1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Pristine beaches, divine diving locations and fewer crowds than Bali, Lombok or Komodo island
2. Budapest, Hungary
Buzzing bars in historic ruins, majestic thermal baths and edgy café culture, Budapest is an art nouveau dream.
3. Madhya Pradesh, India
With wildlife safari’s coming in at much cheaper prices than those in Africa, Madhya Pradesh nature reserves are home to tigers, deer, boars and langur monkeys.
4. Buffalo, NY, USA
A culinary scene, cultural experiences and the tumbling water of Niagara Falls is just a half-hour drive away.
The quality of food, accommodation and experiences in this country is relatively low-cost compared to other destinations. Visit the Caspian Sea waterfront city of Baku, or visit mysterious landscapes of mud volcanoes and burning earth, everything is possible here.
An authentic, characterful European country with laid back café culture, budget-friendly bars on the Danube by night and breathtaking landscapes outside of the city.
Dip your toes into North Africa at a pocket-friendly cost in Tunisia. You’ll find the remains of ancient Carthage and the Saharan Sand Dunes – where Luke Skywalker first stared at twin suns – is easily accessible.
8. Cape Winelands, South Africa
World-class safaris, a wine region and historic towns dot the beautiful upland scenery in Cape Winelands.
9. Athens, Greece
Seeing Acropolis glow at night is one of the most magical experiences in Europe, and Athens offers Byzantine churches, neoclassical buildings, a relaxed atmosphere and affordable options for eating out.
10. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Ancient alleyways, beautiful sunsets, cheap eats, multicultural cafes, and beachside accommodation to rival the Caribbean or Pacific Islands.
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