A lot of people want to get into full time travel. Quit your dead end job and head out to see the world. Why the hell not?? I really feel that life is too short to just pay bills and be stressed to the max.
I am selling my crap this year and giving into my wanderlust to just travel. Screw it.
I will be a budget traveler. Saving money and being frugal is paramount. So what are some countries and regions for getting the most value for your money, meeting friendly locals and travelers, eating well, and having fun.
Keep in mind that all destinations have pros AND cons. What works for one person may not work for you when traveling to a certain country or region.
Here are just 9 of the best budget travel destinations for you to consider for your itinerary.
Thailand is at the heart of budget backpacking in Southeast Asia, and you can get by on between $25-30 a day thanks to cheap guesthouses and hostels, street food, local buses, and attractions.
Budget travel in Australia may seem unlikely it should be considered thanks to a lot of work exchange opportunities, a well-worn budget backpacker trail, lots of Couchsurfing hosts, and relatively cheap groceries.
Ancient ruins, trek through the jungle, surf, and eat delicious food with few tourists around. Oh, and you can do it cheaply. Budget hotels for around $15 per night, meals for $3, most bus journeys for the same price, and beer for less than a dollar. Sign me up.
Travel in South Korea is high tech, the food is wonderful, the countryside is beautiful, and the nightlife is out of this world. The South Korean currency at 1,100 won per $1 USD and most everything costs only a few thousand won. A budget travel destination not considered enough.
On my list of amazing places to see. Portugal is one of the bargain countries in Europe where your money can take you far. Beautiful beaches, wine country, stunning cliffs, delicious food, jovial locals, and historic cities on a backpacker budget.
Cambodia is one of people’s favorite countries in the region — it’s affordable, beautiful, and the locals are incredibly hospitable. It has a slower pace than Thailand, which many folks appreciate. You can get a private, air-conditioned room for $20 USD, street food for $2, and transportation across the country for $20.
IF you can get there, you can find cheap guesthouses, transportation, and activities, especially in the popular Yasawa Islands. Fiji is one of the best budget destinations in the region and not to be missed.
These are just a few of the budget travel destinations you can consider if you are looking to save money while traveling.
What places have I missed? Where are you planning on traveling this year? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
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