Who doesn't love a deal? Finding a destination that is so exciting and wallet friendly is always a huge product. As we all begin to look forward to the new year, it's time to start dreaming of incredible adventures on their way.
The world is a constantly changing place. The gloomy points of 2019 can become overcrowded tourist spots for 2020. That is why my first step in travel planning is always to nab the latest tips from locals around the world.
Achieving good transport, food and lodging prices makes such a big difference in how far you can stretch your budget.
In fact, one of my favorite things about living in South Africa is that my money goes much further. An upscale Cape Town hotel with an afternoon at the spa costs a fraction of what I would pay in places like New York or San Francisco. Whatever your budget, affordable destinations give you an upgrade at every step.
Ready to start the decade with a bang and maybe see some unusual local sites? Here are ten budget-bound destinations to travel in 2020.
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa is home to some of the world's most famous vineyards and the breathtaking tropical safari. The exchange rate will make your budget go much further to this extremely different place.
I have been calling Cape Town home for the last 3 years and if you are like me and earning dollars, you can live pretty luxuriously in one of the most beautiful cities on earth … or explore it!
The exchange rate will make your budget go much further!
One of the things I love about South Africa is that you can spend a night exploring rare spots across the city and then start the safari the next morning. And the food scene! You can pamper yourself with masterpieces by some of the best chefs in the world while enjoying local wine (and all for the price you would pay for a burger and potatoes elsewhere!).
Wine lovers will fall in love with Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. In fact, they are great places for anyone who loves good food, great drinks and great scenery. It's such an unpretentious place where anyone can enjoy a great glass of wine without feeling like you have to be a fan.
Of course, Mexico! Anyone living in the United States knows this can be a top budget-friendly destination. The exchange rate is particularly good right now, so it's time to live it south of the border.
While Cancun tends to get a lot of attention, I would highly recommend exploring it in depth. The whole Mayan Riviera is beautiful. Even after traveling around the world, the beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean are still one of my absolute favorites. With ancient historical monuments, rich culture and beautiful scenery, Mexico is a must in 2020.
One of Europe's best kept secrets, Montenegro is straight out of a fairytale. This Eastern European country is the dream of a nature lover. It is the perfect place to rent a car and explore.
The trip to Montenegro is very helpful for adventure lovers and nature lovers.
Grab a tent, kayak down the river, go bungee jumping, hiking in the lush countryside, and camping for the night. Every inch of this country is worthy of Instagram and your jaw will drop every turn. Of course, this is not to say that it is simply a place for the most open-minded people among us.
This is a great destination for travel of all kinds and, with the extremely low prices here, you can make the most of every moment.
I find myself in Bali again and again. It's a magical haven!
The ultimate tropical island of Indonesia, Bali is something the dreamer of the sea could never dream of. Try some of the best surfing spots on the planet, learn the art of yoga, take part in backpackers, walk through iconic trailers to beautiful temples … or just do nothing but be at the beach and watch the world go by .
While prices have risen slightly and are not always budget-friendly (I think western cafes or shops opened by former pats) -it is something for everyone in Bali!
For you ladies with a champagne taste, but they don't have the budget to fit, Bali is where you want to be! Bali is famous for its healing springs and you can experience a luxurious five star life here for rock bottom prices.
India is almost a transit rite in the world of travel. Either you want Eat, pray, love your way to a new life or enjoy the fascinating diversity of culture, India will breathe. Once you put your foot down, the experience of all the sights and sounds will kick you off.
India is a huge country and, fortunately, it's incredibly cheap to get to see it all. As a beginner in India, you will surely be overwhelmed by the choice. The sheer size of both the population and the land is so much to get in. Check out the ultimate beginner's guide to India to help you maximize every beautiful moment.
Another of the best places in Europe to visit is the Hungarian capital. The city of Budapest is the crown of Central Europe. Architecture is easily one of the most impressive in the world and is one of the most accessible destinations in Europe.
Elegant wines and bars are ruined by the Spanish paradise for nightlife lovers. During the day, relax on a sidewalk cafe and enjoy the thermal pool (just find one of the least popular spots).
Another Latin American wonder, Costa Rica is full of countless natural wonders. From lush forests to flawless beaches, this Central American country is ripe for exploration. Learn how to surf, dust off your hiking boots, and then sip cocktails while watching the sun set over the horizon.
You can go totally luxe here for amazingly low prices or just do all the fun things like zip-lining, surf lessons, diving, and going jungle tours that you can definitely add to the price quickly when you want to get as fast as possible. time period.
Forget about north Florida and let's talk about one of the best destinations in Eastern Europe. Just between Russia and Turkey, Georgia is one of the most undervalued places on the planet.
Georgia is also a top destination for wine lovers! You can sample wine, sample five-star cuisine and stay in luxury hotels for comparably lower rates elsewhere in the world.
Sure, there are many Asian countries that are famous for their cheap street food, but, believe me, you never had street food until you were in Vietnam. For a dollar, you can walk the streets with some of the best food the world has ever seen.
If you can force yourself to put on the fork, Vietnam is amazingly beautiful. There are so many opportunities to explore the land and the streets for an unforgettable experience.
Forget everything you think you know about Colombia. This is one of the coldest and cheapest destinations on the planet. I love Bogota in particular and Medellin is worth checking out! It has such a trendy and vibrant vibe that it is a world away from the old Narcos image that you might know.
Where do you plan to travel in 2020? What will you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!