At the top of my travel itinerary for Summer 2012 is Portugal. This amazing, diverse country is still a bit off the beaten path in Europe, meaning opportunities for great deals and a special experience.
Seriously - I cannot recommend this country enough. The food is to die for, the landscapes are breathtaking, and the cities are steeped in history but offer a modern edge.
For some more information on this amazing country, check out this article by Cheska Bennett - she did an interview with Portugal Tourism on Top Insider Travel Tips. There's a lot of great info here, so be sure to check it out if you're even remotely interested in a trip to Portugal.