5) Head to Locations Other Travelers Are Put Off By
Many budget travelers choose the location of their trip based on where is cheap at the particular time they want to travel. By keeping an eye on the news and taking note of natural disasters or political unrest you can find really cheap travel deals for countries where tourism is lagging. For example, vacations to Greece dipped dramatically in price due to the extreme austerity measures the country has faced since 2010. It’s important to consider the ethical implications of traveling to areas where people are rebuilding their lives after a natural disaster (such as Nepal, which suffered a devastating earthquake in 2015), but often such places welcome tourism more than ever, as tourist money can help to boost a damaged economy. Always check to see if the government of your country has issued a travel warning against going to the country you intend to travel to. A warning may not deter you, but going against the advice of your government may actually invalidate your travel insurance.
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