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Five of the Most Affordable Cities to Visit in Europe Now

There are so many affordable cities to visit in Europe that have lots to offer. Budapest, Riga, Tirana, Vilnius, and Krakow are some of our favorite wallet-friendly options.

When most people think of affordable travel destinations, they think of Asia or certain parts of Central and South America. Europe doesn’t usually make the cut. But the dollar is particularly strong right now, and there are so many cheap places to visit in Europe that have lots to offer.

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The Flavors of the Baltics

Discovering the food of the Baltics -- Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia -- is a culinary adventure

Italy conjures up images of homemade pasta and fresh mozzarella. When I think of France, it’s wine, butter, and the flavors of Provence in summer. But what is Baltic food?

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48 Hours in Riga

Old Town Riga, Latvia, as seen from St. Peter's

Riga is a brilliant mix of old and new. On a walk through this lovely city, you could glimpse a 700-year-old church next to a modern store next to a new building that was reconstructed to look old. This blend means there’s something different around every corner and in every square.

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