If your a wanderlust baby like me, your heart is always aching to get out their and travel. Obviously this isn't always possible because of the crazy prices of flights, accommodations and food once you get there!
All those things can get pretty pricy. But Thailand is one of the most amazing places to travel to; it's filled with culture, stunning temples, amazing beaches and natural wonders that will make your jaw drop!
The best part about it? There's so many places in Thailand that are super affordable for us Canadians! Not to mention Thai food is literally the BEST food in the world. Plan your dream trip today!
Trang is located in the southern part of Thailand and is home to some beautiful beaches and stunning sights! Just outside the city is the amazing Khao Pu-Khao Ya National Park which is a must-visit which is home to deep caves and gorgeous waterfalls!
Loei is a mountainous province that is very rarely visited by tourists, which is why travelling here is so cheap! You can visit the amazing Phu Kradueng National Park which is home to trails past waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, giant mountains and more!
Chiang Rai is a northern city in Thailand, which is generally much cheaper that the beach towns in southern Thailand. It's home to some stunning sights like Wat Rong Khun, the white temple, Fu Chi Fa forest, Doi Tung botanical gardens and more!
This province in central Thailand is a perfect spot for tourists to visit. You must visit some of the stunning sights in the city like the Sukhothai Historical Park, the 13th century temples, and the amazing museums!
Yes, this is probably one of the more expensive areas of Thailand because of it's stunning beaches, but it's still completely affordable for us! You can lounge on the amazing Railay Beach A.K.A Paradise Beach, visit the Phi Phi Islands, and explore the entire islands by hiking and more!
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Another stunning beach location, Koh Chang is located right next to Cambodia and has so many amazing things to offer visitors! You must take a trip out to Mu Koh Chang National Park for amazing hiking and views of the crystal blue waters, lounge on White Sand Beach, and visit Bang Bao the village built on pillars!
Everyone in the world knows of Bangkok because it's Thailands largest and most bustling city. Although it may be more on the expensive side for accommodations because of it's popularity, the food and alcohol are still the same price as everywhere else! You must visit the gorgeous Grand Palace, the Wat Arun Temple and Khao San Road for nightlife, markets and food!
This Thailand city is full of history, being a main site of the Second World War. You can visit the war museums, cross the famous bridge over Khwae River, and hike to stunning waterfalls in Erawan National Park!
Koh Phangang is home to Thailand's famous Full Moon Party that occurs every month on the full moon! You can expect crazy partying all night long, with neon lights, glow in the dark paint, live music, drinks and so much more! Then chill out on the beach to get over your hangover the next day!
I think we can all agree that Greece is a dream destination for all of us. I don't know about you, but I've dreamt of travelling to Greece for so long to lounge on the white sandy beaches, cool off in the sparkling turquoise water and enjoy the classic Greek cuisines all day long!
Doesn't that just sound like a dream? I definitely never thought it could actually be a reality since Greece is known to be a very expensive destination. But there's actually a lot of islands in Greece that are totally affordable!
If you steer clear of the more tourist-y islands like Santorini, Athens and Mykonos you'll be able to afford this trip no problem!
This small Greek island is a must-visit if you're looking to travel Greece for cheap. It's not too far from Athens and it's home to some gorgeous sights of it's own. You can look at the sailboats by the water in Poros Town, climb the stairs to the Clock Tower to get a perfect view of the sunset or get your tan on on one of the numerous beaches!
Andros is the northern island in the Cyclades archipelago and it's filled with natural beauty, amazing beaches and picturesque villages! You should definitely soak up the sun at Zorkos Beach, hike to the flowing waterfalls in Pithara, or rent a speed boat and spend some time out on the water!
This stunning island located in the southern Aegean Sea has so much beauty to offer visitors. You can take climbing lessons to learn how to climb this island's tall, jagged cliffs, visit the Factory of Natural Sponges, lounge at the beach and enjoy some of the amazing restaurants scattered across the island!
This amazing island is located in the heart of the Cycladic archipelago. It's so gorgeous in fact, many celebrities including Tom Hanks own villas here! You should absolutely visit the Venetian Castle, explore the ancient caves of Antiparos, have a seaside meal in Agios Geogios and so much more!
This stunning island is made up of 8 major beaches all with gorgeous white sand for you to lounge your day away on! There's coves, pebble beaches only accessible by boat, amazing coastal seafood restaurants and so much more!
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This island is full of amazing sights to see and things to do! It's rich in history and natural beauty and has so much to offer visitors when they arrive. Windsurfing and kite surfing are super popular in this area, so why not take a lesson while you're there? Visit the Medieval Castle of Myrina and explore the cute shops and restaurants in town!
This gorgeous island isn't far from the famous Mykonos Island but it's way more affordable to visit! It has amazing hillside views, top-notch local cuisine and tons of amazing historic sights to see! Visit the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, visit the Museum of Marble Crafts and eat delicious seafood meals on the beach!
This amazing island should definitely be at the top of your travel list. The beaches here are unbelievably stunning, take Livadi beach for example. You can explore the winding roads with gorgeous architecture and experience an exciting nightlife scene!
The volcanic island of Milos is 100% one of the most gorgeous islands in all of Greece. The water is bright turquoise blue, the sand is a bright red colour and there's 72 whole beaches to choose from! This island will literally take your breath away with it's beauty.
If you can't already tell by the amount of articles I write on this subject, I love travelling. Everything about it is so amazing, immersing yourself into a whole new culture, exploring all the natural wonders a new country has to offer, and meeting amazing people along the way!
Travelling really is good for the soul, you learn new things along the way and discover what's really important to you. But unfortunately, spending months every year travelling just isn't possible for most of us, because it's so damn expensive!!
It's just not feasible to travel all the time and still afford to live.. so looking for the best places to travel on a budget is super important. There's also tons of places right now where our Canadian dollars can go a super long way!
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South Africa is super affordable for Canadians and has been for a very long time. It is a little bit far to travel, but you're guaranteed an amazing trip that's totally affordable once you're there. This country is full of sprawling mountain peaks and massive sandy beaches on the ocean!
Visit Cape Town for Table Mountain National Park, museums and bustling city life!
1 CAD = 46.86 RUB
Cheapest Meal: $10
Cheapest Beer: $1.71
Russia is a great travel destination if you're looking to go somewhere completely unique with a culture you really won't experience anywhere in the world. You can experience beautiful cobble stone streets, delicious cuisines (paired with shots of vodka of course), and giant historic buildings!
Japan is an amazing travel destination filled with culture, great food, stunning natural attractions and bustling cities. Of course you'll have to visit Tokyo to get the full Japanese tourist experience but you should also see Mount Fuji, visit the monkey hot springs or go to the island where cats out-populate humans!
Iceland is considered a pretty expensive city to live in, compared to Canadian standards. Our Canadian dollar will get us a long way with the exchange rate but it might even out when you factor in the price of food, travel and hotels while you're there. But it's still a gorgeous place to visit and definitely should be experienced once in your life! Especially the Blue Lagoon natural spa!
1 CAD = 2.53 BRL
Cheapest Meal: $7
Cheapest Beer: $2
The exchange rate here isn't insanely impressive but what makes this trip so worth it is how cheap it is to stay there in general! Food and travel are both super affordable in central and South American countries, and the price to fly there isn't even that much! You'll get to experience this lively country through amazing food, crazy dance clubs, and gorgeous sandy beaches.
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This is the best place to travel if you want to get a mix of European and Middle Eastern culture in one! Visit the stunning Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia for amazing architecture, the amazing salt pools, and the amazing hot air balloons in the early morning hours.
7. New Zealand
1 CAD = 1.10 NZD
Cheapest Meal: $13
Cheapest Beer: $7.50
New Zealand is known for it's amazing nature and you can clearly see why. This country is full of stunning waterfalls, towering volcanoes, glowing caves, and city life as well! Visit Auckland's Sky Tower to bungee jump from 192 meters above and visit the active White Island Volcano!
Argentina is a country full of culture, amazing night life and gorgeous natural attractions. You can spend your days enjoying delicious authentic foods, exploring stunning sights like the Iguaza Falls bordering Argentina and Brazil. Then on your nights out go out to a fun night club to learn some tango dancing!
1 CAD = 14.26 MXN
Cheapest Meal: $6.20
Cheapest Beer: $1.75
Mexico is a super classic vacation destination because you get amazing beaches, tons of sun and sand, awesome local cuisines, and it's crazy affordable for Canadians. You'll have an awesome time soaking up all that good Vitamin C and eating some authentic guac and chips!
1 CAD = 4.97 DKK
Cheapest Meal: $14
Cheapest Beer: $8
This Scandinavian country is slightly more expensive than the rest, but the good exchange rate definitely makes up for it. Visit the Legoland resort of bright coloured buildings on the water, the gorgeous 16th-century Kronburg castle and more!
Travel is one of the best experiences in the world. Although I love my friends, family and job back home sometimes it's great to escape everything that you're used to and experience something totally new and foreign to you.
It's amazing when you're able to immerse yourself into a new culture and lifestyle across the world without the daily struggles of your everyday life dragging you down. Traveling just lifts that weight right off of your shoulders.
Traveling really is amazing, but what's not so amazing is how much it costs. That's always the thing that holds people back from booking that flight to your dream destination. But at these destination, you can actually travel to Europe for cheap!
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Santorini is definitely not the cheapest destination on this list but it sure is one of the most beautiful. You can try to make this location more cheap by staying in hostels or affordable 3-star hotels and avoiding the 5-star restaurants.
Once you book this vacation you won't regret it because it's drop-dead gorgeous there. The water is bright blue, contrasted with the white buildings with deep blue rooftops, it's something you should definitely see once in your life.
Prague is an amazing destination and seems to be becoming a cheaper destination for tourists each year. There's some beautiful things to see in this city like the famous Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle, and the Astronomical Clock!
Istanbul is a beautiful city filled with culture and history that's well worth a visit. This city lies right on the border between Europe and Asia making it a totally unique place to visit than the rest of Europe.
Visit the stunning Saltan Ahmed Mosque, the iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar for amazing shopping finds.
This beautiful, river-side city is 100% a must-visit. You may not think of Slovakia as a huge tourist hub but it definitely is. They have some amazing sights like the stunning Bratislava Castle, the Church of St. Elisabeth, and the Devin Castle!
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This amazing city is located right on the coast of the Baltic Sea, giving the air a salty taste all year round. This city is known for their abundant culture through the many museums, wooden buildings, concert halls, and Old Town filled with shops, restaurants and nightlife.
This amazing Croatian city is split into two main sections, Upper Town and Lower Town. Upper Town is filled with 18th century architecture like the Zagreb Cathedral and St. Mark's Church. Lower Town is filled with the main square, shopping, outdoor cafes, museums and parks!
The architecture in this European city is all beautifully different making it super unique to explore. Explore the city's Old Town, Palace of Culture and Science, Royal Castle, and all the beautiful city parks!
This stunning town almost looks fake it's so picturesque. It's filled with old buildings all placed along the river and you get views from above! The city is filled with cobblestone streets, medieval houses and towering castles to explore.
Sarajevo is so beautiful it will literally take your breath away. You may be feeling a little tired of a list full of cathedrals and old towns to explore but each city is so unique and this one is no different.
You must see the "Tunnel of Life", the Yellow Fort, "Sniper Alley", and their gorgeous Old Town.
This city is filled with expansive fortresses and tons of hidden culture. You must visit the Church of Saint Sava, the Belgrade Fortress, the Nikola Tesla Museum and Knez Mihailova Street for shopping to get a full experience of the city's best features.
This cultural town has a surprisingly great nightlife in their historic Lipscani district. You should also visit the Arcul de Triumf, the Palace of Parliament, one of the hundreds of churches and cathedrals and the beautiful city parks!
This city has an amazing balance of nature and city life to explore. If you want to see the nature side, visit the Tatra Mountains and the Ojcow National Park. If you want to see the city sights, visit the Wawel Castle and the Rynek Glowny market square.