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5 European spots to add to your Bucketlist in 2018!

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Travel can be really expensive when it comes to all components such as the flights on specific dates and of course the right accommodation. But we do what we can to make it happen, right? So, Rebel Nation, I decided to showcase some of the best bucket list worthy destinations in Europe, where you get more for your money! However, the one stipulation is that you have to do your very best to get there on the cheap – so set your travel alerts asap! 




Average Daily Cost: £70 

Sea, mountains and apparently, they make good cider if that’s a deal maker for you. Sunbathing on the Costa Verde’s beaches is a must, as well as checking out the sacred fountain at the Covadonga sanctuary. Hiking through the National Park is an adventurous option, while sampling the freshest seafood platters might be the best you’ve ever tasted.  

Where to stay: Finca Portizuelo



Average Daily Cost: £87 

It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and you can clearly see why! Stretching from Salzburg and the Dachstein mountains lies this amazing lake scene in the village of Hallstatt.  The best way to really immerse yourself and enjoy the views is to get around by walking or bikes. Or to try the rowboats and the railway car to the worlds first salt mines which I am sure will be an instagrammers dream! 

Where to stay: Gasthof Hirlatz or Gasthof Simony

5 European spots to add to your Bucketlist! 


Average Daily Cost: £95 

The Azores, namely the Hawaii of Europe located off the coast of Portugal. Now this place is filled with lakes and geysers, waterfalls and thermal springs and of course acres of greenery. Be advised that travelling between islands can get pretty pricey, so my top tip would be to head towards 1 island stop to Sao Miguel! Why? Well because you will be able to taste a stew that’s cooked by volcanic steam (Cozido das Furnas)!!! You can tick that off the bucket list! 

Where to stay: Terra Nostra Garden Hotel or Furnas Boutique Hotel

 5 European spots to add to your Bucketlist!


Average Daily Cost: £67 

Some people would argue (namely me) that the Pelion Peninsula is where you will find Greece’s most beautiful beaches and NOT just Santorini! The water is crystal clear and surrounds by mountainsides – come on how good does that look. You will have a chance to visit a range of hilltop villages through mountain paths, landscapes that’s unchanged for millennia, rustic tavernas and those white guest houses. A destination that is definitely worth exploring where very few tourists venture. 

Where to stay: Melies Apartments   




Average Daily spend: £76 

One of the most towns you will ever find in Europe and a little hidden gem. This former venetian port area sits on the slopes of the bay of Kotor. The best thing about this quiet town are the views and just to be completely relaxed. What more do you need except good food, sunsets and the promise of tranquility. For those of you who are itching to sightsee there are a vast amount of churches and palazzos! 

Where to stay: Hotel Conte or Hotel Admiral  

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    Star harford
    September 1, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    The beach in portugal looks lovely! I would like to visit all the places you have written about in this post!

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    September 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Yes any of these places! Especially in Greece on that actual beach! Its raining here now in Switzerland!

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    September 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I would love to go to Greece. Maybe one day I will sure. And then Greece. Both are amazing. Love the blog. Short and Simple.

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    September 2, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Perfect list, it needs to be added in everybody’s list. These places look so serene and full of tranquility, I’m just bowled over!

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    September 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I travel to Spain quite a lot these days so I will add on my travel list the Asturias. It looks so pretty and non-touristy, and I would love to try those sea food platters. It’s my favourite kind of food while on vacation! 🙂

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    September 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    This is such a great compilation, Hal. I have been to Greece but couldn’t get to go to The Pelion Peninsula, I have added the rest to my travel list, thanks for sharing it! 🙂

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    Samantha Carraro
    September 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I’m so sad there isn’t Italy in this list but these are some lovely places, I’ve always wanted to go to basically all of these!

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    Calleigh Keibler - TheForkBite
    September 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    How traveling changes the world rapidly and I want to expand my bucket-list travel beyond the typical tourist favorites with these underrated countries and cities around the world. Thanks for the tips.

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    Ali Rost
    September 3, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I’m so glad you included a place in Spain. My best friend’s daughter is just back from a 6-month study abroad in Spain. When she graduates she’s hoping to return and look for a job. Selfishly, I hope she does, because that will give us a good excuse to visit! x

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    Prateek Goel
    September 3, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Spain, Austria and Portugal are worth exploring. I’m looking forward to visiting anyone of these countries in near future. However, for an Indian I think 87 Euro may be not enough for Austria.

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    Tiina A
    September 3, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Lovely spots to visit indeed! Salzkammergut is not so far from where I live but never actually visited there. Have to do it one day soon.

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    Kailash Joshi
    September 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I love traveling, it is a dream of mine to explore Europe someday, amazing sights if you love nature and peace 🙂

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    September 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Spain, Greece and Austria I have went but not to Montenegro and Portugal. Loved your recommendations and I will add these two countries to my wish list also.

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    kathryn Maher
    September 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    These destinations are quite unique and not the usual “run of the mill”. I love the Pelion Peninsula in Greece. If its a good alternative to Santorini then I’m sold I love Greece so this one gets my vote.

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    Jennifer L
    September 4, 2017 at 4:58 am

    These are all seriously bucket list goals. I’ve heard some amazing things about Azores, Portugal that I just know I want to experience first hand. But I’d seriously love to any on the list.

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    September 4, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Nice list! Too many beautiful places to visit! And since I am from Greece, there are also too many amazing islands to visit during Summer!

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    London Mumma
    September 4, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Well i would of knocked one off the list next year. We are going to Portugal and so excited.

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    Radif Rahman
    September 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I will definitely add these to my Bucket list, wonderful post with amazing photos.

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    Yesh Sewdayal
    September 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Such great suggestions for destinations! Spain, Montenegro and Greece are on my list!

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    Lev Leetian
    September 4, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Oh my, those are some fabulous places to really add to my travel bucket list 🙂 It’s a nice change compared to the usual tourist spots in those countries. Thanks for sharing!

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    La Shell
    September 4, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    These are clearly off of the beaten paths. I have never heard of these places. I have only been to two places in Europe and definitely want to do some more visiting. I love being in places that aren’t all touristy and I love being immersed in the culture. Thanks for the info!

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    Darleen Redman
    September 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Wow. Those photo are so beautiful and now I have more to add to my bucket list which is not always a good thing. Heehee. Time to plan.

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    September 5, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    This gave me so much wanderlust. Of course as my heritage is Portuguese I would definitely recommend the island of Azores, it is definitely the Hawaiin spot in Europe x

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    Lori Hilliard
    September 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    These are all lovely spots. For me, Montenegro would definitely be at the top of my bucket list.

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    September 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I love seeing people’s perspectives on where we should spend our travel money. All these places look lovely.

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    Toast and Travel
    September 18, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I love Austria so much so I HAVE to go to Salzkammergut!!

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    Salvador Diaz
    September 19, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Great post! I’ve been to Asturias and It’s a beautiful place.

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    January 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Definitely one day! Great article

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    January 1, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, awesome destinations! Spain is in my destination list for this year.

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    January 2, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Montenegro has been on my list for awhile, as well as Azores. Now I’m adding Asturias. Great list!

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