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.