It is hard to define a budget vacation really as everyone has a different budget for things. The vacations that we feature in this budget culture travel guide are ones that you would often least expect to have the words ‘great value’ attached to them.
Petra for a pittance? Tokyo on a tight budget? Cuba on the cheap? They are all possible and yet still responsible. Traveling by ‘truck’ is the cool, contemporary update of the hippy, happy way to travel, with overland travel companies taking small groups (not just hippies anymore) through Central America, India or the Middle East. Which means saving on local travel expenses while still using local guides, staying in locally owned accommodation or camping and buying food locally. In other countries like Japan or Vietnam, money is saved by using public transport, eating sumptuous street food and lodging locally. Costs are low, culture is high and the cool factor is off the scale.