5 Affordable Vacation Destinations You Haven’t Thought Of

 
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Short on cash but still craving a vacation? We at Bundle.com talked to April D. Thompson, travel marketing consultant and founder of the blog AbsoluteTravelAddict.com, and Deborah Peniuk, owner of the health/wellness travel agency AYA Life, about affordable travel destinations you may not have considered. Here’s a look at their top picks.

Portugal

American tourists flock to France and Spain but many overlook Portugal’s Old World charms. Thompson recommends Lisbon, which offers cultural attractions like the Berardo Collection Museum (which is free) and the Castelo de São Jorge, a Medieval castle overlooking the city. Thompson says Lisbon’s hotels and restaurants offer some of the best values in Western Europe and the city’s public transportation means there’s no need to rent a car. “You can get the Lisboa Card which is a discount card that offers deep discounts to many sights and free public transportation,” she adds. For adventure or food-minded travelers, Peniuk suggests exploring Portugal’s Azores Islands, where accommodations and excursions can be even cheaper than Lisbon.

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