There's a comfort zone for everything, even for travel. Budget traveling, however, will likely throw you off said comfort zone and into adventure. For many, this is more important than getting a bang for your buck; for others, it's about traveling for as long as they can with what they've got. To us at Hang & Roll, it doesn't matter what's driving this desire for travel and exploration, it merely matters that you have it, and that we want to make it easier for you to fulfill it.
With that in mind, here's a list of the 10 Cheapest Places to Travel This Summer:
1. Be a Tourist in your Own City
This may sound silly, but I think it's important to do things like this from time to time. We're so used to our own city that we don't appreciate what it has to offer. Give it a try. Walk around and look at things with a fresh set of eyes, be open to new experiences, try something you've never had before, and break free from that rule your parents issued when you were a little kid: don't talk to strangers. Talk to strangers, but most importantly, listen to them.
Alright, so maybe getting to Nepal isn't that cheap or that easy, but it's capital city, Katmandu, prides itself in having the cheapest hostels. You see where I'm getting at? Having the cheapest hostels for them is a matter of pride for them. It's an amazing destination for backpacking, filled with hiking trails and awe inspiring sights where you can find a bed for less than 2 dollars a night.
If you really want to explore and travel aimlessly, do it in India. It is so vast and features so many destinations that allow it to offer a wide range of experiences from the romantic to the adventurous, that you'll never find yourself short of things to do. The combination of the possibilities it offers and how budget friendly it is for the traveler who's willing to take some calculated risks make it an amazing country for exploration.
As far as stretching your dollars go, Cambodia is definitely the place to go. You'll find cheap accommodations and a lot of incredibly cheap food. The Khmer empire's temples in Angkor make Cambodia unique in that you won't find that travel experience anywhere else. The temples inspire awe and contemplation in a way that allows you to lose yourself into a mindscape different than your own.
If you really want to make out of Thailand a budget travel destination, don't go to the beaches. You get the culture, you get the food, you get that cool far away experience without the beach jacking up the prices. Thailand is truly one of the greatest budget travel destinations.
If someplace can be guilty of offering too much is Indonesia. There are too many islands and, as much as you'd like, you can't explore them all. Bali is the obvious and must see destination in Indonesia, so start there, and then work your way to other islands. Which? Who knows, go wherever you feel like going. Every place has something to offer. Feel free to explore.
Oh how we love the Balkans. Budapest is a very beautiful city that stands along the Danube river, it has that great European combo that makes it a great destination for budget travel: it's a great place to party, it's in the Balkans, and it also features amazing historical architecture. If you decide to go there, you might wanna travel to a few other places in the region, so check out the Top 10 European Destinations for Backpacking.
Filled with little towns waiting to be explored, Bulgaria is definitely a place worth checking out. Part of Bulgaria's appeal is its dramatic mountain ranges which host the Meadow in the Mountains festival. On the other hand, there's Varna, the sea capital of Bulgaria, on the shore of the Black Sea. Another place worth checking out is former Philippopolis, currently known as Plovdiv, an ancient city with a charm all of its own.
Istanbul is an amazing place for budget traveling, but you've got to be smart about. There are plenty of things to see out there walking, so try to appreciate that instead of heading to the really big impressive things. Explore the place, have coffee (lots of it). Enjoy kebabs, enjoy life, it's as simple as that.
One of the most amazing places to travel in South America has got to be Machu Picchu. Much like was said about Cambodia, this is a unique experience that can't really be compared. They're both sui generis. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes known for its archaeological remains and spanish architecture. Both of these destinations, combined with the fact that they're both budget friendly, make Perú a great place to explore.
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