If money grew on trees, you’d be off right now. But traveling on a budget takes planning. With some research you can still enjoy trendy cities, crazy adventures in remote areas, breathtaking scenery, and delicious food without breaking the bank or wrecking your diet.
The dollar is still strong, which means you can get a lot of bang for your buck whether you go to Europe, which has many inexpensive secret gems, East Africa or South Asia. A couple of charming and cool places in the U.S. made the list as well.
Making vacation plans and getting ready to stoke your wanderlust have been scientifically proven to improve health. The largest boost in happiness comes from the simple act of planning a journey. Nearly 4 out of 5 domestic trips – that is 79 percent – are taken for leisure purposes, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
You may think that destinations in Europe are expensive because of their popularity, but you can find many all-inclusive and cheap hotels to suit your style and fit your budget.