04/06/2012 07:46 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2012

Your 2012 Indie Travel Champion Is...

In a big upset in the finals, Portugal squeaked by New Zealand to win the inaugural Indie Travel Take Down Tournament. In a tournament that saw lots of upsets, I don't think many had the #8 seed in the Europe region winning the entire thing. But there are many good reasons why Portugal was crowned the Indie Travel champion.

(photo: christian.parreira/Flickr)

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