Anyone who loves to travel will usually admit to also enjoying doing so on the cheap. There is something great about being able to save a lot of money as you travel the world, and yet it can often seem very difficult to actually do that. The truth is that you need to prepare and plan a lot if you want to manage this – but that is not to say that it is therefore not possible. As long as you know what you are doing, it is actually relatively straightforward to travel quite cheaply, even if you are going on a big world tour. A big part of this is ensuring that you find a good range of inexpensive destinations. Fortunately, there are plenty of those to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the best.
There is no corner of the world where you can’t find a cheap destination to fly to and stay and enjoy your holiday. What’s more, some of the most popular destinations can also be cheap if you know how to go about it. A great example of this is Mexico. This is a country which you can visit very cheaply, and yet you can still expect to experience a first class kind of journey and stay throughout. Part of the reason for this is that the cost structure there is very different to many other places you can travel, which makes it very cheap for travellers, especially those from further afield.
It is also true that part of the reason for low prices in Mexico is that there is a relatively poor public perception of the country on the world’s stage. However, this does not tend to equate with the experiences that travellers really have when they visit the country. If you visit Mexico, you will surely find it every bit the welcoming and enjoyable trip, and yet you will also have the joy of paying relatively little for it too.
You will also be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to find top, five-star hotels for prices you would never see in many other parts of the world. If you are coming from Europe, you can prepare to be especially blown away by the amount of fantastic resorts which you can find on the cheap. All in all, Mexico is great country to consider if you would like to both save a little cash and invest in some fantastic memories with your loved ones.
Many Asian destinations are famously cheap to travel to and stay in, but some also offer some fantastic advantages that other might be missing. A great one for those who like to experience a genuine taste of culture shock but without completely getting lost is to visit Singapore. If you have never considered this particular destination, here are a few reasons why you might want to re-think it.
Singapore is extremely popular as a tourist destination – in fact, in many years recently it has been the single most visited Asian city, and the fifth most visited city in the world. You would think that this would drive prices up, but the opposite effect seems to have taken place. Sure, for those with the top money it is always going to be a favorite spot to really splash out, but the budget traveller can make a lot of this fantastic city as well. It’s all about how you approach it in the first place.
If you take a look at the price of renting a hdb in Singapore, you might be pleasantly surprised at just how cheap it can be. These prices are also reflected in the more temporary accommodation as well however, so short-term visitors will find it easy to get hold of a cheap and cheerful hotel. As for eating out and finding entertainment, there is hardly anywhere in Asia more suited to allowing those on a budget to have a fantastic time. No matter what you are hoping to do, you can surely make it happen in Singapore – and without breaking the bank in the process.
If you are looking for a US destination where you don’t have to worry about money, you have a lot of options. One particularly stands out, however: Memphis. Famously the home of Elvis himself (and still home to his Graceland), this is a city which just oozes Americana history. Not many people are aware of just how cheap it is to stay in Memphis; the truth is, it is one of the cheapest cities anywhere in the US, and also the world.
If you are a keen music buff, then you will find this an absolutely essential visit. If not however, it is still a beautiful and stunning location to visit, with a great many ways to stay entertained throughout the trip. There is a huge range of types of accommodation, meaning that you don’t need to worry about being able to stay, and getting around the city is famously cheap as well. All in all, it is a must-try location for anyone in the US looking for a particularly cheap and yet full-on holiday experience.
One of the great things about Memphis is that it also offers some of the largest portion sizes in food anywhere in the country. You will be able to eat for a very little amount of money indeed, and don’t go thinking that that means the quality isn’t good. Along with music, food is something that Memphis takes very seriously indeed, so you are bound to be delighted and charmed by this fabulous city.
No matter what kind of a trip you would like to have, it is perfectly possible to find a cheap way to do it. There are more inexpensive locations around the world than you might think, and that makes it extremely easy indeed. Consider that the next time you are thinking of planning your travels around the world.
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