New York City. A place known for its diverse cultural mix, its rich arts scene, its amazing shopping, and some of the best restaurants in the world. And its high cost of living. People visiting NYC on a budget often arrive with the expectation that they will spend their holiday eating nothing but street hot dogs and bagels. However, it is a common misconception that you can't get incredible meals in NYC for a decent price.
Bosnia and Herzegovina was once in the forefront of people’s minds for quite tragic reasons, however they have put that in the past, and now travelers are beginning to realize that this country has tons of potential. Its incredible mountain landscapes make for great outdoor adventures, and its ancient cultures have created some of the most impressive temples and architecture in Europe.
A land of passion, food, art, and music, where the population is dedicated to living the good life and appreciating every moment of it, you will never be disappointed whether you are visiting the bustling metropolitans of Barcelona or Madrid, or escaping to the high mountains for a little R&R.
Often referred to as ‘the warm heart of Africa," Malawi lives up to its nickname in all respects. From stunning to supremely friendly locals, combined with its low daily budget and relative ease of travel, Malawi is a great place to start off your African love affair.
As opposed to other increasingly popular destinations like Costa Rica or Mexico, Panama is Central America's best-kept tropical secret. Panama has not fully appeared on the backpacker circuit yet and offers visitors a vibrant local culture, turquoise seas, abundant wildlife, and mystical highlands ripe for exploration.
The secret is out: in the past few years, indie travelers have started to discover the magical country of Guatemala. There is so much happening in Guatemala, from active volcanoes to beautiful Central American art, that even the shortest trip will lead to new discoveries, and will have you planning a return before you have even left.
While bus might be the most commonly used form of transportation for travelers in Indonesia, renting a motorcycle affords you the freedom to explore at your leisure and allows you to truly experience the amazing cultural diversity that exists.
Myanmar, with its beautiful mountains, pristine lakes, temples, and outdoor activities galore, is a country that can be easily explored without punching a hole in the wallet. Learn how Chelsea Perino experienced all that Myanmar had to offer on a $45 a day budget.