By Teal Pelish, Cheapism.com
Going international can turn an otherwise banal summer vacation into a lifelong memory. But is there such a thing as cheap international travel -- especially in a place like Europe, where the exchange rate hovers around $1.30? Here are some inexpensive ideas for students, couples, and families looking to visit an exotic place on a limited budget.
Opt for a backpacking trip.
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Backpacking. For college students and 20-somethings, this method of independent travel is not only an affordable way to see many parts of the world but also a fun way to meet people, especially if you plan to travel solo. Backpackers congregate in hostels, where a dorm bed with a shared bathroom typically costs far less than a hotel room. Visit HostelBookers to read reviews and reserve cheap accommodation with no booking fee.
The classic destination is Western Europe, of course, but consider South America for cheaper international travel. The most affordable Read More »from How to Travel Abroad on a Budget This Summer