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Travel Cheap And Travel Young: 10 Countries You Can Visit On A College Budget

With the travel season upon us, it’s time to begin exploring again and creating memories that last.

Clay Winowiecki gives us a list of the top 10 countries that rank on the low-end for cost right now.

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Like everyone else, I’m pretty much broke and can’t afford to go on a luxury trip across Europe, but just because the university takes all my cash doesn’t mean I can’t still travel.

Home to many activities and sites, this cheap country will have you living like a king for less than you would think. You can get a nice place to stay, food, transportation and even alcohol for less than 20 USD per day.

Thailand has been trying to revamp its tourism as of late and many tourism companies have been offering excellent deals. I’m a huge advocate of hostels, but if that isn’t your thing, you can get a private room with a bathroom for less than 30 USD per night.

If you are open to bunks, you can easily get by for an entire day on that price.

With the state of the economic condition in Greece, prices are low and the tourism will help bring in some more much-needed money. The country is mind-numbingly beautiful and features amazing coasts and architecture.

This is one of the best locations in all of Europe for cheap travel.

Spain is having similar issues to Greece and could use the extra money from tourism.

The country has a lot to offer, as well, with awesome food, a rich history displayed through museums and architecture and great scenic sites like the Picos de Europa mountain ranges.

Costa Rica
At a few hundred dollars, Costa Rica has one of the cheapest airfare costs when traveling from the United States, and the prices within the country aren’t bad, either.

The Costa Rican Colón has fallen lower than the USD recently, making it an even better deal. Besides, it’s an absolutely beautiful country.

You can travel in Vietnam for less than 20 USD per day and may even struggle to spend that much. The country’s dollar, known as the Dong, is at a ratio of 1 USD to 21,190 Dongs.

Even with the rise in tourism in recent years, the country still remains very cheap and that isn’t going to change away anytime soon.

Eastern Europe is very cheap right now. You can get a hostel for less than 10 USD per night and will only have to spend a few dollars per meal, including beer.

The prices in Romania have risen as of late, but you can still find great deals and even better street food. I’ll actually be backpacking in Romania next summer on a college budget!

Sri Lanka
The small country in the northern Indian Ocean is home to botanical gardens, temples and tea, making Sri Lanka a steal.

This is the most expensive country on the list, but you still only have to budget 60 USD per day and you will easily be able to afford all the basics that you need while traveling.

A tropical country with great food and a rich history, Nepal is paradise for backpackers. It’s the perfect escape from the craziness of your day-to-day lifestyle, as you relax in the countryside.

You shouldn’t expect to pay more than 20 or 25 USD a day.

If you want to relax or party, you can find both here. Buenos Aires is well known for its vibrant nightlife or you can visit Iguazu Falls for a relaxing hike.

You can stay in hostels, bus around and eat for not much money at all.

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19 Secret Facts From the Disney Vault

Alice in Wonderland


Lewis Carroll wrote the riddle “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” as nonsense… It has no answer. This has not stopped people, despite being repeatedly told that there is not an answer, from trying to contrive one.

Beauty and the Beast


The majority of the sculptures seen in the castle are different earlier versions of the Beast.

The Fox and the Hound


Producer, Wolfgang Reitherman, brought his pet fox in as reference for the animators.



Phil cleans himself up using a lions skin. The skin once belonged to Scar from The Lion King.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame


In the book version, Quasimodo is schizophrenic, and the gargoyles represent his other personalities.

The Lion King


The plot line is loosely based upon William Shakespeares Hamlet, a story of a young prince whose uncle takes over the kingdom and marries the queen after killing the king or prince’s father.

Monsters, Inc.


It normally took 11 to 12 hours to render a single frame of Sulley because of his 2.3 million individually animated hair strands.

The Nightmare Before Christmas


It is stated in “The Making of” book that the most difficult shot to film in the entire movie is the shot in which Jack is reaching for the doorknob to Christmasland. Viewers can see the perfect reflection of the forest surrounding Jack in the background.

The Nightmare Before Christmas


It took a group of around 100 people three years to complete this movie. For one second of film, up to 12 stop-motion moves had to be made.

Finding Nemo


When Dory is comforting Marlin inside the whale, the animators used the exact same sequence earlier in the movie when Dory meets Marlin for the first time.

Finding Nemo


Pixar developed a very realistic look of the surface water, but had to make it look more fake so people wouldn’t think it was real footage of the ocean surface.

Finding Nemo


The Great White shark’s name in the movie was Bruce. “Bruce” was the nickname given to the models used for the shark in the original “Jaws”, named after Spielberg’s lawyer, Bruce Ramer.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Pinto Colvig, who voiced Sleepy and Grumpy, was also the voice of Goofy.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


The custom Academy Award granted to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs consisted of one regular sized award and seven smaller sized awards.

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