5 Surprisingly Cheap Vacation Spots for Frugal Travelers

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4. Lilongwe, Malawi

Compared to other African countries like Kenya, Malawi may not be the most popular vacation destination, but because of its reputation as one of the friendliest, it’s attracting travelers from all over the world — especially those on a budget. For accommodations, you can check out the various hostels and hotels in Area 2 of the Old Town. Mabuya Camp is a popular place with tourists and expats with dorm rooms starting at $12/night. Meals can be purchased at the various local cafes for as low as $5.



11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.