Love to travel? Love to share those experiences with fellow travelers? Then VirtualTourist (VT) is the place for you! Online since 1998, VT is the granddaddy of all travel communities. With more than 1 million members from around the world, we’re a friendly group of real people who share advice, help each other travel smarter, explore the world, and we even meet up around the globe. VT is a great place to start your adventures or share them when you get back. But enough about us, let’s talk Portugal!
Our friends in Portugal love all the advice, tips, and photos that have been shared on VT about tons of places in Portugal - from Albufeira to Viseu. After they heard we held our 2009 Euromeet in Cascais, we put our heads together and decided to partner up for a contest that gives the best travel writers on VT a chance to win a trip back to this beautiful spot! A picturesque seaside town located only 30 minutes outside Lisbon, Cascais has cobblestone streets, gorgeous beaches, and some outstanding palaces to explore. The location is also well-known for water sports and challenging golf courses for the more athletic adventurists – and it was the site of the 2009 VT Euromeet!
Here’s how it works. If you’re from the US, write about a trip you took to Portugal in the last five years - it can be about any place and any kind of experience. Upload your photos, best advice, and what would really help a traveler get the most out of their experience. What’s best to see, do, eat; where to stay and even what to avoid. The best insider advice that will really help a traveler get the most out of a visit has the best chance of winning. To qualify, you must write at least 5 tips or reviews.
Since this is our first contest of this kind, we’re testing it with our members who are US residents – but don’t worry, friends in Europe, Asia, and around the world – we plan on opening future contests to as many members as possible!