europeans spent about 1,000 years in a cultural slumber....

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The 16th-century marble fountain, on Evora’s main square, was once an important water source. Now it’s a popular hangout for young and old.

From Romans to Moors to Portuguese kings, the proud little town of Evora -- set amid the cork groves of Portugal's Alentejo region -- has a big history. Just 90 minutes east of Lisbon, Evora has impressive sights -- Roman ruins, a 12th-century cathedral, and a macabre chapel of bones -- coupled with a laid-back local scene and a hearty cuisine that makes me think of Tuscany.

From the second century B.C. to the fourth century A.D., Evora was a Roman town important for its...

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