In today’s unstable economy, it is important to be conscious of the places we travel and how we spend our money. With financial uncertainty, it may seem like being able to travel has become a luxury; however, with some strategic planning, traveling is possible for most people. If you are looking for vacation ideas that won’t break the bank, here are the top 10 most affordable locations for traveling.
Colombia has long been popular tourist spot. With the rise in drug-related violence in past decades, Colombia’s popularity among travelers dropped off considerably; however, this South American country is back on the map as a travel hot spot. In fact, many travel experts think that Colombia has become one of the top destinations to visit in South America.
The most popular and sophisticated city in Colombia is Bogota. In Bogota you can visit historical sites such as The Gold Museum and Monserrate Hill. Additionally, there are a variety of restaurants and museums to visit while in Bogota. While the prices in Bogota are more expensive than other areas of Colombia, they are still affordable by U.S. standards. In Bogota you can easily get by spending $25 to $35 per day without
This list of the top 10 most affordable locations for traveling is based on the costs of airfare, hotel, food, and entertainment. Other factors that could influence the cost of your trip include travel insurance and taxes on your airfare.
1. Cancun: The average cost of a Cancun vacation is $1,878 per person. It’s easy to get there from Miami and usually only costs around $300 round trip. Cancun has a wide range of hotels from luxury to low-cost so you can find a good deal if you search around.
2. Puerto Vallarta: The average cost for a Puerto Vallarta vacation is $1,984 per person. It’s easy to get there from Los Angeles and usually only costs around $400 round trip. Puerto Vallarta has an excellent choice of hotels and it’s popular with budget travelers as well as those looking for luxury accommodations.
3. Punta Cana: The average cost for a Punta Cana vacation is $2,032 per person. Flights can be expensive but it’s a popular destination so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a deal. Punta Cana has some beautiful beaches and plenty of activities to keep you busy all day long!
Not all of us have the luxury of traveling the world, but we can all dream. While on our dream vacation, it is important to be aware of the costs involved. One such expense is travel insurance. This type of insurance covers for unexpected events while you are away such as a trip cancellation or lost luggage. It can also protect you in case of an illness or injury while you are traveling.
The following locations were selected because they offer some of the greatest value for your money by offering good exchange rates and low food and transportation costs. Some are cheaper than others, but each offers its own unique charm worthy of a visit!
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — As the sun rose over Palm Springs on a clear, cold morning, dozens of people lined up to see what the city was offering them.
The biggest crowd was around a fire pit outside a homeless shelter. There, a man named Bob who has been living on the streets for five years warmed his hands and his feet. He said he didn’t have any shoes and had slept next to that fire for four nights.
“It’s cold,” Bob said as he stood in line waiting for food, coffee and warm clothing. “I’m looking for somewhere to live.”
A few hundred yards away at a park in downtown Palm Springs, more than 300 people were offered food, blankets and warm clothing as they waited in line to receive housing vouchers.
As Palm Springs struggles with an explosion in homelessness — it’s estimated that up to 1,000 people are living on the streets — officials are trying something different: They’re throwing open their doors and inviting them inside.
The City Council is scheduled to consider Tuesday whether to establish a temporary homeless center at the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in downtown Palm Springs, where homeless people can go during the day for services such as showers, meals and access to social
Airfare – is that a word? It sounds like an airport, or maybe something to do with airplanes. But people use it all the time. Just like “healthcare,” you say. But that’s different, because health care is two words put together to make one word.
Yes, but airfare is not even two words put together to make one word. It’s a special case, because we say “air fare” all the time. If you say something a lot, it starts to sound like one word. The British say “railway” and “underground” when they mean train; they don’t say “rail way” or “under ground.” And we say “air fare” so often that it has become one word: airfare.
It’s worth pointing out that the first time anyone did this was in 1926, when the Travelers Insurance Company started using the word airfare in its advertisements. The OED says that before then people only ever said air-fare (two words). So Travelers Insurance Company invented it, as far as I can tell. Where they got the idea from I have no idea; maybe they just thought it would look better in print with fewer hyphens and spaces.