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15 Affordable Countries That are Perfect for Budget Travelers

By on August 17, 2015

Most people love to travel and explore foreign lands, but they don’t like to go broke while doing it. Sadly, there was a time not too long ago when the US dollar could treat you to a very nice vacation just about anywhere in the world. You could explore wineries in Chianti, Italy, bike around Southern France, or look for adventure in Australia’s outback for a steal. But those days are behind us and unless you are a self-made millionaire, you’ve got to look for ways to travel within a strict budget.

Luckily there are still some pretty amazing destinations on the planet that offer visitors adventure and relaxation without emptying their wallet. Here are 15 affordable countries that are perfect for budget travelers.


Vietnam offers travelers a beautiful countryside that is unspoiled and undeveloped, and it also happens to still be super affordable despite its rise in popularity. Hanoi still retains much of its French flavor, having been the former headquarters of French Indochina, and you’ll be delighted and surprised to find some delicious patisseries right next door to noodle shops. In the mornings watch the locals practice tai chi, then spend the day biking around the countryside dotted with lush, green rice terraces and flower farms. Vietnam offers amazing history, culture as well as visual delights.