Today we were very happy to see a wonderful feature on Casas da Serra Tavira in the Washington Post. Written as part of Washington Post’s Climate Diaries series, author and environmentalist Leah Thomas (@greengirlleah) reflects on a week in the calmness and natural beauty of the Serra de Tavira! Leah stayed at Monte do Cansado just before publishing her book The Intersectional Environmentalist. Her characterization of the eastern Algarve as a smaller, more authentic, calmer and (still) ecologically more intact version of California is a big compliment. Let’s hope it stays this way and Portugal doesn’t repeat the same mistakes many other agricultural regions in the world made.