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Looking For A Budget Vacation?

Here are the top 12 places to visit this summer whilst on a budget.

POSTEDBYHANNAH COPE

How else would you want to spend your money other than on experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime? But do not worry the debt you collect whilst on them is not something that necessarily has to last a lifetime. 

This summer kick your feet back, poor yourself a large glass of prosecco and leave the research to us. We have found the best locations to visit whilst on a budget. Just think about all the money you will have left over to spend on cocktails by the pool😉. 

1.Thailand

If you are looking to spend your time surrounded by beautiful temples, animals, and street food this is the perfect place for you. You may have heard Thailand is saying it wants to focus only on high-spending tourists in its post pandemic tourism recovery, but it remains inescapably known as one of the best budget destinations so don’t worry. 

The travel costs for Thailand are much much lower as you travel inland. If you are looking to not spend a fortune, maybe try and avoid staying on the southern islands and beaches, although there may be some luxury accommodation for great value here, we would recommend maybe going on day trips to these areas. 

2. Prague

Looking for a cheap pint? Boy, do we have the perfect place for you. Almost everywhere in Prague will serve you a pint for less than $2. Prague is also home to Karlovy Lázně, the largest nightclub in Europe. So, for all you drinkers/ part animals get booking your flights. 

Not only is Prague known for its alcohol, but it also is arguably one of the most beautiful and picturesque places to visit, especially the Old Town Square which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe. It is also one of Europe’s cheapest tourist destinations so do not worry about having to take a loan out for this trip.

3. Brazil

How could we miss out Brazil? This country being the worlds fifth largest country means it comes as no surprise that it is overflowing with amazing travel destinations. From the huge, incredible waterfalls of Iguaçu to the colorful beach towns of the Bahia coast, Brazil is a whole universe ready to be explored. 

And with things like café food and public transit being so insanely cheap, on average a tourist spends only around $20 per day. So, what are you waiting for. 

4. Indonesia

No doubt your mind automatically goes to the island resort of Bali. But in this massive archipelago that is wider than the entire USA there is so so so much more to discover. 

Bali’s neighboring islands including that of Lombok, Java, and Sulawesi, are even cheaper than Bali. In general Indonesia is extremely cheap and has so much to offer in terms of what to do, this is the perfect place to go on vacation. That is if you do not mind the heat too much of course. 

5. Cuba

When it comes to Cuba it is known as quite the time capsule. Although many who have visited will argue it has changed to those of us who have never been it will definitely be impressive. 

Travel in Cuba is a bargain to say the least, especially when its huge network of family-run Casas Particulares offers such affordable and charming accommodation. If you do end up going here, please have a mojito somewhere in Havana for us. 

6. Turkey

While Turkey may be somewhat known as a place which is rundown and struggling in terms of its economy it is still such a fascinating travel destination that you must visit at least once in your life. Each year this country appears to attract more and more tourists but remains cheap in comparison to other countries. 

Turkey is also a lot more relaxed and less stressful compared to major western countries whilst also offering just the right amount of exotic. This is a destination everyone is sure to enjoy.

7. Morocco 

Morocco is just a stones throw away from Europe and quite cheap to travel. But please steer away from the pushy salesman trying to sell you overpriced belts and rugs, because trust us you do not want to end up locked in one of them shops. 

Expenses for traveling Morocco drop considerably when traveling independently so if you are looking to save money, we recommend avoiding the organized tours that will undoubtedly be at every street corner. For those backpackers out there, there is a growing number of backpacker hostels, whereas for the rest of you we would suggest staying in the iconic riads- traditional hotels with garden courtyards. 

8. Mexico 

No not the classic beach resorts of Cancun, Cabo, or Tulum. They are great and all, but these tourist-priced locations are only cheap if you compare them to the likes of Miami and Hawaii, if you really want cheap you will have to travel elsewhere.

There is so much to discover in this immense country. The one travel route we would recommend is that running from Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula, this is also extremely safe in comparison to some places you are likely to find in Mexico. The Chiapas state is also beautiful as it is filled with jungles, waterfalls, and epic Mayan ruins. Just make sure you branch out further than just eating at Taco Bell every day. 

9. Vietnam

Vietnam is not just one of the cheapest Asian countries but also one of the most underrated. It is a country of extreme contrasts. If you visit here, you will bounce between some huge tourist hotspots to some of the most authentic places you will ever see. 

There are of course the well-known places you will have to visit here such as Ho Chi Minh City and Phong Nha, but also do not miss out on the other amazing places such as the norther province of Ha Giang is which as pure and authentic as it gets. If you eat local you will struggle to spend more than a few dollars per meal, and also with just $10 you will undoubtedly get a clean and comfortable place to say. 

10. Nicaragua

This is the largest country in Central America. Nicaragua is known for its untouched beaches, idyllic islands, many volcanoes and beautiful towns. There are incredibly cheap hotels to be found here, maybe not as cheap as places such as in Vietnam but the idyllic scenery makes it worth your money. 

The country has 550 miles of coastline and is tranquil all year round. Imagine having the calm of the Caribbean to the east and the surf waves of the Pacific to the west, a type of beach for everyone. Just imagine the holiday anecdotes you could collect here, and all whilst spending next to nothing.

11. Bosnia- Herzegovina 

Our guess is that this country is so cheap due to everyone believing there is still a way going on here but believe it or not that was about thirty years ago now. You just need to so much as glance at a picture of this Balkan country to know this is somewhere that is worth your time. 

Even the capital, Sarajevo, is extremely touristed despite its genuine warmth, interesting architecture, and historic quarter. Budget-friendly is an understatement for this country. 

12. Nepal

Nepal happens to be one of the world's cheapest places for mountain trekking, whether guided or independent. This makes it an extremely different and unique location to what we have previously spoken about. 

There are many many routes to take through the Himalayas and at the very most you are likely to spend $40 a day whilst in Nepal. This is definitely the dream location for adrenaline junkies with there being many opportunities to undergo activities such as mountain biking, bungee jumping and paragliding. 

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