This past January I was fortunate enough to have been able to do some solo traveling to Central America. I spent a total of 6 weeks in Nicaragua and a week in El Salvador. It was nothing short of incredible.
I am hoping to be able to do the same thing this coming winter.
I am also trying to save a significant amount of money to help my son with his post secondary education so it remains to be seen if I will also be able to travel for 6-8 weeks. I am hopeful though and researching possible destinations is fun.
Where Are the Best Places For Budget Travel?
I am a budget traveler. I take a very small backpack(25-30 liters) and I stay in hostels. So any potential destination must meet certain criteria.
I do want/need to travel somewhere warm. I am do this to escape winter in Canada for 6-8 weeks. In Nicaragua it did not rain the entire time I was there. And I honestly did not find it to be too humid. Yes it was HOT but that is okay.
I need a solo travel destination to be budget friendly.
What does this mean?
- Decent hostels for 10-15$ per night.
- Street food for for 1-3$.
- Budget friendly in-country travel options.
So the floor is open for discussion. Where have some of you traveled that you would recommend that also meets the above criteria?
Here are some possibilities for my next solo travel adventure:
Southeast Asia is a possibility but the humidity and the distance probably puts it near the bottom of the list.
Last year I was planning on Portugal but in February I think it will be a bit cool for my liking(still a possibility though!).
Other places in Central America like Guatemala. I heard lots of great things when I was in Nicaragua from other travelers.
South America, specifically Columbia and Ecuador. I have heard nothing but great things about these 2 South American countries. The question is in regards to the weather during February and March. Will it be sunny for the majority of the trip?
Another consideration is the value of the Canadian dollar. Right now it is very weak compared to the American dollar so for most destinations I am losing out BIG TIME on the exchange. This may become a factor when coming up with possible destinations.
So if anyone would be kind enough to comment with some ideas of where I may want to consider as a destination that would be awesome. Thanks in advance.
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