Traveling may be more accessible than it’s ever been, but as certain destinations become more popular, and demand starts getting out of control, visiting trendy hotspots can become too expensive for people with tight budget constraints.
Like most things in life, compromise is often necessary when deciding where to travel and what experiences to have. Fortunately, there are cultural, historical, and geographical similarities in many of the world’s major cities, which makes it possible to find an affordable alternative destination if your first choice is taking a toll on your wallet.
Whether you’re a history buff, foodie, or adrenaline junkie, you can still have an exciting and rewarding experience on a budget, and probably an even better time than you would if constrained by finances at the more popular destination. Consider these five affordable, fun, and diverse destinations instead of their more costly neighbors.