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7 Affordable (And Marvelous) Travel Destinations

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Going on holidays doesn’t need to take a toll on your wallet everytime you want to experience some new adventure. There are destinations out there which can just be as affordable as they are amazing and full of surprises. We made a little list of our favorites because travel and discovery is something you should really do at least once a year. Here they are.

  • Thailand

    Photo via travelchannel.com
    Photo via travelchannel.com

    Thailand is a paradise, and it is currently a favorite destination among beach-and-culture-lover all over the world. The ticket might cost you something, but life there is more than affordable. Even better, both for your wallet and your experience, if you get away from the main touristic locations — Rough Guides suggests Nakhon Si Thammarat and Mae Hong Son Loop.

  • Romania

    Photo via travelaway.me
    Photo via travelaway.me

    This often underrated Eastern European gem is a triumph of magical sceneries, vibrant cities, and castles. Count Dracula, anyone? Visit Romania now to make the best out of it, with half the tourist of most other castle-crowded locations (and half the price). Do it for us and go fall in love with Transylvania, for starters.

  • Vietnam

    Photo via insiderjourneys.com.au
    Photo via insiderjourneys.com.au

    With amazing food, jungles, cities and people, Vietnam is a great destination for your backpacking trip. It is also budget-friendly like not many other Asian destinations. A must-visit, especially when it comes to treasures like Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh, and the Mekong Delta.

  • South Africa

    Photo via telegraph.co.uk
    Photo via telegraph.co.uk

    If you like the paradox of luxe at affordable prices, South Africa is your oyster. If approached in the right season (Refinery29 says between May and September), your stay at a luxury hotel or some safari adventure can be rather doable without breaking the bank. Do not miss Cape Town and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi.

  • India

    Photo via indiatravelpackageblog.wordpress.com
    Photo via indiatravelpackageblog.wordpress.com

    Is there any place more magical than India? With its perfumes, sounds, colors, unbelievable temples and food, trust us when we say it’s the trip of a lifetime. Apart from the obvious stops, do not miss Varanasi, Pushkar, and Jaipur.

  • Portugal

    Photo via Forbes.com
    Photo via Forbes.com

    Staying budget-friendly in the West is possible, and you will love every second of it. Head to Portugal for unbelievable beaches (Rough Guides says go to Alentejo), and plunge into the vibrant city life of Lisbon and Porto.

  • Greece

    Photo via Occupy.com
    Photo via Occupy.com

    Yes, these are critical times for Greece, and the country could just benefit from the support of travelers to get back on its feet. Plus, its beauty is hard to believe. While prices are now lower, the incredible appeal of Athens and the several islands you can reach from there remains unchanged. It’s your chances to check out classics like Santorini, Crete, and then Naxos and Donousa.

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