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Travel – especially international travel – can put a dent in even the healthiest of bank accounts. But it doesn’t need to be that way!
According to Lonely Planet, there are four destinations that are not only fabulous but perfect for the frugal traveler looking to experience amazing destinations on a budget.
Lonely Planet reports these are the best destinations for budget travel (and number 2 may surprise you!):
Taking in the sights, history and culture of Central European cities doesn’t have to bust your budget if you head to Budapest, Hungary. According to Lonely Planet, this wallet-friendly destination is a favorite amongst world travelers thanks to its rich history, renowned cafe culture, and thermal baths.
Buffalo, New York
Surprised by Lonely Planet’s second choice? Don’t be! Buffalo is undergoing quite the resurgence complete with a fast-growing hotel and restaurant scene that is sure to please any discerning tourist. According to Lonely Planet, the city’s interactive children’s museum is a must-see, along with the newly restored Frank Lloyd Wright houses of the Graycliff Estate and Martin House Complex – and of the course, stunning Niagara Falls.
The Northern African country of Tunisia is the perfect choice for travelers who want to experience this culturally unique area of the continent, but find Morocco a little out of their budget.
East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Home to quiet, pristine beaches, Lonely Planet calls this an “often-overlooked region of Indonesia” and that means cheaper prices but definitely no skimping on the glorious scenery and ambiance. East Nusa Tenggara is also home to one of Indonesia’s best diving scenes on the Alor Archipelago.