Traveling this year feels more exciting than ever before; we’ve all been cooped up for so long, that it’s time for some amazing (and mindful) adventures. To make up for that lost time, it’s no surprise we’re ready to get some travel in the diary.
But that—as everything right now does—comes with a price tag: more holidays, more money (well, maybe less money if you play your cards right and sign up to Ultimate Travel Club!)! So we’re sharing some super destinations that either offer really reasonable accommodation, free sightseeing opportunities, or decent grub at a decent price.
Whether you’re single, traveling as a couple or keen to take the whole family, Bali really is a dream destination. This small, but mighty, Indonesian Island has it all, from tropical jungle waterfalls to endless ocean views. Spend enough time here, and you’ll be able to tick a few amazing adventures off your list.
Another great thing about Bali is the accommodation offering; you can stay in what feels like luxury for a fraction of the price. Plus, the people are lovely. This is one incredible adventure holiday that really can be done on a budget.
Isle of Skye
The beauty of Scotland is known far and wide—especially the magical island of Skye. It’s a location for many films and is home to The Storr, a rocky hill on its peninsula; one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.
This holiday destination might not have guaranteed sunshine, but if you love natural scenic landscapes, the views you’ll witness on hikes here are breathtaking. Hire a campervan or take a tent in your car to keep the costs down.
Now this is a country so vibrant it’s hard not to get caught up in its ferocious and chaotic charm. Flight prices are pretty good since travel is being encouraged again, but the most reasonable costs of all are once you arrive. You can enjoy some of the most tantalizing food experiences you’ll ever have when traveling India. Our top tip is to keep it local; use local guides and try the street food. And treat yourself every fews days! Sheer luxury here is affordable and it’s no secret that your money will go so much further here.
To continue the dream of adventure on a shoestring, head to Nepal for a series of photographic experiences. Here, accommodation is still affordable—just avoid hotels that have been taken over by large chains. Instead, opt for comfortable ‘homestays’ run by welcoming locals. Once you’ve explored the rural part of Nepal, make your way to its capital, Kathmandu. Here, you’ll witness bustling city scenes where tasting their renowned street food is a must—plus, it will cost you as little as £5 a day to eat out!
One of the cheapest countries in Central America, Honduras is known for its Mayan Ruins, biodiverse jungles and white sandy beaches. It’s a great country to travel to—not only because of its beauty, but also because of its affordability. A nice double room will cost around £30 a night and street food is a must-try; it’s good AND it’s cheap. It’s a boxing-ticking travel destination for sure!