Got itchy feet but
don’t want to break the bank? Here are 10 destinations where you’ll
find you’ll be able to make your money go further.
1. East Nusa
overlooked region of Indonesia rewards those who hit Bali and keep
going – and going. These islands are home to pristine beaches that
are quieter than those further west, and one of Indonesia’s best
diving scenes can be found on the Alor Archipelago.
Of all the grand
dames of Central Europe, Budapest is one of the most rewarding on
your pocket, while serving up highlights memorable enough to rank
high on continental explorers’ lists of big hitters.
3. Madya Pradesh,
spotting with a difference in this state of India. The first
difference is the price – wildlife-spotting excursions come with a
far lower cost than in Africa.
4. Buffalo, NY, USA
resurgence continues. Plan a visit now to take advantage of expanding
budget air routes and a fast growing hotel and restaurant scene.
Azerbaijan is a
near-unique destination with a low visiting cost for the quality of
accommodation, food and experiences on offer.
What’s this? An
authentic, characterful European country, rewarding slow exploration
and barely discovered by travellers? Serbia can’t even be said to
have been hiding away – it’s capital, Belgrade, has for centuries
been one of the continent’s great crossroads.
Tunisia is a
wonderful place to first dip your toes into North Africa at a
reasonable cost. While Morocco offers a similar instant immersion,
Tunisia’s efforts to win back visitors means that it offers
terrific value and also shines a light on what makes the country
8. Cape Winelands,
South Africa is a
regular fixture in lists of places that offer a friendly exchange
rate for those looking for world-class safaris and other wildlife
spotting, but there’s so much more to the country than Kruger and
9. Athens, Greece
The best things in
Athens are free. Yes, the simply wondrous Acropolis Museum charges a
modest fee, but you can gawp at the Parthenon itself from various
vantage points for nothing. In fact, admiring the glowing Acropolis
at night is one of the most magical experiences in Europe, let alone
Such is the
evocative nature of the word ‘Zanzibar’ that there’s
anticipation of adventure before you’ve even landed. And if
arriving on the ferry from mainland Tanzania, you’ll get an unusual
internal passport stamp: bonus! Two passport stamps for the price of