15 Super Affordable Places That You Should Travel to (Right Now)!

We all want to travel! But not everyone is in a financially rocksteady place that allows them to galavant around. Plus, some of us aren’t exactly the best at saving money. In fact, a few of us are downright terrible. I mean, tacos aren’t free, people. However, if you keep an eye out for deals, faraway lands don’t have to stay that way. Better yet, if you pay attention to where your dollar is at its strongest, you don’t have to ball on a budget when you jetset. To help you find the most fun for the lowest buck, here are 15 destinations to take your resilient dollar to and explore.

By: Jake Kilroy | Venue: Morukuru Farmhouse
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After a majority of the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union, markets were rightfully shaken. “Brexit” left a country with a lot of unknowns and London is certainly a place to visit as soon as you can, assuming you’re aiming to do it on a good buck. Currently, you’ll walk with US$1 = .8 British Pound. A spectacular city with more than enough to see in each pocket, the foggy town of London is as charming as it dramatic. You can see the tourist spots, such as Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and St. Paul's Cathedral. But after that, it’s time for you to explore its nightlife scene, because it’s packed with wonderful cafés, festive pubs, and theaters that dazzle.
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Mykonos, Greece
Greece has had a shaky economy in recent times, which makes for a somewhat questionable time living there while allowing for more affordable tourism. With a going rate of US$1 = €0.9 these days, you can live a damn good life while not abandoning financial responsibility. So let’s talk about the Greek Islands—one idyll in particular. On the one of the most scenic islands in existence, each stretch of beach welcomes you with sky blue water and turquoise waves. With a loungy stay on Mykonos, you can swim and sail until your heart and limbs melt, all while cruising thanks to a favorable exchange rate. If you're not looking to lounge, you can explore ancient ruins, vineyards, or kayak. Plus, my goodness, there are bars to be had!
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If Sydney is ever on the list for a good deal, then it's probably time to drop everything. It’s not a cheap venture to fly that far south, so anything resembling an equal trade-off in currency here should be considered a seriously, if only momentary, advantage for a North American traveler. Just getting there and back is between $1,000 and $2,000, so any favorable rates upon arrival should be right up your alley—and head’s up, right now it’s US$1 = AU$1.3, which is definitely a win. Such a deal allows you to fully experience the harborfront metropolis. There’s an astounding amount of things to do, see, eat and drink in this big city that vibes as welcoming as a small town. Whether it's dining on a boat at sunset in Darling Harbour, spending a busy day at The Rocks, or taking in culture at the Sydney Opera House or the local observatory, there is never a boring moment to be had here. Go.
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photo Julia Wade



If you're a fan of the sea, Norway is definitely for you. If you’re a fan of good deals, Norway is also definitely for you, while the sweet exchange rate lasts. It’s US$1 = 8 Norwegian Krone and it’s ready to work to your serious advantage as an adventurer. Boat trips, whether for fishing, whale-spotting, or just good old-fashioned sight-seeing, are everywhere. With a coastline made of fjords and lighthouses, the country's kind of made for anyone who loves anything pretty. Throw in mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and the Northern Lights, and the whole looks like a beautiful dream. Still, that’s not even touching on the museums, cathedrals, and fortresses there are to explore.
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If you’re going on the adventure of your life, you probably want to do it for a price that won’t sink you into debt. You want to experience the grandest scope of nature without worrying how you’ll afford to fly home. Well, if that’s the case, you might want to get moving. The exchange rate is currently  US$1 = 650 Chilean Pesos. That means you and your wallet can explore the world at its wildest, grandest, and most stunning in Patagonia. It's one beautiful, incredible thing after another, from Torres del Paine National Park to Grey Glacier to Monte Fitz Roy. Here, snowy mountains spike up from the earth, towering over radiant lakes and verdant pastures. All colors seem richer in the Chilean Patagonia, even when it’s on the cheaper side for you.
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Tulum, Mexico
To Americans, Mexico has offered a wonderful spread of activity (or lack thereof) for just the right amount of funds, whether you’re in search of killer surf on the West Coast or aiming for a poolside lounge at a coastal resort in the east. But just because you’re on the Caribbean Coast, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to lay out at an all-inclusive getaway the whole time. In the territory of Tulum, archaeological ruins make for an intriguing attraction and have done so for a good long while. In the last few years, however, tourism in Tulum has thrived and welcomed a new era. Add in an exchange rate of US$1 = 20 Pesos and you’re set. These days, between the picturesque Playa Paraíso beach just north of the ruins and the eco-park wonder of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the chance to explore natural beauty south of the border has rarely seemed cheaper.
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Machu Picchu, Peru
Even though nature is technically free, traveling to its most spectacular spots and stay there a while certainly isn’t. Peru has some downright unbelievable landscapes and at Machu Picchu, you can explore Peru’s wondrous 15th Century Inca citadel. It’s on everyone's bucket list somewhere, even if it's not a top priority, and you can do it up in style at US$1 = 3.5 Peruvian Sol. The dry-stone structure, which has been restored time and time again to educate visitors, sits above the Sacred Valley and is surrounded by a view that seem like a fantasy in the very least. Gorgeous doesn’t begin to cover it.
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Toronto, Canada
Canada is just a hop and skip away (and that’s how everyone should enter such a wonderfully welcoming country). It doesn’t wreak havoc on your bank account to get there, so given the exchange rate these days, you can transform what would otherwise be an average trip into one of potential luxury. Even if it’s just a step up in meals or rooms, who’s not all for upgrades? You can put down a whole spectrum of fun on a good dollar in Toronto, and you should especially do that now while it’s US$1 = C$1.3. It’s a diverse city with a whole score of activities—museums, galleries, aquariums, parks, science centers, amusement parks, castles, and the Hockey Hall of Fame, to name a few. You can eat and drink very well in between all your fun non-edible to-dos because this is FOODIE HEAVEN! Plus, the Toronto Islands are right there, where you can bike, canoe, and kayak!
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In Thailand, prices are typically reasonable for a wanderer of the North American variety, but it really depends where your interests keep. However, if you’re looking to explore the magnificent  country sometime soon, you can really try it all. With an exchange of US$1 = 35 Thai Baht, you have the opportunity to see what the other side of the world has to offer you with significant less worry. Venture into Thailand’s elephant reserves, behold beautiful temples, hike through jungles to a remote waterfall, or party like crazy in wild heart of city nightlife. Otherwise, there’s always a pristine beach (or dozen) with eye-poppingly blue water for you to rest easy.
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There’s plenty to experience in Malaysia, and thanks to an exchange rate of US$1 = 4 Ringgit, you can go relatively all out. With its share of big cities, beaches, and wildlife, the country is ready for anyone and everyone—as long as they have a sense of adventure, of course. Bounce through realms of nightlife, architecture, history, art, nature, and outdoor activities. Take in the view from the Petronas Towers or brave Mount Kinabalu. Be humbled by Kek Lok Si or dumbstruck by the Batu Caves. Explore rainforests, take a backpacking excursion, go scuba-diving, spend a day shopping, relax at a family resort, or stay way longer than you planned to do all of it because you now can!
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photo Casa Pueblo


Now’s the time to visit South America—Uruguay especially. That’s because you can scoop an exchange rate of US$1 = 28 Uruguayan Pesos. With that solid of a deal, you can surely get more in a country where a little goes a long way. A gorgeous country with plenty of untouched beauty, Uruguay is certainly a place to be, and now you have one less excuse. While not sleeping off a long night of dancing and drinking tannat on the beach, you have the chance to mosey through charming small towns and inviting big cities. If you want to move a big faster, you can always learn the ways of a gaucho and ride a stallion off into the sunset.
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South Africa

A diverse nation awaits you with a deal on currency. At US$1 = 13.5 Rand, you can have yourself one heck of a time. Get out your camera and be prepared to take a million photos. Between wildlife reserves, nature reserves, and the charming coastal spots in between, South Africa is ready to fill your eyes with more sights than you know what to do with. Then there's the whole thing about exploring caves, going rafting, trying out a safari, doing a zip line, and drinking wine at a vineyard. Talk about more bang for your buck.
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photo Huka Lodge

New Zealand

Like Australia, this is one heck of a leap across the ocean. It takes a bold plan and some serious savings...or does it? Well, the actual coming and going is a costly business, no matter how you slice it, but you can make up for it once on gorgeous soil with an exchange of US$1 = NZ$1.3. Behold a natural landscape as colorful as they come, all at bargain price. Wander through Tongariro National Park for its volcanoes, wind down on Waiheke Island at one of its wineries, or hike around Doubtful Sound while keeping an eye out for dolphins. There’s so much to see and do in New Zealand, you probably actually need a strong dollar to savor it all, from fascinating expeditions through glowworm caves to checking out the curious geothermal reserve of Waiotapu. It’s time for adventure!
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For North American travelers, Vietnam gives up sights, stays, and scrumptious meals for an ideal price. The exchange rate is good right now, though, to be fair, it’s typically good. You come up on quite a lot for not that much and this season it’s trading at US$1 = 22,325 Dong. This is surreal, given the impressiveness of Vietnam. It’s a country where you can take in the architecture of a palace, explore an ancient hillside temple, or spend a day at a waterpark. You can keep busy in the city or explore the most tranquil other-worldly rural areas. There is so much cultural and culinary experience to be had across Vietnam, from ballet stages and sculpture museums to street food cuisine, that may turn you from a visitor to a resident.
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In Sweden, you can have the time of your life, especially if the dollar gods are ever in your favor. Speaking of which, hey, they totally, certainly are, at least right now. Jetsetters are scoring a rate of US$1 = 9 Krona at the moment. That means you can explore Gamla Stan and Skansen. That means you feel like a kid again at Gröna Lund theme park or learn gothic history at the Uppsala Cathedral. See an endless horizon at the Abisko National Park or have fun learning at the Universeum. There is truly something for everyone here and even if you’re there for a while, you’ll go home wanting.
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