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7 Travel Spots That Avoid Spring Break

Portugal
Listen, you let Portugal worry about its sovereign debt and position in the European Union. You just sit back, relax and enjoy the affordability.

SmarterTravel places the average cost of a hotel room in Portugal at about $100 a night, but says room rates can dip as low as $66 in places such as Albuferia. One of the most effective ways of ensuring a sweet price is to stay in pousadas -- inns tucked away in manors, monasteries and castles. Pousadas de Portugal offers accommodations for $95 a night, free nights and packages that include massages, meals and horseback rides.

Worried about the price of getting there? Don't be. Portugal's TAP Airlines is offering round-trip fares from New York, including all taxes and fees, from $723 for early spring travel.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.

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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
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