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Today I’ll be answering one of the most frequent questions I get:
What are the Best Budget Travel Destinations to visit in 2019?
To answer that question, I’ll be sharing not only my own opinion as unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to visit all of those destinations which some are really underrated; but those of the most trusted travel professionals in the industry.
If you’re wondering where you should travel next, read on!
These are the top 12 world’s most recommended Budget Travel Destinations in 2019
1. Western Australia
I’m not being biased here; and I didn’t put WA on top of the list because I live there.
If you are an outdoorsy person (like I am), you will fall in love with WA.
There are so many amazing things to do in Western Australia. Go west my friends, and you won’t’ regret it:
- Enjoy the sunset at Cable Beach and why not to go for a camel ride along the beach
- Cycle around Rottnest Island
- Breakfast at Town Beach Cafe in Broome
- Admire the Coral Bay
- Wine tasting and road trips at Margs (Margaret River)
- Snorkel at Turquoise Bay
- Stand among the Valley of the Giants
- Drive on Lucky Bay at Esperance and be wowed by Pink Lake
- Walk the 1.8 kilometre Busselton Jetty
- See the Perth Skyline from Kings Park
- Walk amongst The Pinnacles
- See wild dolphins in Bunbury
I can go on and on adding to this list but this is not the main goal of this post.
But please feel free to leave me a comment below, if you’d like me to dedicate a full post about Western Australia and what sort of adventures you can get yourself indulged in or simply if you are after any sort of specific information or tip.
I really don’t think that enough people visit WA when they plan their trip to Australia. I understand that it is a bit far from the two popular states (Melbourne and Sydney), but you will definitely love this place if you are into adventures and outdoors.
If you only visit the east coast of Australia you’re missing out on some of the best landscapes, beaches, food and wine experiences Australia has to offer – not to mention sunsets that will blow your mind!
Also, not enough people go there.
The people are cool in Romania. It’s cheap as well, and there’s a lot of history there, a lot of natural beauty.
People skip it, and you shouldn’t.
Romania is one of the greenest countries in Europe; over 50 percent of the country is still forested.
Moreover, it’s one of the last places in Europe that still has brown bears.
Whether you’re into hiking backpacking or travel backpacking, it’s good for you because Bucharest is one of the cheapest cities in Europe.
It’s really affordable if you want to go to Europe and you’re trying to stretch your dollar.
Russia is really different. It’s really surprising and there’s absolutely a lot to offer and a lot more to see that you don’t typically see in the media and in other forms of travel content.
I traveled to Russia eight years ago. Overall, I really loved Russia and the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg are beautiful, especially Saint Petersburg.
I was really fascinated by the beauty of Saint Petersburg, it’s a gorgeous city and would love to go back, maybe not in the summer, as it was a scorcher in the afternoons and people were jumping and splashing in the fountains.
If you do get an opportunity to make it to Russia, I highly recommend that you take it.
TIP – Please ensure that you have planned which places to visit and your transportation because the majority of Russians don’t speak English and I still remember how I was lost on a sunday morning for more than 3 hours as it was a weekend, and everything was closed. Very few people were passing by at that time and none of them were able to communicate with me.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say that Prague is underrated because it’s got quite a lot of people who visit in the summer months, and it can be a little overcrowded.
But if you hit it in the off-season, it is the perfect destination, I think it’s an awesome city.
It’s an excellent place with wonderful architecture, fun vibe, and beer that’s cheaper than water.
Budapest is awesome.
Hot springs, great nightlife, beautiful architecture, beautiful people, really good food, and not that expensive.
They have 120 hot springs in the center of the city.
If you’re going to visit Budapest, have fun, experience the night-life,
People go to Krakow sometimes, but they forget Warsaw, the Banks, some really beautiful places in Poland.
The mountains in the south are spectacular. So I would say Poland is underrated.
TIP – Warsaw has a great craft beer scene.
Not just Istanbul, the entire country is so fascinating.
The people are amazing, the food is so yummy, the nature is so beautiful. Adding to that, there’re tons of history.
I know that Turkey is much more than that, there’s something unique about how cultures have blended together there.
The Bosphorus: You’re in Europe looking at Asia or vice versa; and there’s just layer upon layer of the history there.
The blend of cultures there is fantastic, and it’s definitely one of the things I loved most about Turkey.
Overall was a fascinating place for me, especially if you’re into history, architecture, and food.
Definitely a unique destination, unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before with its big, beautiful buildings, mausoleums, mosques, and minarets.
People there are very friendly and the food is tasty. It’s just a place that will really imprint itself on you.
It’s quite popular among backpackers.
Every time I go, I have an amazing time. Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Cameron Highland.
The people, the food, the culture, the weather…amazing destination.
And one of the things that drew me to that country was the Jungle Railroad. It is a slow moving, scenic train that goes through the jungles in the heart of the peninsula, the Malaysian Peninsula. It was beautiful.
Georgetown, is a colorful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang.
It’s a great place that blends together all sorts of different influences from Malaysian, Indian, English, Chinese.
10. Sri Lanka
A lot of people go to the beaches of India, and all that kind of stuff, but don’t really think of Sri Lank as an awesome destination to visit.
It’s really incredible. The people are amazing and super friendly, great beaches, great surfing, great food, great culture.
It’s a totally underrated destination because it gets kind of overlooked with a country like India right next to it, which is a huge tourist draw.
It has really only been a destination that was frequented by surfers for the most part.
They go looking for waves all around the world and a lot of surfers have found paradise there in Sri Lanka.
Now more tourist are catching on.
From talking to people who visited Bolivia, it is a gorgeous country, but a lot of people have barely ever heard of it.
So make sure you go to Bolivia, and check out especially the salt flats (the Salar de Uyuni).
I haven’t been to Bolivia yet, but I’ve seen images. It looks like an incredible country.
But from what I’ve heard, Bolivia is about to be one of the next big destinations, and it’s a place I’d really love to visit.
It’s got the Death Road, which is crazy to bike down. That’s an adventure it can be in itself.
If you’re into adventure, you wouldn’t want to miss on this one. This is an up and coming destination, and it’s on my bucket list.
12. São Paulo, Brasil
It’s a phenomenal city of 20 million Brazilians. It’s exhilarating; it’s exciting.
São Paulo is multicultural, fast paced city, with modern and gothic architecture, and incredible displays of street art to be explored.
The cultural diversity is reflected in São Paulo’s diverse food offerings from traditional Brazilian bites to dishes from far away places.
Tips and More Info
If you guys have any tips for any place that I’ve mentioned, or any place that I haven’t mentioned, go ahead and add those down below in the comment section and please feel free to share the post to assist other fellow traverllers in deciding their next travel destination.
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