Now that 2013 has officially kicked off, many families may start planning their big vacation of the year. According to The Huffington Post, you don’t have to break the bank in order to take a trip this year. Here are some of the more affordable cities across the globe.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This city’s natural landscape and wonders are something to write home about and many families will enjoy checking out the sights together. The city is full of beaches, dramatic rock outcrops and artsy attractions such as the Museum of Image and Sound. Not to mention, it is also the location for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, making it quite the destination.
This city has always had the reputation for its country music, and this has only heightened since ABC’s hit new show, “Nashville” debuted. There is tons of history in this city as well as some great restaurants – and of course the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
For a place that is known for its history and beautiful architecture, it is still affordable. Not only is this destination an attraction for the history buffs, but there are tons of things to make everyone from foodies to shoppers ecstatic.
Those who want a feeling of France, but do not want to go overseas can just go to the Great White North and check out Louisbourg, Canada. This place has a 18th-century feel and has tons of delicious food and quaint B&Bs, making it a great option for a romantic getaway.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
This is the perfect trip for those who want to venture to some fantastic sights such as the Angkor Temple Complex, which only costs $20 to explore all day long. You will simply feel like you stepped back in time when visiting these ancient buildings and locations.
No matter where you decide to take your vacation this year with your family or significant other, there are a few things to keep in mind. It is important to always pack as light as possible, as a heavy bag can be much more of a nuisance than many realize. Also, don’t forget calling cards, as this gives people the chance to call home no matter where they are.