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While many people associate traveling exclusively with the warm months of the year, the truth is that winter can bring its traveling jollies as well. In fact, there are a lot of pretty amazing places to visit during the winter too- and this stands just as true regardless of how large or small your budget may be.
What are some of the best budget destinations to consider this winter? Here are some great suggestions:
Hidden on Mexico’s East Coast, Tulum is great to see during the winter – especially for those of you who want to temporarily escape the chilly weather of the Northern(er) Hemisphere. Gorgeous, unique and bathed in a truly beautiful sunlight, Tulum is filled with attractions of all kinds – and all perfect for a low-budget traveler too.
Planning on going South this winter? Infuse yourself with some gorgeous sunlight and then come back home tanned in the middle of winter? Sure, this sounds like a dream come true – and for many, it also sounds like a real luxury only someone with loads of money could afford. Yet, did you know you can get accommodation and food in Nicaragua for less than $18/day? Now, that’s a lot less than you would even spend at home – so why not pack your bags this December and have a very…Nicaraguan Christmas?
Surprised to see such a Northern spot on a list that’s all about budget-friendliness? Well, Vancouver is a perfectly affordable place, especially if you take its “large city” status into consideration. Plus, it’s filled with all sorts of winter sports and activities during the cold season – so it’s a really great destination for travellers who don’t necessarily want to escape winter, but to embrace it.
Looking for an European destination that will fill you with amazement and beauty? Well, Prague has it all. The weather might get chillier this time of the year – but if you want a destination right at the confluence between the major European waves of culture, this is it. The best part about it? Prague is totally budgeting-friendly all year round – and during the winter, you can even find hostels for as cheaply as approximately $10/night. Considering the beauty of the city and its uniqueness, this is more than a bargain!
You might be surprised to see Paris in a list of budget-friendly destinations. However, if you want to see Paris without spending a fortune, winter is the time to do it. Due to the less sunny weather, many places will lower their prices – so far that you can actually find hostels for as low as $17-18/night. And yes, the weather might not be perfect this time of the year – but on the brighter side, all the other superb Parisian attractions will still be fantastic. From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Elysees and the stunning Louvre, the City of Love has everything on point regardless of whether it’s sunny or snowy outside. Worth checking it out this winter!
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Are you sick of the same-old same-old vacations? Maybe you really want to get off the beaten path or see some ancient history? If you’re looking for a vacation destination with a difference, your next vacation should be to Israel. Here’s why:
The Food Scene
If you’re a foodie, you may be surprised to learn that Israel has a vibrant food scene. This is a country that’s a leading exporter of food, with restaurants easily sourcing the freshest local ingredients. Check out North Abraxas, which is one of the liveliest restaurants in Tel Aviv. This is where you can find simple yet delicious local dishes, and you can watch chefs prepare your food in an open kitchen.
While you’re in Tel Aviv, be sure to visit the pastry and spice stalls of the Levinsky Market, and try delicious exotic sweets at Carmel Market- one of the largest markets in Tel Aviv. Don’t forget to taste musabaha, a type of hummus eaten with sliced onions and bread.
Of course, no visit to Israel could be complete without visiting Jerusalem. Here, you’ll find 5000 years of history, and you can visit sites including the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and more.
Head north, and you’ll find Acre. The Old City here is a World Heritage listed site, and you can check out medieval structures, with the city walls dating all the way back to the Crusades.
Israel has more than 170 miles of coastline, meaning you can choose from a huge variety of beaches, including quieter spots on the sad outside of Tel Aviv, to the always-busy and buzzing six-mile beach inside the city. You’ll be surprised how much the promenade and surfers remind you of California. Along with plenty of incredible beaches, Israel is home to the dead sea. Since there is so much salt in the water you won’t be able to swim, but you can sit and float in the waters.
There’s a reason why mud from the dead sea is used in beauty products around the world, so be sure to slather it all over yourself while you’re there!
There are plenty of flights to Israel from all around the world every day. And once you’re there, you can see a huge chunk of the country in a small amount of time. Driving from Eliat, a resort town on the Red Sea, to Metula, the southernmost tip in the mountainous Golan Heights takes only six hours. That means that when you visit Israel you can truly see almost the entire country in one trip.
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York is the perfect place to spend an extended weekend as the historic city is full of heritage and architecture making it one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Whether it is long walks, shopping, or sporting activities, York has a bit of everything.
Here are five things to do on your next visit to York.
1. Visit the Castle museum
York’s Castle Museum is a great way to discover the history behind the Yorkshire city. Set in a Victorian cobbled village, you will feel like you have stepped back over 100 years back in time. The museum is full of impressive displays from the former castle and is a great place that all the family can enjoy. Entry is only £10, therefore, it is an inexpensive activity and a purchase you will not regret.
2. A Day At The Races
York Racecourse via Twitter
York Racecourse is one of the most prestigious horse racing tracks in the UK. The racecourse hosts racing in the summer with flat action on the Knavesmire. Their biggest meeting of the year is the Ebor Festival, which takes place in August, with the feature race being the Group One Juddmonte International. If you are looking to have a bet on the racing at York, or any other UK meeting before you go, read Oddschecker’s racing tips where experts have read the form for you and can recommend a selection on the action. You can book tickets for York Racecourse on their website and, with some meetings, you can pay to attend the day of the racing.
3. Take A Cruise Down The River
One of the best ways to see the sights of York is by boat with a cruise along the River Ouse. This is a fantastic chance to relax without the hustle and bustle on the streets. You can enjoy a drink on board the cruise and take some great shots of the city and wildlife along the river. As ever with such cruises, always look to book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.
4. A Walk Along York City Halls
The walls in York stretch for just over two miles and have protected the city for nearly 2,000 years. You can walk past the walls for free; however, if you want to learn more about them and the city of York, you should book a guided tour. The city centre is circled by the walls so you can stop off at various sites along the way, therefore, you should allow at least half a day to venture around the path.
5. York Maze
York Maze via Twitter
Getting lost inside a 10-foot high maze may not be everyone’s idea of a bit of fun but, if you like a challenge, this will be right up your street. The thrill of completing the maze will live with you forever and is something you can brag about with your friends. If you are attending with children, there is a funfair on the site which includes rides and attractions.
York train station is right in the heart of the city and opposite the walls so, if you are travelling by public transport, you should be able to find your way to all the main attractions on foot.
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