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16 Affordable Places To Go If You’re Young, Broke And Want To Travel The World

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Some people consider travelling as an intrinsic part of their lives, rather than a hobby. Most of these people are relatively young and are adventurous in nature.

However, nowadays, visiting foreign countries is not cheap at all, hence it’s critical that all planning is done prior to visiting the destination. If you don’t have a lot of money to spare, then you need to make a few sacrifices in terms of service quality – e.g. you might have to stay at a cheaper hotel instead of a 4-star hotel.

There are a few tourist destinations which make it really easy since food, as well as accommodation, are quite cheap in these areas. Let’s take a look at them.



1. Auckland, New Zealand

Flights to Auckland, New Zealand might be expensive if you are staying in the USA, but everything else including food and hotels are really inexpensive there.

2. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech was declared the best travel destination in 2015 by TripAdvisor. The best months to visit are between October and May since the rates are reduced during this time period. Also the food there is just awesome.

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

The Incan ruins of Machu Pichu are ideal for not only hikers but also other tourists. Even if you are not into hiking, you would be able to enjoy the Peruvian coast and the accommodation is quite cheap too.

4. Varna, Bulgaria

Varna isn’t that popular but it definitely is the one of the cheapest tourist destinations in east Europe. It is located near the coast of the Black Sea.

5. Medellin, Colombia

I am sure that when you hear about the place Colombia, you are probably thinking about drugs and cocaine. Its true that Colombia is a dangerous place, mainly due to drug lords such as Pablo Escobar. However, in recent years, the situation has improved significantly, and places in Colombia such as Medellin, Bogota and Cali are quite cheap for tourists.

6. Ankor Wat, Cambodia

Cambodia itself is really cheap but the flights cost a lot. You will find the largest religious monument in the world, the Buddhist temple Angkor Wat, here, so if that interests you then the flight might be worth it.

7. Madrid, Spain

Compared to other destinations of Europe, Spain is quite affordable. September, October, April and May are the ideal months to visit Spain.

8. Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam is a popular cheap tourist destination, but you should visit during late December to not get stuck in the rains.

9. Cuba

Cuba is an extremely affordable tourist destination and now you can easily visit Cuba from the USA via flights, which wasn’t possible in the past. The flights are quite cheap too, even if booked at the last minute. September to November and January to Marchare the best time periods to visit Cuba.

10. Arizona, USA

Arizona is a really beautiful state in the USA. You will find both forests and deserts here, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Hiking or camping is possible, and the accommodation rates are really low too. But remember that the months between June and August are too hot, so don’t visit during that time.

11. Crete, Greece

Greece is a really beautiful country, and as it’s so cheap, it is quite popular as a tourist destination. According to travel blogger Nomadic Matt, if tourists are interested in spending the least amount of money in Greece, they should be staying at Crete instead of Santorini. Also, there is a ferry ride from Crete to Santorini for those who are interested, but it is 7 hours long.

12. Bangkok, Thailand

Almost everyone knows that Bangkok is a really cheap destination in Thailand. Hotels are dirt cheap, with average cost of 20$ per night and moreover, the flights and food are also inexpensive.

13. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an island in Indonesia which is a very popular tourist destination. The food and hotels are really cheap compared to the service provided. Younger tourists prefer this destination more. Also, Bali is quite popular for its coffee, which is found in plenty on the island of Java. The ideal months to visit Bali are April, May, September and October.

14. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisobon, Portugal’s capital is one of the cheapest tourist destinations in Europe. The best time to visit this city is mid-spring and early fall.

15. Palawan, Philippines

Philippines is an affordable tourist destination, especially for people living in the West Coast of USA. It only costs around 10 bucks per night even though the quality of the tropical resorts on the island of Palawan are excellent.

16. South Korea

South Korea is the ideal place for street-food lovers. Meals here don’t cost a ton, even if you are at a four-star restaurant. Besides, there are countless beaches on the coast of South Korea. Daechon Beach, located to the south-west of Seoul, capital of South Korea, is considered to be one of the most popular international tourist destinations.

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