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Unfortunately spanning the globe doesn’t come cheaply, and getting the most bang for your buck is important, so some sacrifices have to be made — for example, staying in a hostel instead of that 4-star hotel.

Keeping things cheap isn’t always easy for the world traveler, but for those who perpetually have the travel bug, here are a few places you must visit that won’t break the bank!

1. Marrakech, Morocco

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Tripadvisor named Marrakech as the number one travel destination in the 2015. You’ll want to go between October and May as the places to stay will drop their rates, and the food is amazing and will fit into any budget.

2. Machu Picchu, Peru

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A hiker’s delight, the Incan ruins of Machu Pichu are simply breathtaking. The Inca trail and even a trip to the Peruvian coast are affordable destinations in this South American nation.

3. Medellin, Colombia

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Okay, so the first thing one thinks of when Colombia is mentioned is cocaine and drug trafficking. Infamous for being a dangerous place thanks tot drug lords like Pablo Escobar, Colombia is improving its reputation and places like Medellin, Bogota and Cali are very affordable for tourists.

4. Ankor Wat, Cambodia

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Cambodia is a relatively cheap place to visit, but, unfortunately, the flights there aren’t. But to get a glimpse of the Buddhist temple Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, just might be worth it.

5. Madrid, Spain

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Even though Europe is considered to be an expensive continent, Spain is considered to be relatively cheaper. The best months to travel there are September, October, April and May.

6. Hanoi, Vietnam

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Nothing could be a better value for travelers than Vietnam as it is quite budget friendly. The best time to visit is late December so you can avoid the rains.

7. Cuba

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Cuba is one of the most popular tourist destinations and now flights from the U.S. have finally resumed after over half a century. Even if you go for the last minute deals or plan a package trip, Cuba is going to be quite affordable. The best months to travel are September to November and January to March.

8. Crete, Greece


Greece is among the top visited countries as it is both cheap and beautiful. Travel blogger Nomadic Matt says,

Greece is a great deal, but you should stay in places like Crete instead of Santorini if you want to save money.”

9. Bangkok, Thailand

One of the cheapest places to travel in the world is Bangkok, Thailand. Rooms can be as low as $20 a night and food and flights are inexpensive as well.


10. Bali, Indonesia



Bali is an island province of Indonesia and a popular tourist destination. With accommodations and food being extremely cheap, it’s popular with the younger crowds. If you’re a coffee lover, then this might be the place for you — coffee is found in abundance on the nearby island of Java. Check it out in April, May, September and October.

11. Palawan, Philippines

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For people traveling from the West Coast of the U.S., The Philippines is an very affordable place to visit. The average cost per night in a hostel will run you about 10 bucks, and the tropical resorts on the island of Palawan are second to none.

12. South Korea


If you love street food, then South Korea is for you. A meal won’t dig a hole in your wallet, even if it’s at a four-star restaurant. There are plenty of beaches on the nation’s coasts. Daechon Beach, which is just southwest of the capital city of Seoul, is one of the most popular for international tourists and locals alike.

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