10 European Destinations Where Your Dollar Will Go Really Far In 2017

Over the years, the value of a strong dollar has always amounted to so much money abroad. So when planning your ideal trip to a nice spot where you can get the best experience with the lowest possible dollar, you might want to keep the following European destinations in mind, as reports from banks about the dollar still maintaining its strength since 2003 further makes 2017 a banner year for American travelers.

The rise is consequent upon an economy that is strong, having been growing when other countries are biting their fingers to keep up with the pace. So American travelers will have a lot of money to save up, which may even be as high as 40% if you chose any of the 10 European destinations listed below for your vacation this year.

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  1. GREECE – This year, you can reach the ancient ruins, azure waters, and whitewashed villages. Greece remains one country that has irresistible deals for travelers. Your dollars will really go far if you come here.
  2. PORTUGAL – Portugal is known as an ideal destination for seekers of culture. And even with the growth of tourism, hotels and others, ground costs still remain affordable. For instance, beds at the highly-rated Good Night Hostel in Lisbon starts from €13 ($14) upward per night, while rooms go for €16 (about $17) at Nice Way Sintra Palace in Sintra. You can’t spend beyond your budget in Portugal.
  3. LATVIA – In 2014, Latvia’s capital city Riga took the spotlight as Europe’s Capital of Culture. However, the country is still considered an off-the-beaten-path destination for travelers. That same 2014, the nation made the euro its official currency. But then, prices for things like hotels, restaurants, and activities have continued to be lower than in other European countries. That’s a country you can afford to take a trip to.
  4. LITHUANIA – Lithuania is the latest country to have switched its currency to euro to join the Eurozone. However, the nation is on the rise, and prices have yet to catch up, especially at hotels, restaurants, and bars. With a few dollars, you can also get to see the country’s dense forests, rivers, seaside resorts and medieval history.
  5. WESTERN EUROPE – If you’re looking for Eurozone’s most affordable cities to visit, think of exploring Western Europe. Cities in this area have been ranked cheapest on the 2017 Backpacker Index.
  6. ITALY – This is definitely the biggest surprise destination to make this list. Italy’s airfares have been relatively low. If you need an affordable place to stay, check EuroCheapo, which lists budget-friendly hotels that are mostly for under $100 per night in both Rome and Milan.
  7. POLAND – Last year, Poland was Europe’s best travel bargain according to the Price of Travel’s annual European Backpacker Index. This year isn’t different. Travelers who explore the beautiful old city’s culture will find many cheap hotels and restaurants. Even fares are being discounted by the country’s flagship carrier LOT Polish Airlines at press time. So you should also think Poland.
  8. SPAIN – During the past years, Spain was faced with supreme economic woes. But today, it has joined the ranks of top European budget destinations. U.K.-based Post Office Holiday’s Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer for 2015 says Spain was the second-most affordable Eurozone country after Portugal when it has to do with expenses like coffee, soda, wine, sunscreen and a three-course dinner for two. That’s some place you really want be, even with the very little dollar you may have at hand.
  9. SWITZERLAND – ­If there is one place I will suggest you visit, then Switzerland will be that cool location. This country houses some of the most beautiful lakes, villages and peaks of Alps you can find anywhere, and what about the currency? Well, with as much as $10, you will be able to buy the best chocolates in the country.
  10. IRELAND –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Ireland is one of the best locations in the world right now, and when I say “best” I didn’t mean how cheap it would be to come here but some of the things you stand to enjoy when you do. The Irish Sea is a sight you wouldn’t want to miss when you travel here, and did I mention the Irish nightlife? I bet you wouldn’t want me to tell you how cool it is. (more…)

Best Spots for Family Vacation in Europe

A dream will always remain a dream until you make efforts to actualize it. That’s why you should plan your next family vacation in Europe.  A trip to Europe is all that is needed to complete your family’s perfect holiday.

I consider Europe the perfect destination for anyone looking for some adventure. A trip to this awesome continent will leave you craving for more. Why not stick with me as I give you a brief tour of this awesome continent.

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Croatia

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Trips To Greece – Luxury Island Getaway

Let’s say you have been thinking about where to spend your next family vacation, and it’s proving pretty difficult to make up your mind. Well, not to worry, we are here for you. There are lots of mind-blowing travel destinations that will wow you, but then, never underestimate trips to Greece. Here is why I love Greece:

Greece is a beautiful country that’s strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The country occupies the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula; sharing a border with Albania, the beautiful Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, as well as the ancient city of Turkey. So basically, its prime location makes it a place to visit.

Trips to Greece

Greece is a unique travel destination as it features historical and attractive sights that are sure going to drive any nature lover crazy. This remarkable European country is one of the most exotic places, filled with mouthwatering sites and dishes that would make you crave for more. It is considered a historical abode to feed the eyes, mind, and soul in one swift slide.

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A Trip to Amsterdam; the Saturday City

Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, is famous for its red lights, coffee shops and canals. But it offers a lot more than that; a trip to Amsterdam will convince you.

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One of my favorite cities in the world is Amsterdam. I love its brick buildings, rich history, open skyline and relaxed, easy going attitude towards life. Amsterdam has so much to do that, even after so many visits, you will still find new things to do and see. The city deserves much more than just the few days travelers give it, but if a few days is all you have and you want to make the most of it, I will give you mouthwatering reasons why Amsterdam is so special.

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Paris Vacation Packages

Paris is considered one of the most romantic places on earth, travels to Paris has become synonymous with love and romance. Paris is a destination for honeymooning couples, new couples, couples celebrating years together and even the young who are not yet married, it is the best place for anyone to spend his/her vacation. Paris vacation is considered the ideal experience to see your love reborn as you celebrate and experience vacation in one of the most romantic and remarkable places on earth. We are honored to provide you with affordable, exciting and amazing Paris vacation packages irrespective your budget, for every couple, individuals and every family. There is a special, unique and exciting package for you irrespective your budget.

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Paris Vacations packages include exciting and fun tours, some of the finest accommodations in Paris and airline travel. We make sure every hotel we use for our esteemed customers meets our extremely high standards, as we seek to provide uttermost satisfaction to all our customers. You will love your Paris hotel and your entire Paris encounter. The airline transportation through Destination Europe and accomplice airlines will be comfortable, safe and enjoyable for you as you travel to and from this magnificent city.

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St Moritz Switzerland European Vacation

The Best Place to Have a Variety of Tastes

Are you in search of a place where you don’t have to be a billionaire or a celebrity to have a taste and enjoy St Moritz or you are someone looking for that place where you can extravagantly spend on satisfying your appetite for the finest meals and dessert?

St Moritz Switzerland European Vacation

Switzerland’s glitziest resort town is the best place to be, a place of breathtaking views and a satisfied appetite for the finest food, trust me you won’t be disappointed here.

Are you ready to feast at stunning altitudes?

The best place for lovers of height, have a taste of excitingly delicious dishes at magnificent attitudes. At soaring heights there are more than a number of mountain restaurants offering magnificent views as a spice to delectable dishes.

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Traveling To The Pink City; Explore Toulouse in France

Traveling To The Pink City

Toulouse is France’s fourth greatest city by populace. Setting out from the pink city of Toulouse; a position of convincing design with entirely all that could possibly be needed time for rich Gers food en route.

Toulouse a position of value way of life and a fabulous transportation organize has regularly been positioned as one of the French’s most loved common towns. Set between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and amongst Bordeaux and Montpellier. Probably about it: the Pink City is effectively available from anyplace in France and anticipates your visit!

Traveling To The Pink City

Is it accurate to say that you are searching for a place to spend prudently without giving up style?

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Why Salzburg Is An Awesome Destination

One of the main views of old town in Salzburg - AustriaWhile some might only know it as the home of The Sound of Music and the birthplace of Mozart, there is much more on offer when traveling to Salzburg. These are some of the best reasons that we recommend traveling to Salzburg.

The castles

While there are many European cities that have one beautiful castle, Salzburg has three of them. Amongst the most interesting is undoubtedly the Hohensalzburg, which dates back to the 11th century. This sparkling white palace is a stunning piece of Baroque architecture. This was once the most powerful castle in all of central Europe, and nowadays it entertains countless tourists with its elaborate Goldene Stube (golden chamber), ramparts, courtyards, towers, and torture chamber.

The great shopping experience

The sprawling, ornate squares of the Altstadt are great to discover, but the shopping might be even better. Even though we are seeing the introduction of some of the major chains, the long-standing independent confectioners and antique shops still dominate the scene in Salzburg. (more…)

The Stunning Views Of Porto Ercole, Italy

Porto Ercole, ItalyOn the Argentario Promontory, you will find the charming seaside village of Porto Ercole. The harbor here is surrounded by different hills, each of them lined with colorful buildings. The Rocca Spagnola (the Spanish Fortress) dominates the landscape here.

A little history

If we delve into the history of Porto Ercole, we have to go back as far as the Etruscan times. It was not until 1296 that the town actually began to take shape. It was then that Margherita Aldobrandeschi – the countess of Savona – ordered the construction of the Torre di Terra. The Republic of Siena overtook the harbor in the 15th century, which leads to the development of the medieval city walls that you can still find surrounding parts of Porto Ercole. This includes a gothic gate with a clock tower that you can admire in the historic center of Porto Ercole.

Afterwards the town was taken over by the Spanish, which held the town under a client state called ”Stato dei Presidi.” This lead to the development of the fortresses of Forte Santa Caterina, Forte Stella, and Forte Filippo.

Nowadays, especially during the summer time, Porto Ercole is a very popular tourist destination. The primary reasons for this are the beautiful bays and beaches that you find nearby. And the lively seaside promenade that has a number of different restaurants and bars. However, there is much more to see:

The Palazzo dei Governanti

One of the most interesting pieces of architecture of the village of Porto Ercole is without doubt the Palace of the Governors (the Palazzo dei Governanti). The building was constructed in the second half of the sixteenth century and originally served as the residence for its Spanish rulers, the lords of the State of the Garrisons. (more…)

Why You Should Totally See Seville

SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 4: Interior of Cathedral of Seville on June 4, 2014 in Seville, Spain. World Heritage Site since 1987, It is the largest Gothic in the world. While it might not be as famous as Madrid or Barcelona, Seville remains one of the must visit cities in Spain, in no small part because it is the capital and largest city of Andalusia. With its breathtaking squares and wonderful architectures, there is much to see and appreciate when in Seville. From the traditional to the modern, Seville has something for everyone.

The Seville Cathedral

If you are planning to stay in Seville, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See is undoubtedly a ‘must-see’ destination. Commonly referred to as the Seville Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See is the third-largest church all over the world and the largest Gothic cathedral on the planet.

The cathedral was built in the 16th century in order to flaunt the wealth that Seville had at the time. Once here, you can visit the grave of famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus as well. If you only take one suggestion from this entire article, we highly recommended that you make your way to the roof of the cathedral. You are able to enjoy the most spectacular panoramic view in all of Seville here.

It is also important to visit the bell Cathedral’s tower – the Giralda. This once served as the minaret of the mosque that stood here when Seville was under Muslim rule. It was built in the likeness of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech. After the Reconquista, it was converted into a bell tower. You may also want to visit the nearby Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes. (more…)

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