Planning your summer vaca?
Well, do I have some affordable world destinations for you!
Here are top recommendations from Forbe's magazine and their cadre of travel bloggers...
If you want to travel to South America, you won't find a better value destination.
There's plenty of lovely beaches from which to choose, including Cabo Polonio for quieter sands and abundant wildlife – and the gorgeous old capital of Montevideo.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague remains one of Europe’s cheapest capital cities to visit.
For just a few Czech Crowns you can enjoy a hearty meal, washed down with decent local beer, and of course the city itself is a beauty, crammed full of history and perfect for leisurely explorations by foot.
Here you'll find idyllic islands, a rich culture, exquisite cuisine, and plenty of adventures, all available at often surprisingly low prices.
Take the well-trodden routes through the country, or get away from the crowds – check out Nakhon Si Thammarat for some of the very best food the country has to offer, or hire a motorbike to make the beautiful trip along the Mae Hong Son Loop through the forested northern mountains.
Often unfairly overlooked as a holiday destination, Bulgaria has a lot to offer budget travelers – not least, some of the most deserted beaches in Europe, at bargain prices. In addition to its appealing coastline, there’s also lots of lovely old towns, including Varna on the coast and ancient Plovdiv, and a number of dramatic mountain ranges that are perfect for exploration on foot or by bike.
Portugal remains one of the best bargains in Western Europe, and is especially worth considering if you want to avoid the more crowded resorts and cities of Spain. If you’re after a beach break, forget the Algarve, and opt for the ruggedly beautiful Alentejo, with its cheap, fresh seafood, while you’ll find Lisbon to be surprisingly vibrant.
From Toronto to Quebec, Montreal to Banff, a trip to Canada in the summer is not only delightful but now quite affordable thanks to the devalued Loonie vs. our Dollar. There's no denying the country's beauty, variety of destination types (city or boondocks...your choice...), and the citizens' gosh-darn friendliness!
7. The Gambia
Africa’s smallest country is already known for its beautiful beaches and budgetary worthiness, so make sure you experience all its delights. Top of the list is the Chimp Rehabilitation Centre in the River Gambia National Park, where you can watch the primates in their natural habitat, while the birdlife at Baobolong Wetland Reserve is arguably the best place for ornithology on the continent and is at its most atmospheric at sunset.
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