Is your travel budget getting a little tight? If you’re looking for a budget-friendly travel destination this summer, there’s no reason to settle for the same old beach locale or tourism hot spot that you know consistently offers more affordable travel rates. Instead, get off the beaten path with one of these budget-friendly travel destinations.
While you may be more familiar with the more expensive, nearby Jackson, Wyoming, you can save a little cash on your outdoor explorations this summer by choosing Cheyenne instead. With a bevy of free or affordable outdoor activities right at Cheyenne’s front door, you’ll have plenty to fill your itinerary, including seeing the sights at the Black Hills, Devils Tower, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
If you plan to head south this summer, consider exploring the culture of Natchez, Mississippi, rather than setting your sights on New Orleans. Nicknamed the Little Easy as opposed to the Big Easy, Natchez offers lots of local shopping, great eats, spooks and history, all in a setting that’s incredibly walkable.
Asheville may be a North Carolina hot spot, but you can experience the Blue Ridge mountains and southern charm of the state on a budget by getting out of the city. Jackson County offers similar charm at a more agreeable price point in nearby Sylva, North Carolina.
If you’re dying for a beach vacay, consider Coastal Mississippi versus some of the other, pricier beach destinations in the Carolinas or Florida. In addition to beaches, the coast also offers a rich maritime history, lots of seafood and casinos.
Called the next Austin, Texas, Bentonville, Arkansas, blends small-town convenience with outdoor fun (it’s also home to the Mountain Biking Capital of the World). A growing art and music scene, plus a culinary scene quickly gaining attention, are just the icing on the cake.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.