For many, travel isn’t so much a hobby as it’s a means of life, particularly for people who are young, crazy and totally disoriented.
Unfortunately, crossing the world does not come cheap, and getting the maximum bang for your dollar is Critical, therefore a few sacrifices have to be created — for example, staying at a hostel rather than the 4-star resort
Maintaining things cheap is not always simple for the world traveler, but for those people who have the travel bug, here are a few places you need to visit that will not break the bank!
- Auckland, New Zealand
If you are travelling to Auckland, New Zealand then the one thing that you might discover expensive will be the flight, especially if you’re flying from the US. However, the food and accommodations are more than cheap here.
2. Marrakech, Morocco
Being Ranked as the number one travel destination in the 2015, Marrakech has a lot to offer to the visiting tourists. You’ll want to go between October and May as the places to stay will drop their rates, and the food is amazing and will fit into any budget.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
A hiker’s delight, the Incan ruins of Machu Pichu is simply breathtaking. The Inca trail and even a trip to the Peruvian coast are affordable destinations in this South American nation.
4. Varna, Bulgaria
Though quite underrated, Varna is still one of the most affordable eastern European cities to visit. This resort town lies right on the coast of the Black Sea.
5. Medellin, Colombia
The first thing one might think of when Colombia is mentioned is cocaine and drug trafficking. Infamous for being a dangerous place thanks tot drug lords like Pablo Escobar, Colombia is improving its reputation and places like Medellin, Bogota and Cali are very affordable for tourists.
6. Ankor Wat, Cambodia
Cambodia is a relatively cheap place to visit, but, unfortunately, the flights there aren’t. But to get a glimpse of the Buddhist temple, Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, just might be worth it.
7. Madrid, Spain
Even though Europe is considered to be an expensive continent, Spain is considered to be relatively cheaper. The best months to travel there are September, October, April and May.
8. Hanoi, Vietnam
Nothing could be a better value for travelers than Vietnam as it is quite budget friendly. The best time to visit is late December so you can avoid the rains.
Cuba is one of the most popular tourist destinations and now flights from the U.S. have finally resumed after over half a century. Even if you go for the last minute deals or plan a package trip, Cuba is going to be quite affordable. The best months to travel are September to November and January to March.
10. Arizona, USA
Arizona is hands down the most beautiful state in the U.S. It has it all, from forests to deserts and there’s something for everyone. Hike or camp or get a hotel room or timeshare, either way the rates of accommodations have gone down in recent years. Just don’t go from June to August unless you like it hot!
11. Crete, Greece
Greece is among the top visited countries as it is both cheap and beautiful. Travel blogger Nomadic Matt says, “Greece is a great deal, but you should stay in places like Crete instead of Santorini if you want to save money.” If you feel the need to check out Santorini while visiting Crete, it’s a seven hour ferry ride, but it might just be worth it.
12. Bangkok, Thailand
One of the cheapest places to travel in the world is Bangkok, Thailand. Rooms can be as low as $20 a night and food and flights are inexpensive as well.
13. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is an island province of Indonesia and a popular tourist destination. With accommodations and food being extremely cheap, it’s popular with the younger crowds. If you’re a coffee lover, then this might be the place for you — coffee is found in abundance on the nearby island of Java. Check it out in April, May, September and October.
14. Lisbon, Portugal
There must be something about the Iberian Peninsula. Like its neighbor Spain, Portugal’s capital city is one of the cheapest European cities to fly into. The best months, like just about anywhere else, are mid-spring and early fall.
15. Palawan, Philippines
For people traveling from the West Coast of the U.S., The Philippines is a very affordable place to visit. The average cost per night in a hostel will run you about 10 bucks, and the tropical resorts on the island of Palawan are second to none.
16. South Korea
If you love street food, then South Korea is for you. A meal won’t dig a hole in your wallet, even if it’s at a four-star restaurant. There are also plenty of beaches on the nation’s coasts. Deacon Beach, which is just southwest of the capital city of Seoul, is one of the most popular for international tourists and locals alike.