Where to Travel If You’re Kind of Broke
Have you always wanted to explore the world, but seem to be limited by a small budget? Thankfully, there are quite a few amazing countries that can be explored at the fraction of the cost of major travel destination. Here is a list of seven incredible places to visit where your can satisfy your wanderlust without emptying your wallet.
Thailand has recently risen in popularity as a backpacking destination for the traveler on a budget. Despite its growing fame, it is still easy to travel in Thailand without spending too much money. With its incredible temples and amazing cuisine, this country is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Food and accommodation in this country are both amazingly cheap. Seeing the country by bus will not break the bank and you can often negotiate with taxi drivers for a cheaper ride.
While many travelers flock to Western Europe to visit France or Germany, the Czech Republic is often overlooked as a travel destination. Compared to other European cities, Prague, the capital, is significantly more affordable. If you are fascinated by European history, simply wander the streets in this city and explore incredible architecture, Jewish heritage, and free museums. You can get a full history lesson here without spending a dime.
While Thailand seems to be the more obvious choice when looking for a budget travel destination in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is an extremely affordable travel location. Many travelers see the country via motorbike, which a cheap way to get around and take in the sights. Vietnam is another country with unique cuisine that is sure to delight your tongue without emptying your wallet. Between the temples, cities, and beaches, Vietnam is another incredible Asian country that is rising in popularity among backpackers. This often overlooked gem in Southeast Asia is worth a visit if you want an adventure that stays within your budget.
With Cuba become more accessible to American citizens just recently, it has become another amazing and cheap travel destination. While it can be easy to go over budget in this country, careful travelers will find it an extremely affordable country. While there you may find yourself visiting salsa clubs, dipping your toes in the ocean, and enjoying watching classic cars godown the street. Accommodation in hostels is extremely affordable here, as is the food if you avoid sit-down restaurants.
At the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa is a surprisingly cheap travel destination. Here you can go on safari to encounter amazing wildlife without breaking the bank. While public transportation is harder to find in this country, Uber taxis are fairly reliable and affordable for getting around. Popular areas, such as Cape Town, are likely to cost more, but avoiding the main tourist traps can help your budget go much further in this country.
Despite its economic difficulties in recent history, Greece is an incredible travel destination. If anything, the price of the travel in Greece is currently much cheaper than travel in many other European countries. While traveling around Greece, be sure to try some Souvlaki and other Grecian delights. You can also enjoy much of the incredible architecture for free, allowing you to do plenty of sightseeing without spending any money at all.
While tourists traveling to South America often head to Brazil or Argentina, Bolivia is a South American country that is sure to stay within your travel budget. One of the country’s most famous features, the Salar de Uyuni salt flats can be toured at little cost. Tasting some amazing local food is also a cheap endeavor compared to other countries in South America. City tours and museum entree fees are cheaper here than what would be expected in other countries, so you can get your fill of culture at a reasonable price.
Bulgaria is yet another European destination that is much cheaper than more popular European countries. Here, you can explore some amazing beaches that are guaranteed to be less crowded than those in the typical European beach destinations. With its rich history, you can explore old ruins, amazing architecture, and medieval cities all while staying within your budget. This country offers a blend of European and Turkish culture is bound to satisfy your need for exploration.
While it can be tempting to travel to the typical tourist destinations, exploring further afield can save you quite a bit of hard earned cash. Exploring some of these cheaper travel destinations is also bound to give you an incredible cultural experience that your won’t find anywhere else in the world. So take a trip off the beaten path and stay within your budget along the way.