It’s almost time for summer vacations to start! If you are wondering where to travel on a budget, then I’ve got you covered! After setting a goal to take a girls’ trip annually, my girlfriends and I take pride in choosing great places to travel on a budget! The important thing for us is that we can enjoy a beautiful destination, without breaking the bank. If you’ve followed my Instagram stories at all, then you know that this year has been a busy one with travel! So I wanted to share with you my top places to travel for a girls’ trip – especially if you need to travel on a budget!
In compiling my list of the best places to travel on a budget, I wanted to include two places I’ve been, as well as a couple wishlist destinations that are on my bucket list.
Girls’ Trip Recap
This year we went to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Mexico is probably one of my favorite places to travel on a budget. You can really have a good time, without spending a lot of money. We set our budget early and started looking on sites like Booking.com and Expedia to monitor prices and find the best deal. We stayed at a gorgeous resort and made a point to just relax and enjoy.
When you travel with great friends, there’s always tons of laughter, a few too many margaritas and lots of pool/beach time to catch up. I wrote a blog post about how to plan the perfect girls trip last year, so this year we’ll dive into where to go on a budget.
where to travel on a budget – stop 1
My all-time favorite country to visit is Jamaica. The people, the culture, the food, the drinks … I could go on and on! I love being surrounded by such good energy everywhere you go. I have no cares in the world when I’m in Jamaica. I have visited Montego Bay and Ochos Rios, however, Forbes recently listed Kingston as one of the top budget friendly places to travel, so I’m adding this to my list. It’s a bit of an untapped destination. If you plan ahead and shop early, flights to Jamaica are really affordable. Once you get there, you can stay on budget and experience all that Jamaica has to offer. If you’re looking to splurge, we’ve stayed at The Tryall Club and The Jamaica Inn as well!
where to travel on a budget – stop 2
Cancun, Mexico. I feel like this is a no brainer, but I’m sharing anyway! I live in Texas, so a flight to Cancun is quick and can get you just about anywhere within driving or boating distance in less than an hour. We have stayed many places in Mexico, however, beautiful Cancun will never disappoint.
Last year my girlfriends and I visited Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We had a wonderful time, and found an amazing deal online for an all-inclusive resort. We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito and we were blown away at the quality of the service, food, and just overall beauty of it all. The water is a little bit rougher, so depending on your resort, it’s not necessarily a swimmable beach destination. However, there are several resorts that have sister properties with beaches you can swim in.
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Thailand. I have never been here but the more I read, the more I want to get here as soon as possible. I have always been someone that struggles with trying new places. It drives my husband crazy, but I am definitely working on this. My sister wen to Thailand a few years ago and had an amazing time. She said it was not only beautiful, but the cheapest vacation that she’s ever been on. Have you been to Thailand? I am so intrigued about the food and the culture. This is on my wishlist for places to visit. If you’ve been, I want to hear from you!
where to travel on a budget – stop 4
Cuba. Oh my goodness, if I could get to Cuba, I would be so happy. This destination seems like such an amazing cultural experience. I want to experience the people, the food and everything that Cuba has to offer. Considering tourism only recently opened up in this part of the world, I love how many aspects of the culture have remained in tact. Have you seen the Keeping up with the Kardashians episode when they visit Cuba? (Don’t hate me if you’re not a fan of the show!) This is how I envision myself experiencing this beautiful destination. I hope to get there one day soon!
If you’re planning and wondering what the best places to travel are on a budget, then definitely check out the options I’ve listed above! There are so many destinations around the world that I’d love to highlight, so I’ll probably do a follow-up post too.
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