This is the final episode of an eight-part video series culled from a trip to Portugal. I would put Portugal in top six or seven European destinations for it’s uncrowded, unspoiled, charming towns and dramatic geography. For the money you would spend on a thrift-conscious trip to Italy, France, Germany or Austria, you can travel in a princely manner in Portugal. This video features the town of Sintra and its fairytale castle. Lush and friendly, Sintra is a real highlight. And check out the sweet dog at the end. Jay Talking Travel says, “just go.” If you are considering a trip to Portugal, I recommend a book called “Hotels of Character & Charm in Portugal” on Hunter Publishing.

Now boarding.