4 of the Best International Vacations for a Tight Budget

Do you want to travel but don't have the money set aside to travel to an expensive destination? There is good news—there are plenty of destinations that are less expensive, and the prices are way lower than the ones you pay at home. Food, travel, and everything else is cheaper there. The only real investment on your part may be the tickets—and even that can be found at a discount. Here are the places that make traveling on a budget possible.

Port Salut, Haiti

Port Salut is one of the destinations that carries the Haiti charm together with the cheap housing and food. There await pristine white-sand beaches, sparkling blue water, and untouched places that have not been discovered by mainstream tourists. This pearl of the Caribbean is a place that is great for someone who likes a more reserved spot without the inflow of tourists. Its proximity to the United States makes it an even more affordable destination.

Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located on the Adriatic Sea and at the feet of Mount Orjen. It is one of the more affordable parts of Europe with a picturesque view of the sea and the mountain. It has a lot of history located around it, and there can be seen remnants of the turbulent past of the place. For those that are lovers of history represented in architecture, this is one of the places that has preserved remains of its past as part of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice.

Yelapa, Mexico

The southern border of the USA is full of surprises at close proximity. The beach town is part of the tropics with tropical wet summers and dry winters. The name is a representation of the landscape of the area which is two rivers flowing into the ocean. The place is excellent for boat rides and luxurious bungalows in the jungle for a fraction of the price of other hotels.


For those that want to visit a country that resembles South Africa at the same affordable costs, its neighbor, Namibia, is a place to see. The West Africa country is the home of the world's oldest deserts that offer stunning landscapes and nature that is untouched by humans. The place is full of old dunes where one can go on a safari and take a look out to the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

These a few of the many great places that you can go to without breaking the bank. It is much more affordable to travel to great places—you just have to know where they are.

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