Balling on a Budget: How to Travel while Saving Money

There are many things people want to do as life move past them. Run in a marathon, become a millionaire or even do something outrageous like jump out of an airplane. There is one thing I know for sure I want to do and that is travel. I’m sure I’m not the only one that desires to see different places, experiences and different cultures.

That can sometimes be hard to achieve with daily responsibilities such as paying bills, filling the tank up in your car or living the fabulous life of a broke college student. Sometimes it feels like traveling is not accessible and we are stuck with the wander lust blues. I’m here to tell you that traveling in possible! 

Here are the top 5 places you can travel to on a budget


India is a gorgeous place to visit that is full of beauty, culture and excitement! Being that India is a cheap country to travel to, many has said it’s hard to spend more than $30 a day. Instead of staying in a fancy 5 star hotel, try staying at an affordable guest house and try the amazing cuisine India has to offer.



While China isn’t the cheapest of places to visit, it’s still affordable compare to other countries that may be on your travel bucket list. Some of the alternatives that make China such an affordable place to stay are living in a hostel which can cost you around $20 a day and the local transportation can cost you less than a dollar. 

Cape town, South Africa

From a personal experience of being able to travel to Cape Town, South Africa, it’s definitely a place I recommend that everyone must travel to at least once. Known for its beautiful scenic views and colorful culture, you’ll have the time of your life with reasonable prices. Many of the activities you can do for under $15 dollars such as visiting Table Mountain or enjoying nightlife on Long Street.  

Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco has a rich culture of markets, restaurants and mosques. Known for its mix of European, Middle Eastern and African cultures, you will have a diverse flavor of food, entertainment and fun. There are many inexpensive hotels to stay with rooms starting around $80.

Havana, Cuba  

I don’t know about you but I have always wanted to visit Cuba! The food, music and culture will be worth the long flight. With so many things to do such as visiting local cafes or even catching a show at the famous Tropicana Theater, you will never have a boring day.

And there you have it! My top 5 affordable destinations for your travel bucket list.

So, get your passport ready and get ready to have an adventure of your lifetime. 


Article by Keyonna Butler

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