Hoping to travel more in 2018? You’re not alone. It seems like every second person had travel on their list of New Year’s resolutions and it’s easy to see why. Scrolling through Instagram is sometimes like reading a Lonely Planet, with photos of exotic destinations flashing up every few seconds.
Luckily, it’s completely possible to do plenty of travel without draining your savings account. Here are some of the best places to visit this year:
This isn’t the US state, but the country. There’s a massive buzz around Georgia right now, with travellers raving about the natural and cultural attractions here. Accommodation is super cheap, with $20 rooms and $5 rooms available even in the capital.
Sometimes it’s well worth staying at home and doing some domestic travel. That’s because you can find yourself a cheap break whenever you have a long weekend and need a holiday.
Whether you want to stay in an incredible Victorian mansion in Lincolnshire or a Billesley Manor Hotel in Warwickshire, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you browse some of the many packages available.
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, and it’s not only fashionable and compact, but it’s also terrific value. You can stay in private homes, guesthouses, or dorms if you’re planning to travel cheap, while taking in the incredible panorama of the city and the Baltic Sea views from the Linnahall. This city is connected by a number of low-cost airlines throughout Europe, so you can easily combine Estonia with another trip. Be sure to visit Kalamaja, which is jam-packed with amazing food trucks that will fill up your Instagram without depleting your wallet.
This is North Africa’s most stable country and super close to Europe, making it another destination that’s easy to combine with an already-planned trip. Morocco now has a growing network of hostels, however you can also splurge a little here and stay in a riad- one of the traditional hotels which have garden courtyards inside. Go camping in the Sahara and gaze at the Milky Way while lying in the Moroccan desert.
It’s still super cheap to travel to Colombia, with the exchange rate continuing to be favorable. This is a great taste of South America, since you have both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the Amazon rainforest, and the Andes- all easily reachable. Colombian culture is also super welcoming, and there’s plenty to do in this incredible country.
As you can see, it’s definitely possible to get in plenty of travel without breaking the bank. If you do want to travel further than Europe, look for low-cost airlines and travel in shoulder season to get the most bang for your buck.