With increasing interconnectivity among the countries and a thriving global tourism scenario, the price tag of a trip abroad has become surprisingly affordable. Particularly, off-season bookings to your travel destinations are perfect for having a budget-friendly and more authentic experience, away from the jostling crowd and expensive typical touristy attractions. Here are few international destinations worthy of your travel bucket-list, without breaking the bank.
Alsace is a cult favorite among France-loving travelers. Paris or the Cote d’Azur attract the lion’s share of the visitors, leaving the region of Alsace a top spot for country-lovers and crowd-avoiders. Kaysersberg, which is located in the region, was once voted as the favorite local village by the French countrymen. Exemplifying many of the characteristics endearing Alsace to French travelers worldwide, Kaysersberg boasts medieval architectures dated back to the 13th century, world-renowned scenic wine caves, and hearty delicacy of Alsatian cuisine.
Tunisia, North Africa
Tunisia offers surprisingly cheaper Mediterranean vacations. Rich in Roman history, the country boasts a magnificent Roman coliseum, which some believe, is better than the original! Like any Mediterranean country, Tunisia also features scenic sandy beaches and various bazaars filled with carpets, metalwork, ceramics, and other local artisanal trinkets. But unlike other Mediterranean countries, exploring Tunisia at the fullest is comparatively lighter in the pocket.
Guatemala, Central America
Owing to its extensive combination of breathtaking natural beauty and jaw-dropping historic wonders, Guatemala has been a consistent favorite destination for vacations among travelers across the globe. The country boasts perfectly preserved Spanish architecture, a thriving arts scene, and unique culinary delicacies like ‘chuchitos’ or Guatemala-style tamales. Along with local arts and culture, Guatemala offers something for every taste to the visitors, who can enjoy the opportunities of hiking the mountains and jungles, wandering through evocative ancient Mayan ruins, and exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of colonial streets in Antigua.