When planning a trip, it is always important to stay true to your budget. Rates in any area usually have peaks and valleys. Below are some locations for you to consider if you are on a budget and would like to take a trip in the near future. You can always visit Paris, Rome or London. But, consider taking “the road less traveled by.” It WILL make all the difference.
SYRIA – Travel bargains abound in this lively Middle Eastern country. Whether you want to visit Biblical sites or other ancient marvels, Syria has it all! Hitch a ride on a self-propelled Howitzer and head down to the Euphrates River. Dip your feet in the healing waters and dodge bullets at the same time. Multi-tasking has never been so much fun!
And chemical weapons aren’t the only thing Syria is stockpiling. There is no shortage of kebabs and other delicious Middle-Eastern food. Whether you want lamb or beef, every street corner and walking vendor is capable of satisfying your taste buds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For those of you that hate waiting in line, D.C. is the place to be right now! There are no lines at any of the national museums and crowds are non-existent. OK, so they’re technically closed until our government can learn to play nice. But, if you slip the security guard $20, they’ll most likely let you enter. Trust me, this city is not immune to bribes.
EGYPT – Political Tension? Protesters? Financial instability? It’s like America with Ancient Pyramids. Tourism has taken a big hit in this country, which translates to savings for you. For those of you with champagne dreams on a beer budget, Egypt is your ticket. You can stay in a Ritz-Carlton suite for a fraction of the cost. You’ll be surrounded by so much luxury, you won’t want to leave the hotel (which is probably your best bet).
SOUTH DAKOTA – Want to get a jump-start on the holiday season? Visit this October Winter Wonderland. The Black Hills are currently a festive white color, thanks to the 3+ feet of record snow they received this week. This is a fashionista’s dream – You can get some early feedback on your new winter coat and boots while you strut down the streets of Pierre.
With the money you will save on discounted hotel rooms, you can go on a shopping spree in the gift shop at The Corn Palace located in Mitchell. 275,000 ears of corn are sacrificed every year for the purpose of decorating the Corn Palace. We owe it to the corn to pay homage this architectural marvel.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
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