Post # 1
We will have 10 days toward the end of August to travel and I have no idea where to go. We have not traveled internationally so the goal is to visit somewhere outside of the US. Our budget is about $2000. Budget for flights will be separate so just worried about having enough to cover hotel, food, activities and transportation once we arrive at our destination. We love warm and cool climates. We equally like mountains and beaches. I think a unique/once in a life time type of experience is what we’re looking for.
Where have you been that was breathtaking? Is our budget realistic and what should be keep in mind to stay on budget? Are there certain destinations that turned out to be a disaster and we should stay away from? I’d love to hear any travel/vacation ideas you ladies may have!
This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by bluesparkles.
Post # 2
a lot will depend on what you want.
Open to different foods?
Interested in touristy things?
What kind of accomodations? Are hostels ok?
2000 will go a lot further in some places then it will with others.
Post # 3
I LOVED Cuba. It was so neat, beautiful, and friendly. The food outside the resorts is incredible and there are so many different places to see. It was like going back in time, and a nice escape. It is a lot safer than a lot of other places in the Caribbean and there is no pressure from vendors in the market places. It is so unique and I would recommend it to anyone. It’s not expensive either
Post # 4
For $200/day (your rough budget), I think you could have a really nice vacation in Croatia. It is a beautiful country with a lot to do. i stayed there on the cheap by renting a bedroom in someone’s home (this is common over there, and it was totally like a hotel but more interesting because I was in a residential neighborhood), but on your budget I bet you could find nice hotel accommodations, too. You could do a combo Italy/Croatia trip, but Italy is way more expensive.
another idea is Ecuador — we took our honeymoon there, and the nicest place we stayed at was $80/night. That was a gorgeous inn in the mountains. You can stay at very lovely places for around $40-$60/night, depending where you are. We loved it there; again, lots to do, and there are both beachfront & mountains.
Morocco is also a really cool place, not too expensive, and an easy introduction to Africa if you’ve never been to the continent before.
Or, finally, I know you said international, but if I had 10 days and $2000 + airfare in August, I’d probably go to Alaska. I’ve been once and it’s amazing — truly!
Post # 5
Your budget is best suited to the Caribbean, Central America, and some of the less popular Eastern European countries, although airfare to Eastern Europe may prove prohibitive. $2000 will barely cover hotels for 8-10 days in some of the more popular European destinations for one week, so unless you get very lucky, London, Paris, Rome, etc, will be off the list. I’d consider Costa Rica, the USVI/BVI, the Dominican Republic, Barbados and possibly El Salvador (But you’ll need at least some Spanish in El Salvador).