Surprisingly affordable travel destinations

Travelling is great – exploring the world is one of the best things you can do. However, it can also be seriously expensive. Luckily, there are loads of fantastic places to see which won’t break the bank. To save you the bother of searching endlessly online, we’ve rounded up some of the most surprisingly affordable travel destinations you can visit right now. Happy travelling!

 

 

The Regent Palms Turks & Caicos

This seaside resort, set on Grace Bay Beach, lies less than 4km from Provo Golf Club and 13 km from Providenciales International Airport, in a very central location.

The cool studio rooms and 1- to 3-bedroom suites provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and sitting areas, plus balconies/terraces and kitchenettes. Some come with sea views, and suites add full kitchens, dining rooms and washer/dryers. Upgraded suites add outdoor showers, which are more than just a novelty. Breakfast is included too, making it even better value. If you don’t have funds available immediately, it may be worth taking out a no credit check payday loan which would be paid instantly.  Other extras include 3 eateries, a bar and a large spa, along with an infinity pool, a fitness centre and a kids club

 

 

Inn and Spa at Loretto

With classic architecture inspired by Taos Pueblo, this high-end hotel next to historic Loretto Chapel is 2 blocks from Santa Fe Plaza and 3 blocks from the galleries on Canyon Road. The refined rooms and suites feature dramatic Native American-style decor as well as flat-screens, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi access. Rooms with balconies and kiva fireplaces are also available.

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The sophisticated restaurant serves creative Southwestern cuisine, and a spa offers treatments incorporating Native American traditions. There’s also an outdoor pool and an exercise room. Valet parking is available for a fee.

 

 

Dream Resorts La Romana

Dreams Dominicus La Romana is in Bayahibe – an ideal location to explore the region, or to just enjoy some rest and relaxation in the Dominican Republic, all at a relatively low cost. Relax by one of the three gorgeous swimming pools or retreat to the expansive spa with peaceful treatment spaces, gardens, and hydrotherapy areas. The championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away as well as the most popular excursion in the country – Saona Island.

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It will be a holiday to never forget for kids and teens with the adventures, games, and social activities at the supervised Explorer’s Club and Core Zone. There’s something for everyone at Dreams Dominicus, and best of all, it is all included with Unlimited-Luxury®. We love this resort because it offers so much at a price which can’t be beaten.

 

 

Sandos Caracol, Playa Del Carmen

Along a Caribbean Sea beach, this upmarket all-inclusive resort is 1 km from Grand Coral Riviera Maya golf course and 16 km from Xplor Park Cancun adventure park. Elegant rooms and suites come with flat-screens and minibars, as well as balconies or terraces. Upgraded quarters add whirlpool tubs or hot tubs. Some are in an adults-only area.

 

Parking is included, as are meals and drinks served in 8 restaurants, 7 bars and a nightclub, with vegetarian, poolside and Italian options available. Other amenities consist of an outdoor water park and tennis courts, plus a kids’ club and an airport shuttle. A spa, a beach club and a gym are adults-only.

 

Regent Hotel, Zagreb

Dating from the 1920s, this lavish, art nouveau-style hotel is a 2-minute walk from a tram stop and 4 km from the Museum of Contemporary Art. Featuring plush furnishings and city views, the luxe rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms; upgraded rooms add sitting areas. Suites offer minibars; 1 has a separate kitchen, plus dining and sitting rooms. Room service is on offer.

There are 4 chic restaurants, plus a lavish cocktail bar, and a refined lounge with chandeliers. The elegant health club features a spa and a gym. Other facilities include an opulent ballroom with a domed ceiling. Breakfast is extra.

 

Fergusson Art Gallery, Perth

It’s one of the best art galleries in the UK and it is totally affordable! The Fergusson Gallery holds the vast collection of artwork and associated archive from one of the best artists of the 20th century, J D Fergusson, along with the archive of his lifelong companion, the pioneer of modern dance, Margaret Morris. Born in Edinburgh, with ancestral links to Perthshire, he spent much of his career in France and is now most associated with Scottish Colourist group.

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If you have a free day and you’re looking for a great affordable way to spend your time, check this gallery out. It is also a very cool looking building!

 

 

Orebro Castle, Sweden

Örebro Castle is a beautiful medieval castle in Örebro, Närke, Sweden. It was expanded during the reign of the royal family Vasa and finally rebuilt about 1900. The castle lies on an island in river Svartån, and is accessible by boat.

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For over 700 years, Örebro Castle has kept a watchful eye on everyone crossing the bridge on the River Svartån. The oldest part of the castle, a defence tower, was erected in the latter half of the 13th century. This tower was added to in the 14th century to make a larger stronghold, and towards the end of the 16th century most of the impressive castle we see today was built.

 

H2 NO Venezia

This is a very chilled out and typically venezian restaurant in Venice. Because it is not too tourist-y, it is also surprisingly affordable! We would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to experience an authentic Venice meal.

 

If you visit for an evening meal, you might be surprised with a musician performing piano and singing italian jazz songs!

 

 

 

The Bield (Quiet Garden)

If you’re visiting central Scotland then you need to visit The Bield Quiet Gardens – a walled garden – The Bield
within thirty acres of woodlands surrounding Blackruthven House, The Bield is part of the quiet garden movement – encouraging the creation of quiet gardens which can be explored peacefully.

 

Food is available at the gardens (mainly cakes and things like that), but the entrance to the gardens is completely free. I would recommend a visit to the healing garden if you want to feel extra spiritual!

 

The Swank Suite

The Swank suite is a series of hotel buildings at the Nick Resort in the Dominican Republic (yes Nick stands for Nickelodeon!) in Punta Canta. This is a great affordable alternative to Disneyland for anyone with young kids.

It comes with some really cool buildings, including one that looks just like Spongebob’s house! If you’d like to stay here then head to the Nickelodeon website.

 

 

25 Hours Hotel Zurich

With free WiFi and a trendy bar, the 25hours Hotel Zürich West is located in the Zurich West district in walking distance to the Swiss Prime Tower or a multiplex cinema. The Neni restaurant in the hotel serves a wide range of dishes from all over the world. The rooms come with air conditioning and a private bathroom. They are fitted with UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker so you can get the party started in your room!

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In the restaurant you can experience flavors from around the world including Persian and Russian, Arabic and Moroccan, Turkish and Romanian, French and Spanish, German and Austrian.

 

 

Baccarat New York

Opposite the Museum of Modern Art, this luxury Midtown hotel is 8 minutes’ walk from Central Park and a mile from the Empire State Building.

Polished rooms with stylish, French-inspired decor offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, wireless sound systems and minibars. Suites add separate living areas. Upgraded suites include free breakfast and drinks.

 

 

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is a national park in Zimbabwe. Its grasslands and mopane woods are home to large elephant herds, lions and African wild dogs. In the northwest, animals gather at Mandavu and Masuma dams, where there are concealed lookouts.

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Bumbusi National Monument which sits in the park includes 18th-century ruins and pre-colonial rock carvings. In the southeast, waterholes include the Nyamandhlovu Pan, with its elevated viewing platform.

Big Haynes Creek Nature Center

The Big Haynes Creek Nature Center first opened to the public in over 10 years ago. The Nature Center features a canoe launch, observation platform and a boardwalk and viewfinder in the northern portion of the woodlands, all of which are very interesting and definitely worth a visit.

The Nature Center is located off of Centennial Olympic Parkway directly across from Gate D of the Georgia International Horse Park. More than five miles of trails wind their way through the nature center to accommodate hikers, mountain bikers and horse enthusiasts. Four tent pads, grills, fire pits and a council ring allow approved groups and scout troups to enjoy the unspoiled woodland area alongside Big Haynes Creek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy is a country house and estate near Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. It was for many years the family seat of the Bankes family who lived nearby at Corfe Castle until its destruction in the English Civil War after its incumbent owners, Sir John Bankes and Dame Mary, had remained loyal to Charles I.

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The house was built between 1663 and 1665 by Ralph Bankes, son of Sir John Bankes, to a design by the architect Sir Roger Pratt. It is a rectangular building with two main storeys, attics and basement, modelled on Chevening in Kent. The gardens and parkland were laid down at the same time

 

Ersu Hotel

This chilled out hotel is only a short walk from Sirkeci train station, 10 minutes from the grand Aya Sofya museum and 1 km from the opulent, 15th-century Topkapı Palace.

The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded quarters sleep up to 3 guests. Room service is available 24/7.

 

 

Cheddar Caves

As Britain’s biggest gorge, Cheddar Caves and Gorge has become a world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which reveals many hidden secrets including fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors.

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Since the excavation, in 1890, Gough’s Cave has gained an international reputation for its historical and geological significance. The cave was the home of ‘Cheddar Man’; Britain’s oldest, complete skeleton found in 1903. It is also the site of the largest underground river system in Britain. It continues to be one of the most popular attractions in the UK and is well worth a visit if you have the chance to visit!

Porto Marghera

Porto Marghera is an industrial district of Venice, Italy. Venice is an incredible city to visit, however it can be expensive. But Porto Marghera is the most affordable area of Venice which is why we’ve included it!

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The port is considered to be one of the most important industrial/commercial ports in Italy. It is a hive of activity and there are iron, glass industries, coal processing, oil refining, engineering, and naval dockyards there. Definitely worth a visit!

 

Dallas, Texas

To us, Dallas is one of the most underrated cities in the whole of the USA. It has a vibrant art scene and has a great metropolis look, and it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S.A and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.

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If you’re looking to experience authentic America at an affordable price, you can’t do much better than Dallas. It has a load of incredible hotels and places to visit, plus the food there is about as American as you can get (think big steakhouse meals).

 

 

Campania, Italy

Campania is a region in southwestern Italy known for its ancient ruins and dramatic coastline. Naples, the regional capital, is a bustling city with a striking natural setting between the iconic gray cone of Mt. Vesuvius and the deep blue waters of the Golfo di Napoli.

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To the south of the region, the Amalfi Coast is home to pretty little towns such as Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, nestled between cliffs and the sea. Like many of these lesser known Italian regions, Campania is a well kept secret among people who like to experience a genuine Italy. As you can see from the photo, it is quite a stunning place!

 

Lisbon Zoo, Portugal

Attracting almost 1 million visitors per year, Lisbon Zoo is one of the most popular places to visit in the Portuguese city. As a zoological garden, you’ll find a fantastic mix of exotic animals and beautiful plant life. It was founded in 1884 by Dr. Van Der Laan, owner of the largest aviary in Portugal, and the birds are still a prominent part of the zoo today, with a huge variety of exotic and rare bird exhibits.

The primary focus of the zoo is on conservation of endangered animals, so even just by visiting the zoo you are supporting these efforts. An adult ticket will cost you are 20 euros, and a child ticket will cost around 15 euros, so it’s very affordable considering all of the exhibits that you can enjoy. It’s right in the centre of the city too! So very easy to get there.

 

Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin

Although the full name of this location is ‘Barton Creek Greenbelt’, the location is so beloved that it’s often just referred to as “The Greenbelt”, even though there are other greenbelts in Austin it’s as if many locals consider this to be the most important. It’s an area of natural beauty spanning approximately 13 miles, consisting of beautiful trails and hiking paths. Even if you prefer mountain biking, you’ll find plenty of great trails to explore here.

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In terms of the history of this location, it was William Barton who gave his name to the creek that created the Greenbelt when he settled on its banks in 1837. It has always remained an area of very little development, and even though the City of Austin do keep the greenbelt maintained, it is left surprisingly (and wonderfully) untouched.

 

Singapore River

The Singapore River is a river that runs parallel to Alexandra Road and feeds into the Marina Reservoir in the southern part of Singapore. During the colonial era, the Singapore River was an important location for Singapore – it was a hub of commerce, usually packed with boats across the 3 quays there.

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These days, the Singapore River is better known as a nightlife district and tourist hotspot, with loads of bars, delicious restaurants and clubs spread across Robertson Quay, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. This includes river restaurants along the water.

 

 

Red House Theatre

Built over 100 years ago, this landmark 8-sided structure features exhibits, a teahouse, markets & theaters.

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The Red House has a stylised architecture, characterised by Western architectural patterns. The Western look of the building can be attributed to its architect’s education- Kondo Juro attended the Tokyo Imperial University, where he became knowledgeable about Western architectural styles.

Schiehallion

Built over 100 years ago, this landmark 8-sided structure features exhibits, a teahouse, markets & theaters.

One of Scotland’s best known hills, Schiehallion is one of the easiest Munros to climb on a fine summers day. It takes the form of a broad ridge, with the famous conical appearance only apparent from across Loch Rannoch.

Translated as ‘fairy hill of the Caledonians’, Schiehallion is 3,547 ft (1,083 m) high, has an almost perfect conical shape when viewed from the west and enjoys a splendid isolation from other peaks

 

New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the best places to visit in the world – it’s peaceful and beautiful, and steeped in interesting cultural history.

If you get the chance to visit this spectacular country then please do – it’s definitely not expensive (especially compared to Australia) but it’s such a special place.

Cape Henlopen

The beaches at Cape Henlopen attract thousands of visitors every month who enjoy everything from sea swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays – the park’s trails offer hiking and biking exploration, which are perfect for both beginners and more experienced walkers. Definitely a place to check out if you’re near Delaware!

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