The dream holiday you have been planning for a decade might stay a dream if you don’t take a step forward. You might not want to hear this, but I want to tell you that you can go on your dream holiday even on a tight budget. Sometimes, to make your dreams come true, you must go out of the box and plan on something extraordinary.
However, your extraordinary doesn’t need to be extra expensive. While staying within your budget, we will give you some holiday travel ideas you might need when you start your holiday travel plans.
We started our list of holiday travel ideas with South Asia because we know how affordable it is to enjoy coconut water in Bali than have coffee in Paris. When you think of South Asia, you think of Bangkok or Thailand, but there are places in South Asia other than that. For example, Laos, Indonesia, and the Philippines are some of the cheapest destinations in South Asia that provide the best tourist attractions. With natural beauty to ponder over, there are multiple affordable accommodations. Do visit these places.
Balkans is one of the up-and-coming cheap travel spots. Why Balkans? This region is less expensive during shoulder seasons, with pleasant weather and less crowded. Various commuting options are cheap for tourists, like a bus. In fact, air tickets to the Balkans are also easily available at lower costs from major cities. When it comes to food, the Balkans have the best local food with affordable options.
Suppose we compare Central America to other parts of America. It is relatively low in cost of living. The overall accommodation, food, transportation, and activities are generally more affordable in Central America than in North America or South America. Some budget-friendly places in Central America are Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador; you can add these places to your travel list and visit someday. It is also known for its affordable food options.
Eastern Europe is a good option for budget travelers as you can get many affordable hotels or rooms to stay in. The cuisine of this destination is known for its hearty, flavorful dishes and budget-friendly prices. Their street food is one of the best and a great way to enjoy local flavors at a small price. Besides food, it is very easy to commute in tis region because of bus or train, both of which are affordable and efficient modes of transportation.
Traveling off-season is an affordable way to travel because airfares are usually low in the off-season. As there are fewer passengers in such times, airlines offer huge discounts to travelers and try to attract more passengers. The same is the case with hotels; fewer tourists travel in the off-season, reducing the business of hotel owners. In off-peak times, hotels offer good packages to travelers who come.
These are just a bunch of ideas you can explore more ways to travel more on a budget and to some great places. The best way to travel on a budget is to figure out the time, season, and destination beforehand. The rest comes falling in the plan!
Mark Johnson is a passionate technology professional with over 11 years of experience in the Managed Services IT space and a wide variety of industry-leading certifications. Mark’s extensive Managed IT experience and aptitude for quickly learning and adapting to new technologies has equipped him to offer valuable insight across a broad spectrum of business technology solutions.