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Argentina’s Iguazú Falls: movie made real

Little did I suspect that nearly two decades after seeing Roland Joffe's 1986 movie "The Mission" that I would one day visit the magnificent spot where it was filmed.


Venice: the movie city of canals

Venice is the site of Kenneth Branagh's mystery movie "A Haunting in Venice." But the atmospheric Italian city is threatened by the very water that makes it special.

Suck at golf? Play with good friends

The Inland Northwest boasts a number of fine golf courses. Their beauty, and the companionship of good playing partners, can make you forget just how hard the sport is to master.

Travel means living, learning and giving back

It’s no secret that the mindset here at Going Mobile central involves travel. However it’s accomplished, though, the travel we all do is fueled by an abiding interest in new places and the people who inhabit them.

Exploring Spain and Portugal: final thoughts

You can see a lot of Spain and Portugal in 18 days. Traveling by train, by bus and by car, my wife and I managed to squeeze as much as we could. Here are the highlights.

Portugal’s Algarve: It all ends here

Though several million Antarctic penguins would argue, Portugal's Algarve was once thought to be the "end of the world." Yet this much is true: The view from the Cabo de Sao Vicente (Cape of St. Vincent) is both "immense and dramatic."

Salema is a slice of Portuguese paradise

The Mediterranean has a number of fine beaches, as the residents of Italy's Cinque Terre know well. But to Rick Steves, Portugal's Salema Beach "may be the most purely enjoyable beach in all of Europe.”

Appreciating the good life at Praia da Nazaré

While the draw in recent years of this one-time sleepy fishing village is its big waves, the Portuguese town of Nazaré offers wondrous views and a number of welcoming restaurants.

Nazaré: where the BIG waves loom

Anyone familiar with the HBO series "100 Foot Wave" knows that Nazaré, Portugal, is where big-wave surfers converge every winter. But the town has attractions for tourists of all types.

Porto’s train station: history depicted in tile

It's not often that you find art in places designated for public transit. Yet in Porto's São Bento train station, not only are the walls adorned with artistic blue tiles but they depict stories of Portugal's history.

Like its signature sandwich, Porto is unique

It's arguably not be as scenic as its southern counterpart, Lisbon, but Portugal's northern city of Porto has a popular riverfront setting -- and a tasty specialty sandwich that will take years off your life.