As we get ready to transition from summer to winter, traveling this season would be a great idea. But most likely you’ve already exhausted your travel budget. So here are some incredibly inexpensive places to travel this season.
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
Safari is synonymous with East Africa, and scaling Mt Kilimanjaro is no exception. Standing at 19,340 feet (5896 meters) above sea level, it is the tallest mountain in Africa. It is also the tallest free-standing mountain. It’s located in Tanzania and offers an ideal adventure.
The warmth of the people is incredible. There is an army of porters that help climbers with their luggage. Not having to carry all your luggage leaves you enough energy to focus on the climb. You also get tents, mobile toilets, and food upon request. All these services are very pocket-friendly. This is life in the jungle, so there are no 4 or 5-star accommodation options for you. Welcome to the wildest part of Africa.
As with all other intense climbs, the key is taking it slow, so that you’re able to control your breathing. Drink plenty of water, get a guide, and heed their instructions and you will be in for the adventure of a lifetime. Getting over the hardships leads you to the summit where you can marvel at the beauty surrounding you from the top of Africa!
Goa – India
As the monsoon season approaches its close in September, India will be the perfect getaway for you. The tours are discounted, and the flights are cheap. In Goa, you can forget the cold back home by soaking in the hot sun on the public beaches as you enjoy free entertainment. It’s a tradition that every nightfall on Goa beach the management throws a party, and the entrance is free. Be careful not to inhale too much weed though because marijuana smoking is legal in this part of India.
While in Goa, join the caravan at the Rajasthan’s Pushkar Camel Fair. The Camel fair, locally known as the Pushkar Mela showcases bridals, longest moustache, matka phod competitions, and most recently, a cricket match between a team of tourists and the indigenous Pushkar Club.
Texas Hill Country River Region
Texas Hill Country Region is located roughly two hours from San Antonio’s west. It’s an ideal selection for incredible outdoor activities. Accommodation is affordable. You can choose to stay in a campground or cabin or reserve a holiday rental if you’re part of a large group. For instance, a cabin that can accommodate 18 persons with a BBQ pit and a pool goes for $ 445 for one night, which is cheaper compared to a rate of $24 per person in one night.
Until about Thanksgiving, temperatures range between the mid and upper 70s. Take advantage of this weather and go for hiking trails in Chalk Bluff Park Garner State. You could also participate in relief efforts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey by donating to the American Red Cross.
New Brunswick, Canada
Canada is popular for fall festivals. Visit Canada’s Maritime province for these festivals, leaf peeping, and the whale-watching season before it ends. Airfares and accommodation prices are far less this season as compared to the summer months.
New Brunswick is also popular for the Blues Festival, the Harvest Jazz, and a food and wine feast in St. Andrews (Indulge). If you love outdoor activities, go to farmers’ markets, and paddle down the Miramichi River to see the fantastic foliage.
Do you love watching Game of Thrones? Croatia is the island where this addictive series is filmed. Some parts of the island have exorbitant charges due to tourists over-flow. However, in Zagreb, its capital, life is relatively cheap. Four-star hotels in Zagreb charge between $70 and $130 during the fall season and this city has a lot to offer.
Take part in seasonal events such as Zagreb World Theatre Festival and Zagreb Marathon. Attraction centers in Zagreb aren’t that populated. You will have a good time in the lower town’s museum and upper town’s cathedral monumental buildings.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The warm Mexican climate coupled with excellent B&Bs In the Old Town section, make Albuquerque an exceptional destination.
Attend the nine day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the New Mexico Brew Fest that make the city lit with cultural events. You will enjoy hot air ballooning, fine dining, arts, and more entertainment.
If you are an early American history enthusiast, visit Petroglyph National Monument on Rio Grande River’s west side. It’s a 7,236-acre park preserving more than 24,000 engraved images sculpted by the city’s ancient settlers.