Hello beautiful people of the internet!
So, as the title might suggest, we’re going to share some of our bright shiny ideas on travel destinations, and why you probably want to check at least one of them out.
Now that Covid is on the ropes, and most of the sane world is close to, or has both vaccinations, we can start living our lives again, like the people of the internet that we all are.
Now that we are out attending parties, get togethers, sports and generally being social again, we can start planning a vacation because remember those? Yeah, we know, it’s hard to imagine that once upon a time in the not-so-distant past that we actually left our homes for something more than food. In fact, we even left our homes to travel to far away places because…...it’s fun. Fun is something we are also now reminding ourselves about, but that’s another thought for another day.
Since Covid is still fresh, and money may be tight, we can’t plan a vacation by simply throwing a dart at a map. Not yet anyway. No, we need to be a little bit thinky because on one hand we can’t go overboard on the costs, but then we don’t want to spend our nights in some shady backpacker hostel where the closest thing to a bathroom is dropping a deuce in a hole dug into the dirt floor. Sorry to all of those who are cool with the pack packer thing, but we can go weeks without bathing, wear a sarong and live in a shed in our own backyard.
So, we can’t travel like ballers yet, and we don’t want to live like druids either. Thankfully, there are a ton of places that you can check out without busting the bank, and we have a few favourites that will make you want to pack your INFINITY XL and book a flight.
Penguins! On the beach!
Buenos Aires is one of the world's great cities, but you can travel anywhere in the country and be amazed at what you will find. However, if you're sticking to Buenos Aires and the surrounding area, a hotel will set you back about 50 bucks per night, and 7 bucks will get you a good meal. Speaking of meals, Argentina has some of the best steak and wine anywhere in the world, and for only a few bucks, so you can eat and drink like a baller on a packers budget.
Vietnam has become one of the world's most popular travel destinations for people looking to stretch a buck. To learn more about it, watch the Top Gear episode where Jeremy, Richard and James rode around the country on motorcycles. That will tell you what you need to know. However, we can tell you that you can easily find very good hotels for about 50 bucks, and a steaming hot bowl of Pho will set you back about 3 bucks, plus you can get a Bia Hoi, which is Vietnam's favourite beer for 60 freaking cents!
Nope, not the state, the country which is located in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia. You will want to stay in its capital city of Tbilisi, where you can get a decent sized room for about 25 bucks a night. Big breakfast of khachapuri (large bread pastry with egg and cheese) will give you enough fuel for spending the day checking out the amazing historical buildings, markets and other sights for less than a dollar, and while you’re out enjoying the town, and need a refresher, a beer will cost about 2 bucks.
You probably already know a bit about Australia, but if not, then we will fill you in. It is filled with Australians, it has some of the best beaches and surfing in the world, they have spiders that are bigger than a house cat, and Jim Jeffries and ACDC call it home, so that’s good enough for us. However, the reason it is a great place to visit right now is because, like the rest of the world, it is recovering from Covid and you can find some great deals on hotels and travel. Additionally, the Australian dollar (AUD) is down by about 20% right now, so with that combination, you can put Australia high on your list for travelling and getting more bang for your buck.
Wait what? Monaco? That place with all of those bougie filthy rich people? Yes that Monaco, and not only that, you can go to the biggest Formula 1 race, the Monaco GP on a budget. Here’s how. Monaco small city-state that is completely surrounded by France. The Italian Riviera is only a few kilometres east. A hotel room costs about $250 per day, and the average meal is about 15 bucks. However, if you travel half an hour away to Nice or Ventimiglia, which is a more affordable seaside town near the French-Italian border on the Italy side the cost of hotels, meals etc is far less. Basically, you can hang on the Riviera on a budget, and hit Monaco for the race.
Now, regarding the race. If you have ever seen a Formula 1 race, you know that buying a ticket generally means that you are paying to watch a…...blur. Unless you find a seat in a slower speed part of the track, the cars are going to go past you at over 200 miles per hour, and you wont see anything except a colourful loud flash. However, you can get a general admission ticket for just under 200 Euros, and that means you can walk around and find a spot where you can actually see some action. You can also carry a few drinks with you, and you will be hanging with some of the richest and famous people on earth for a weekend.
Not a bad way to spend a weekend, and you can do it on a decent budget.
See you next month, beautiful people.