When planning an international trip, travelers must decide when and where to go, obtain passports and visas, book flights and hotels, and identify any pandemic-related entry requirements.
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With travel becoming even more expensive in 2023 due to fuel prices, inflation, and labor shortages, travelers may consider international destinations where they can get the most bang for their buck.
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Many safe and cost-effective options are also available in the U.S. Keep reading to learn more about these and other countries where U.S. travelers can maximize their budget.
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Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is also the country’s top tourist destination. This landmark, located on the banks of the Danube River, draws an estimated 700,000 visitors each year for about $28 per person.
The Campeche and Yucatán states are the safest areas of Mexico for tourists. These areas feature plenty of free activities, including beautiful beaches, mangrove forests, and old villages.
Warsaw beat out 400 other European cities for the title. Warsaw’s Old Town offers several popular attractions, like the Royal Castle and the Museum of Warsaw.
Visitors can save their euros by relaxing here as an alternative to Spain, soaking in Montenegro’s stunning bays and rugged natural beauty. Budva is a popular destination with stunning beaches.
Almost three-quarters of the country is rainforest, which travelers can explore for free at reserves like the Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park, a tranquil spot famed for its serenity.