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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Palaces in Europe are filled with the very best that money (and centuries worth of inheritance) can provide. Here’s a look at eight royal residences that are worth the time to visit.
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?
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.
Riga’s Art Nouveau neighborhood couldn’t be further from my misconception of what a visit to the Baltics would look like.