As destinations across the world lift COVID– 19 restrictions, it’s time to pack your bag and explore new horizons once again. Spain, with its culinary offerings and cultural fests, has always captured the traveler’s imagination, but Portugal with sunny landscapes, vibrant cities, and endless dining options is increasingly gaining ground as a tourist hotspot. The Iberian Peninsula is now one of the world’s most popular destinations and perfect for induction back into the world of touring. World’s Best Awards, T+L conducted a poll from Jan to May 2021 where travelers were asked to choose their favorite resorts in Spain and Portugal. The winning resorts had one common feature: they all provided travelers the experience of forming a deep connection with surrounding landscapes. Travelers rated hotels on features like locations, services offered, dining options, and value for money. So, ladies and gentlemen below are the top hotels.
La Residencia, a Belmond Hotel, Mallorca, Spain
Nestled on the island of Mallorca, La Residencia offers stunning views of the coast. The location makes it even more attractive, as it’s a small drive from Deia, a charming village and favorite among artists and writers.
Finca Cortesín Hotel Golf & Spa, Malaga, Spain
This resort hotel is an absolute favorite in Andalusia, boasts of a magical setting between a mountain and the Mediterranean Sea. The perfect setting for golfers, it’s also making waves for magnificent pools and impeccable hospitality.
Penha Longa Resort, Sintra, Portugal
What helped this resort hotel snag the first place was the multiple delights it offers. It houses a 15th-century monastery, giving the historical character. But don’t be fooled, every modern facility is available including two golf courses, a well-equipped spa, an infinity pool, and for gastronomes – seven plush restaurants, including two which have earned a Michelin star each!
Backpacking requires you to travel right but you also need to have the right kinds of food to keep you going. The calorific value, the weight of the food, the use of healthier ingredients, and its taste, of course, are all important factors to consider. We have created a list of some of the best-dehydrated chili based on all the points we just mentioned. So, the next time you decide to go backpacking, you will be better prepared with the best option to carry along. Take a look at the list.
Packit Gourmet Texas State Fair Chili
It does not really come as a surprise that the best chili originates from Austin’s Packit Gourmet from Texas. After all, good chili could well be considered their birthright. The chili’s base, which has big crumbles of beef stock, chunky kidney, and ground beef as well as red beans, lends it an umami-rich and meaty flavor. But the best part about this chili is the corn chips packet for toppings, hot sauce by Texas Pete, and Monterey jack cheese. The corn chips give it a crunchy texture. The hot sauce adds a tangy flavor to the chili. It does not take more than 10 minutes to cook.
Heather’s Choice Grass-Fed Bison Chili
This chili comes close to Packit and so is a runner-up. It also has interesting and delicious flavors. The sweet potatoes give the chili its sweetness, stew meat made from Stangel Bison Ranch that is grass-fed lends a beefy flavor, and other flavors that come from cocoa powder (unsweetened) and espresso. Ready in 20 minutes, this dehydrated chili is paleo- as well as gluten–friendly.
Patagonia Organic Spicy Red Bean Chili
This one is for vegetarians. The presence of tomatoes really brings out the tangy flavor. The spiciness comes from the chipotle, and other ingredients like pinto and red beans are also present. It takes a total of 10 minutes to cook before you can gorge on it.