Traveling the world doesn’t have to be crazy expensive. Pick the right destination and you can stretch your dollar for days, even weeks. We’re not talking about sleeping in fleabags on the floor. Sure, you won’t stay at fancy five star hotels on a tight budget but you can find local accommodations that more than meet your basic needs. Taking public transportation, eating in local spots and doing your research will go a long way in having a memorable yet affordable trip. Here are 10 countries to visit for less than 50 dollars a day, if you’re careful and disciplined. See, you don’t need to win the lottery to visit some amazing places.
Despite its popularity, Thailand has remained one of the most economical countries to visit over the years. The northern part is definitely cheaper than Bangkok and the islands, but you will be hard pressed to spend more than $50 a day. Basic yet adequate rooms go for about $6-10 a night, and a decent meal at a local restaurant will run you around $5. Local buses are cheap, domestic beers are under $2 and sightseeing activities are generally reasonable. It’s no wonder Thailand remains a hugely popular destination for budget travelers.