• Destinations,  Japan,  Portugal,  Vietnam

    Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2012 via Lonely Planet

    Planning your travels for 2012?  Consider Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Best Value Destinations.  I’m glad Japan, Portugal and Vietnam made the list. It would be nice to personally see Porto, home to the world-famous Porto wine which I love.;) Porto, Portugal The town that put the ‘Port’ in Portugal (as well as the port in your wine glass) is a seriously good deal. Connected with much of Europe via budget airlines, Porto is a lovely town of atmospheric narrow lanes, village-like plazas and buildings decked in azuelo tile. You can stay in antique-filled inns with river views from just €25 (US$37.75), take a ride on an historical tram (€1; US$1.40)…