Is it Safe to Travel to Europe? The 10 best Countries to visit in 2018

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The Scandinavian country of Norway is known for its remote location, its incredible scenery and its surreal fjords. Although it borders Russia, Finland and Sweden, much of Norway’s coast is right alongside the Arctic Ocean, offering chilly but impressive views over the water. Norway boasts large historic cities, magnificent cathedrals, a progressive population and unending ways to stay active outdoors. If you’re eager to start planning a Scandinavian getaway, here are some of the top reasons to visit Norway.

Reasons why you should visit Ireland

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The Scandinavian country of Norway is known for its remote location, its incredible scenery and its surreal fjords. Although it borders Russia, Finland and Sweden, much of Norway’s coast is right alongside the Arctic Ocean, offering chilly but impressive views over the water. Norway boasts large historic cities, magnificent cathedrals, a progressive population and unending ways to stay active outdoors. If you’re eager to start planning a Scandinavian getaway, here are some of the top reasons to visit Norway.

Reasons why you should visit Ireland

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The famous old touristic tram in Porto, one of the largest Cities in North Portugal
The famous old touristic tram in Porto, one of the largest Cities in North Portugal (Bigstock)

Portugal often seems forgotten sitting next to much-larger Spain. Spain comes in at #25 on the Global Peace Index, though, and Portugal is up at #5. Not only that, Portugal jumped from 11th place last year. Rates of violent crime are fairly low throughout the country, though petty thievery is not. Pick-pocketing is not uncommon in the bigger cities, particularly in tourist areas, so it’s a good idea to take the usual precautions with your valuables.

Why should you visit Portugal?

Proximity to popular Spain notwithstanding, Portugal still feels relatively under-appreciated by tourists. That’s a shame, given that its beaches on one side and verdant hills on the other, historic city centers and a world-famous wine industry. With Portugal, you get all the perks of a Mediterranean vacation plus a pretty safe place to visit.

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