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16 Affordable Places To Go If You’re Young, Broke And Want To Travel The World

Your twenties are your selfish years. After getting that degree, some people will travel for a year before they go out, get a job, and become a working adult like everyone else. However, let’s be honest – college was expensive. In order to stretch your money you may have:

  • Lived off of ramen
  • Lived with your parents
  • Went thrifting

But now that you’re done school, you’re probably swimming in student loans and debt. How can someone possibly go travelling when they’re broke af?

Fear not! You don’t have to splurge on five star hotels and fancy meals when you’re exploring the world. You can still embrace a country’s culture in the comfort of your hostel. Here are 16 budget friendly destinations that you need to visit the next time you plan a trip with your homies.

1) Auckland, New Zealand – You might have to drive a couple of bills on your plane ticket, but once you’re in the country you’ll be surprised to learn that their food and accommodation is a lot more affordable than you originally thought.

2) Marrakech, Morocco – According to Tripadvisor, Marrakech was named as the number one travel destination of 2015! The best time to visit is between October and May. Accommodation during the summer months tend to be a little bit pricier.

3) Machu Picchu, Peru – If you love hiking and adventuring the great outdoors then you will LOVE Peru. This affordable destination is filled with trails for hikers who like a good view.

4) Varna, Bulgaria – Varna is considered to be one of the most affordable cities in eastern Europe. The city is situated right on the coast of the Black Sea so it’s perfect for people who love hanging out by the water.

5) Medellin, Colombia – When you think of Colombia you might not think of some very positive things. However, the country has been improving its reputation making it a very affordable place for tourists. Hit up Medellin, Bogota, and Cali the next time you want some budget friendly adventures.

6) Angkor Wat, Cambodia – Although Cambodia is a very affordable country, your flight might cost you quite a bit. However, once you take in all of the culture, food, and stories it will DEFINITELY be worth it.

7) Madrid, Spain – European countries tend to be on the pricier side, but Spain is on the lower end of the spectrum. In order to get the biggest bang for your buck, you’re going to want to visit in September, October, April and/or May.

8) Hanoi, Vietnam – For all of you pho lovers out there, you might want to book a trip to Vietnam. They have so much more food that you have yet to try and everything is super cheap! If you want to avoid the heavy rainfall then the best time to visit is in late December. Christmas in Asia sounds like a good idea.

9) Cuba – Not only is this country one of the most popular tourist destinations, it’s also very affordable. The best time to fly over are September – November and January – March.

10) Arizona, USA – Nature lovers will love Arizona. The place is filled with forests, deserts, camping grounds, and hiking trails. But if you’re not a fan of the heat, you’re going to want to avoid visiting from June to August.

11) Crete, Greece – This country is filled with tons of historical landmarks and figures. It can be affordable if you stay Crete instead of the ever-so-popular Santorini. If you really want to check out Santorini then you can take a seven hour ferry ride to get there.

12) Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand is considered to be one of the most affordable places in the world! Hostel rooms can be as low as $20 per night! Now imagine how cheap the food and flights are.

13) Bali, Indonesia – Can’t get through the day without a little coffee? Well you’ll never have a shortage here. They’re made in abundance on Java island. The best time to visit is in April, May, September, and October.

14) Lisbon, Portugal – If you love embracing European culture then be sure to stop by here. The most budget friendly times to visit is in mid-spring and early autumn.

15) Palawan, Philippines – The Philippines is a very cheap flight for Americans – especially if you’re flying from the west coast. Hostel rooms can be as cheap as $10 which means you will have more money for food and fun.

16) South Korea – For all of the street food lovers out there, you’re going to fall in love with South Korea. And after you are done gobbling down food, take a dip on one of their beaches.

Source: 16 Affordable Places To Go If You’re Young, Broke And Want To Travel The World