Top Ten Travel DestinationsSingapore is the vibrant and energetic city where the East meets West with the traditional and modern. Even in popular places like Chiang Mai and Pai , you can easily find basic dorms for less than $5. If you stick website with eating street food (To each her own, but why eat pasta when you can have pad Thai, am I right?), not only will you save yourself some money, the experience will be much more authentic and delicious, too.
Located on the Lisbon Coast, Cascais boasts a perfect location, just two steps away from the capital city and its international airport and other must-sees locations such as Sintra (UNESCO Heritage Site), Ericeira (World Surfing Reserve) and Mafra (the Portuguese Versailles).
Not only will you find magnificent rugged wilderness with remote white sand beaches and lush mountains, but in Hobart, there's a gastronomic renaissance happening thanks to the country's top chefs who are creating dishes that highlight the region's world-class produce.
Why in 2020: The Scottish capital will be getting a luxury update in 2020 when the Red Carnation Hotels group renovates 100 Princes Street , opening a sister hotel to London's Hotel 41. The hotel, the group's first in Scotland, will boast views of Edinburgh Castle and will serve as an 'exclusive retreat' on the city's famous street.
While not an official marathon (it takes place on the Inca Trail, which is in a National Park), if you're a runner up for a serious challenge, you'll want to take this race on. The course starts at Cusco at an altitude of 11,150 feet and continues along the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, featuring stunning views of the Southern Peruvian Andes throughout the course.
While events will be held throughout the year and throughout the state, Maine's capital of Augusta is the best place to celebrate and appreciate the state's history and culture with programs like Statehood Weekend (a March festival featuring bean suppers, music and food drives), special exhibits at the Maine State Museum and guest speakers.
In Koper, a southwestern city with strong Italian and Croatian influences, travelers can enjoy the beauty of the Gulf of Venice accented by Gothic and Baroque architecture, explore history in centuries-old palaces and city squares and try traditional Slovenian cuisine.
Some people may not mind sharing their vacation with hordes of strangers, but for those who prefer to visit places that are off the typical tourist's radar, here are 10 incredible locations you should consider traveling to now before the secret's out and the crowds start rolling in.
An overnight bus from Kuala Lumpur to the Perhentian Islands costs as little as $8, there are so many interesting local neighborhoods and markets that are free to explore, and finally, the Malaysian cuisine is like no other - you can find food from just about any culture and it's so cheap and delicious - but not necessarily healthy.
Hostels are a great value - perhaps the best in the world - and as always, if you stick to eating street food, you won't need a lot of money to get by. What's expensive is intercity traveling, as transportation can run a bit more expensive at $20+ for 8-hour buses and upwards from there.
Even with President Obama normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2014, it is still illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba for tourism — special permission has to be granted with proof that the trip is for professional research or educational reasons.