This European destination is one to remember.

Portugal’s proximity to the ocean and temperate climate make it a favorite vacation destination. The laid-back culture and vibrant city life add to the allure of this southern European nation. Here you can find world class wines, hand prepared from the local vineyards dotting the country.

Popular travel site, Lonely Planet, revealed their top 10 countries to visit in 2018. Among their selections ranked the European country of Portugal. This nation is known for their tropical beachfront and delicious seafood, but of course there is much more here to explore.

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Portugal offers so much for the traveler; here are just a few of its treasures.

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is a coastal delight. Walk the cobblestone roads of Lisbon to enjoy the array of cafes and fresh seafood. Portugal offers some of the best seafood in the world. You’ll get a feel for Portugal’s history in the Moorish Alfama district, one of the oldest districts in the country. Throughout these winding streets, you will find pieces of history dating back to the 5th century. Within this district resides the beautiful Lisbon Castle, built in 1147. Be sure to tour this medieval masterpiece during your visit here.

The Madeira Islands belong to Portugal and reside off the northwest tip of Africa. This mountainous archipelago boasts a bustling harbor and a bountiful maritime culture. Watch the sunset across the spectacular turquoise waters of Madeira. Vineyards span across the islands, of course providing a harvest of fresh grapes for the famous Madeira wine.

Switch up your tropical destination plans, and take a trip to Portugal. This top, Lonely Planet approved, 2018 destination is sure to impress all who travel here. Prepared to be dazzled by their culture, beachfront, and rich history during your time in Portugal.

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Faith is a writer and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is passionate about people and currently attends university in pursuit of a degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. A nomad by nature, Faith finds utmost joy in trekking around the globe and strongly advocates backpacking as the best way to explore anywhere. Being a bookworm and an avid coffee drinker, she is likely to be found sipping an Americano and mulling over a classic novel.

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