With each New Year comes a fresh list of low-cost destinations to visit. These not-as-popular locales draw budget travelers thanks to inexpensive flights and accommodations, enticing food cultures and free activities. Here are the latest spots that won’t drain your 2018 travel budget.
Aside from the obvious affordability of Mexico thanks to its proximity to the States, our neighbor to the south also offers a plethora of reasonable beachside resorts in towns like Cabo San Lucas.
Despite the exotic draw of Mexico, highlighted by its warm, sunny beaches, Canada should not be ruled out as a just-as-exciting option. The Canadian dollar is exercising excellent value against U.S. currency, meaning hotel rates dropped and ski and other adventure excursions are loads cheaper than similar activities in the States.
Flights from the East Coast to this Western European country are shockingly low and, once on land, the cities of Porto and Lisbon offer healthy doses of culture at fair prices.
Travel restrictions for Americans aside, Cuba is an extremely inexpensive vacation destination for what you get out of the country. With increased competition among airlines, flights to the land of mojitos, cigars and colorful street art are modest.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Ice hotels are becoming increasingly popular as a unique adventure for dedicated travelers. If you've ever wondered what kind of gusto it takes to join the polar bear club by jumping into frigid waters in your speedo, imagine the thrill of spending the night on a bed of ice inside your own igloo wrapped in warm blankets and furs.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Oymyakon, Siberia, is literally the coldest inhabited town on Earth. The town of only 500 residents is nicknamed “The Pole of Cold” and has witnessed temperatures as low as -98 degrees. Here, where eyelashes freeze in mere moments, cars must be kept running continually to avoid a dead battery, and vegetables cannot grow naturally; locals have managed to eke out a quaint, and oddly endearing, existence.