#10. Riga, Latvia
Riga remains affordable in part because it’s still relatively undiscovered. But that may be about to change as Riga takes its place on the world stage as a 2014 European Capital of Culture. For now, though, travelers can still stay, play, and eat on the cheap. In fact, Riga scored a spot in the top 10 on both Price of Travel’s Europe 3-Star Traveler Index (with an average daily cost of about $74 for accommodations, transportation, meals, and activities) and its Europe Backpacker Index (with an average daily cost of about $33).
by Christine Sarkis, senior editor of SmarterTravel focuses on travel trends and always on the lookout for the next great destination. Her work has been published in Spain from a Backpack, a collection of short travel stores, and The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008. This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.