13 Hot Budget Destinations to Escape the Winter

10. Koh Phangan – Thailand

Southeast Asia is generally a super cheap region, but Thailand makes it even more attractive by being organized and offering superb quality. It’s no wonder it’s a popular destination for those willing to travel with young children. As you set foot on the Thai islands, you quickly understand why it’s called “The Land of Smiles.”

Koh Phangan is less developed than Koh Samui and cheaper than Koh Tao, making it the perfect place to find untamed nature at reasonable prices. There’s nothing like renting a scooter for the day (or the month, if you have the time) and exploring every part of the island at your own pace. Just remember it gets extremely busy during the Full Moon Party.

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9. Huanchaco – Peru

Peru is one of the cheapest countries in South America and it has a lot more to offer than Machu Picchu. The Pacific coast is peppered with cute small towns providing delicious ceviche, lots of sun, and incredible waves for those who enjoy surfing.

One such little town is Huanchaco, which is only 20 minutes away from Trujillo. Apart from just relaxing at the beach, travelers can learn Spanish from one of the many local teachers, or rent a surfboard and try their luck in the sea. It’s also possible to visit the nearby archaeological sites of Chan Chan and Huaca de la Luna y Sol.

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8. Unawatuna – Sri Lanka

Although Sri Lanka has great weather all year round, during the winter (November to March), travelers should visit the southern part of the country as the north is being affected by the North-East monsoon. Visitors tend to say Sri Lanka is like India, but more organized, so you’ll have to go there and see it for yourself.

Unawatuna is a small beach village located five km away from Galle, which was a Portuguese colony for nearly half a century. Highlights include visiting the Japanese Peace Pagoda, snorkeling at Jungle Beach, and checking out the Turtle Hatchery, which is run by locals and protect loggerhead, green, and hawksbill turtles.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.