Best places in Europe to visit on a budget

Europe is no longer the playground of the rich. It’s a budget traveler’s dream-come-true as well, as we’ll prove to you. Europe, on the one hand, is a terrific mix of landscape, history, culture and architecture. On the other hand it’s this monster that gobbles up cash as fast as you’re able to dole it out. Sticking to a daily allowance can be tricky while in Europe. However, as long as you curtail that spend instinct at Europe’s incredible shopping destinations, restaurants and bars; you should be able to get by on less in this magnificent continent.

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Hike to Bastei Bridge text in pink over image of Bastei Bridge in the national park of Switzerland Saxony, Germany

Mathieu’s adventures: The beautiful hike to Bastei Bridge, in Saxony

I ended up going on a hike to Bastei Bridge because I had to work from Germany (Saxony) for a few days in April. Close to the end of the week, a German colleague shot the obvious question during lunch:

What did you plan for this weekend?

My colleagues and I didn’t have anything planned, so we asked for advice:

You should go to Bastei, it’s not too far. Perfect for a walk. Beautiful. You will love it!

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