People’s biggest excuse for not traveling more is usually that they hate seeing new things, right? Got all the scenery I need right here in the apartment, thanks. Trying exotic regional foods? I got UberEats, bro, I’m good.
Just kidding, it’s money, and understandably so -- we’ve all got a budget. But if you haven’t been paying attention the past couple of years, discount airlines have opened up the world to small-budget travelers. Places we used to refer to as “cheap once you get there” are now just plain “cheap.” And even costlier locales with sticker shock airfares now won’t eat two-thirds of your vacation budget before you even land.
If your New Year’s resolution is to get out and see the world, this might be the one you finally keep. We chatted with Gabe Saglie, a senior editor at Travelzoo.com, who crunched a bunch of numbers for us surrounding airfare, hotels, and other costs. Here are the best cheap -- or much cheaper than they used to be -- places to travel in 2018.