Life is short, book the flight
Am I The Only One who loves to travel? I'd much rather spend my hard earned money on a flight to one of my desired destinations than buying a new handbag or pair of shoes. Numerous studies have shown that people who spend their money on experiences rather than material items are much happier anyway. So why not spend your money on once in a lifetime experiences? I know what you're thinking, "With what money?!" Well friend, you've come to the right place. We've got a list of 10 places for you to visit this year, without totally breaking the bank. What are you waiting for? Book that flight!
1. Panama City, Panama
If it has Latino/Afro-Caribbean foods and a beach, count us in! If you're trying to make your way to Central America, this is the perfect place. Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. This is also a great location if you're looking for a relaxing getaway or a city filled with nightlife. Sources estimate that it will cost you about $30-$40 a day for you to enjoy your stay.
2. Kingston, Jamaica
I mean, you just can't deny the Caribbean vibes. Kingston is the capital of the island of Jamaica and lies on its southeast coast. This cosmopolitan city will make you feel right at home with their authentic cuisines and lodging right in the middle of all of the action. Did we mention there is a Bob Marley museum? Sources estimate that it will cost about $50 a day for you to enjoy your trip to Jamaica.
3. Toronto, Ontario
Drake speaks so highly of the 6, so why not make a quick trip. It's also only a hop, skip and jump away from Michigan for all of our friends in the Detroit area. Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario and also the birth place of Tory Lanez, DVSN and PartyNextDoor. Look out American boys, the Toronto kids are coming for you! If you don't have a trip planned yet, mark your calendars for Caribana! Sources estimate it will cost you about $50-$60 a day on a budget-friendly trip.
4. Phuket, Thailand
Want to make it to Asia but not sure how you'll afford it? Put Phuket, Thailand on your list. Phuket is a rainforested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea and has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches. You can definitely find a hotel room with a balcony off of the beach without dropping a ton of cash. Sources say it will cost you about $60 a day on a budget-friendly trip.
5. Crete, Greece
Yes, we are here to tell you that Greece is not only great to look at but it can be cheap too! Crete, is Greece's largest island, and is known for it's fine-sand beaches and White Mountains. If blogger, Gabi Fresh, and her recent trip to Greece doesn't get you excited then these prices will. Sources estimate that it will cost you about $40-$60 a day on a budget-friendly trip.
6. Houston, Texas
Although the 6 Gawd is from Toronto, he draws a lot of his inspiration from Houston. Home of Beyonce and Solange Knowles, the city is filled with soul. From the amazing food options, popping nightlife scene, and all-star weekends Houston is a definite bang for your buck! Sources estimate it will cost you $40 -$60 a day on a budget friendly trip.
7. Harlem, NY
Harlem is a hub for Black Excellence! Whether that be showcased through food, fashion, music, or tech you can find it all there. It's literally "A Seat at the Table" in physical form, and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Sources estimate that you can visit most Harlem attractions for under $25.
8. San Juan, Puerto
Want to stay close to home, but still get that Caribbean feel? Well, San Juan is the perfect fit. While technically in U.S. territory, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, food, and nightlife without breaking the bank! Sources estimate you can get coursed meals from $7 - $10 a plate.
9. Palawan, Philippines
If your looking for breathtaking views, beautiful weather, and delicious food Palawan just might be the place for you! Flights from the west coast are dirt cheap, and sources estimate you can rent a hostel for as cheap as $10 a day!
10. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is an absolutely beautiful city, filled with color! Rich in history, tradition, good vibes, and absolutely amazing food. It is a travel must, you will never run out of things to do. New Orleans is also a hotspot for free attractions, sources estimate there are over 50 fun FREE things to do.
Tell us friends, where are you off to first?