If you’ve ever dreamed of taking a European vacation but don’t have the money to spend, don’t despair, there’s still some hope. While visiting popular European spots can break your wallet, there are countries that allow you to enjoy a memorable vacation on a budget.
One of Europe’s great kept secrets is Romania, a beautiful country situated in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an outdoor lover’s paradise with a variety of activities that include camping in the mountains, skiing, hiking in the forests or kayaking on the Danube River. As for history buffs, Romania is home to numerous medieval castles. The city of Brasov is no stranger to tourists; it is the gateway to Transylvania and its most famous resident, Count Dracula. The city features numerous hotels that range from $30.00 up to $100.00 for a five star stay. The city is full of excellent restaurants serving up both local and international dishes. Prices range from inexpensive to very expensive.
Another country typically overlooked is Slovenia, located in the heart of Europe. Upon your first visit to Slovenia, you’ll notice the diversity that the landscape brings. Each region of the country brings you a change of scenery, dress, people, culture and activities. Visitors are surprised by the friendliness of the people of Slovenia. You can find a good selection of traditional cuisine, hotels, resorts and spas that are affordable. Also, be sure to check out the thermal springs and the wine region. There is no shortage of activities; ski in the morning or take the afternoon relaxing on the Adriatic Sea.