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Top luxurious yet unexpectedly affordable destinations for this summer


April 29, 2019

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It’s almost that time of the year again. The warm breeze playing with your hair, the sun on your face, and the water calling your name can only mean one thing. Summer is just around the corner. In other words, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll spend these summer months. After all, you’ve been working hard all year, you deserve a breather. Not just any breather, though. You deserve to spend the warm summer days in a luxurious vacation, making the most out of the weather. Don’t worry, you can still have the fabulous summer vacation you deserve, regardless of your budget.

1. China

China wall
This ancient and grand country has a lot to offer to every visitor. You may think it’s expensive to travel through China, but you’d be surprised how much cheaper daily life is than what you’re used to. This may have something to do with the value of money. In any case, you’ll be able to see nature as you’ve never seen it before. After all, China is home to very specific types of trees and plants which you can see rarely anywhere else.

Don’t forget to walk the famous wall of China, too. The rich cultural and spiritual life are also at your disposal. Finally, make some acquaintances and even long-term friends. The Chinese can be very hospitable and are generally intrigued by foreigners as much as you are by them.

2. Hungary

Everyone seems to be crazy about European beauties like Paris and London. What about the equally beautiful but widely neglected Budapest? The Capital of Hungary has a lot to offer to a curious traveler. If you’re a fan of architecture, you’ll fall in love with the sacred bridges and buildings of Budapest. Don’t skip seeing the parliament in particular. If you book a tour, you can even marvel at the inside. The river Danube is also open for exploration, as many boat rides are available.

If you visit Budapest in the summer, you might catch the famous Sziget music festival. Here, you’ll get to sing to your favourite songs along with many other locals and foreigners with the same passion. The city might be too big to explore on foot, but you can always hop on the metro or tram and be where you need to be in 15 minutes. The price of the accommodation depends on the part of the city you want to stay in. Because of the aforementioned public transport system, you can be free to choose the cheapest and farthest option and still get around the city without any issues.

3. Egypt

Visiting the ancient and enchanting Egypt must come at a high price, right? Wrong. Egypt is one of the most tourist-friendly destinations today. If you need a culture shock and want to enter a whole new world, this is the place to visit. The pyramids stand as symbols of the ancient world, while the streets and bazaars envelop you into the Egyptian culture even more.

You can book tours to meet the historic side of Egypt up close and discover many secrets of the world on the way. On the other hand, just walking around and talking to people will bring you closer to modern Egypt. You’ll see the tradition is strong with the people, and that they truly value their history. While you’re there, you can’t miss taking a dip in the red sea. If you do your research well enough, you may even be able to find unique accommodation options, allowing you to get even closer to the culture.

4. Bali

When you see Bali, your first reaction is “wow.” From unspoilt nature to ancient temples, rich cultural life, and amiable inhabitants, it’s only logical that a vacation here costs all of your savings and more. Yet, Bali is such a popular tourist destination for one more reason: it’s not expensive at all. You can see all the wonders the place has to offer without going over your budget. Exploring the place yourself and discovering every beautiful hidden beach doesn’t cost more than some sore feet.

When it comes to accommodation, you can stay in the affordable yet mesmerizing Bali Villa Escapes villas. They’re a popular choice because they make you feel like royalty without exhausting all of your funds. Now that your accommodation is settled, you’re free to take every opportunity the island gives you to get to know it on a more personal level. Don’t miss the magical Monkey Forest or anything else Ubud has to offer.

5. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
If you’re an adventurer and love nature, you’re going to love Sri Lanka. Even though the scenic pictures of this destination would lead us to believe that visiting would cost an arm and a leg, Sri Lanka is actually quite affordable. For a fraction of what you’d pay at other places, here you’ll get to encounter the local wildlife through safaris and explore the mountain trails.

Yes, you’ll definitely need to pack your hiking shoes if you’re going to Sri Lanka. You’ll get to climb the most impressive mountains and enjoy the postcard-like view from the top. Let’s not forget about the mesmerizing sunsets, either. While you’re here, you can’t miss the chance to eat locally. Not only will this save you some money, but it will also open your taste buds to new experiences and make you discover something new and incredible. As far as getting around is concerned, it’s best to take the bus or the train, as it’s more affordable and most convenient.


The world and the most beautiful destinations are at your disposal. No matter how much money you’ve saved, you’ll still be able to explore the beauties our Earth has to offer. Travelling on a budget may be challenging, but it in no way means that you have to miss out on anything. These vacation destinations are fit for any traveler. All you need is an adventurous spirit and a good attitude.

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Liam Smith
Liam Smith is a young and aspiring Australian blogger with a passion for everything related to home improvement, design and style. He has a B.Sc. in Interior design and is an avid reader.

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