If you’re afraid that your travel bucket list will leave you with a huge loan if you push it through, think again. There are a lot of ways that you can travel without breaking the bank — that is, if you know when to travel right.
There are a lot of lesser-visited places around the world due to the fear of its expensive cost. Thanks to an analyst from Kayak, a booking site, it revealed a list of countries that you can visit without depleting your bank account. This varies from the travel time to the airfare to the hotel rates. So without further ado, here is the list of the top destinations you can visit for an affordable price.
Toronto, Canada, is just near the northern border. It is a city filled with a rich culture, a variety of sumptuous foods, and a lot of activities to do. You will never get bored. It is also dubbed as the Hollywood North due to the number of celebrities it houses. The mortgage may be a little high here, but they have a huge net worth to pay so.
So when’s the best time to visit? It is much better to fly here in the month of November. The flight will only cost a little over $200, and the average rate for a hotel room is about $211 a night.
Because of its big currency change, you may think of France as an expensive country to visit. It is a cult favorite amongst the travelers, especially the region of Alsace. Although Paris still has more tourists, the most favorite village to visit here is Kaysersberg. It has a great architecture that dates back to the 13th century, an investment that has been adored for years. It is also famous for its wine caves and hearty Alsatian cuisine that everybody will surely love.
For just over $650 for a round-trip ticket, you can fly to Strasbourg in January. The hotel room is also much cheaper here compared to Toronto, Canada, and will only cost you $191 a night.
With Armenia’s new liberal government, the country now has fresher energy. Its luxury hotels in Erevan are now developing, but your trip will only be completed if you manage to visit its beautiful countryside, Khor Virap. It is an old monastery that dates back more than 2,500 years. With the combination of its mountainside views and ancient architecture, it will surely take your breath away.
For over $860, it is better to go here on its off-peak season of March. Your credit card will surely be un-abused with its $95 a night hotel rate.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland in Australia. This place is also considered as the country’s capital of design due to its several art galleries. It holds Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) or the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) to learn about the Asian-Pacific art. You can even buy good pieces from the local and international designers themselves in the Fortitude Valley district. And as Australia is known for its incredible wildlife, you can also see the country’s wild animals that you have never seen before.
So, it’s time to improve your money managed and save about $955 for your airfare when you fly here in February with a median hotel price of $122 a night in the city.
It has been 600 years since the beauty of Madeira is discovered, and it continuously puts everyone in awe with its stunning views. This archipelago in Portugal is comprised of four islands off the northwest coast of Africa. You can trek along miles of rugged coast and enjoy its famous Madeira, an 18th-century fortified wine. Its capital, Funchal, is also growing with the building of several hotels to welcome the thousands of guests coming here.
The best time to come here is in February, and the price for a round-trip flight to Funchal will only cost you $639. A hotel complete with a home security system is reportedly about $101 per night. Despite the affordable, you will surely be safe.