2019’s list of budget destinations has something for every kind of traveler. Whether you’re looking to relax on some pristine beaches or excited to bring the adventurer out in you, scroll on to find out where you should be headed this fall.
1. Taipei, Taiwan
Not necessarily as cheap as Vietnam, Taipei is like the younger kid on the block in comparison to Tokyo and Hong Kong. Nonetheless, home to some of the best Asian cuisine, bustling shopping streets, you’ll find yourself either running around mesmerized or taking in the beauty of their national parks.
2. Moscow, Russia
If you’re looking for a winter break, Moscow is your best bet. True, it’s extremely cold but you can bet on their prices being super low and the city looking like a snow cascaded beauty. Wander around the Red Square or visit their famous Kremlin and you’ve got a full day covered.
3. George Town, Penang, Malaysia
What makes George Town stand out are the quarters that make up the city, each one boasting a distinct community and history, all linked together by the beautiful street art found throughout. With a diverse population, Chinese, Indian, Malay and British influences, beautiful culture and amazing food, George Town is a perfect addition to anyone’s travel bucket list.
4. Transylvania, Romania
A budget traveler’s dream destination, the stunning Carpathian mountains in Transylvania offer the perfect backdrop to one of Europe’s often overlooked regions. With a unique and authentic culture, travelers can experience Romania’s roots free of the usual crowds and high prices that we see in more popular European destinations.
Still tucked away from mass tourism, Armenia has so much to offer with its rich history, wineries, impressive landscapes, ancient monasteries and breathtaking mountains as far as your eyes can see.
While one might believe Zanzibar is home to expensive resorts, you can still find some inexpensive bed & breakfasts and hostels in Stone Town that allow you to wake up right next to the Indian Ocean.
7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
You can’t go wrong with a trip to Buenos Aires. The staples of life in this budget friendly city are steak, wine, empanadas and ice cream. What more can one ask for from a holiday?