Every travel enthusiast keeps a bucket list of places in foreign lands that they would love to visit. However, it is often the high expenses that stop one from pursuing their dreams of traveling the world. There are many destinations around the world that you could visit without breaking the bank, if you have a proper financial and travel plan.
Diving with the white sharks of South Africa
The great white sharks of South Africa have always enchanted adventure lovers and deep sea divers. The quaint fishing village of Gansbaai which is known for its dense white shark population is where you can enjoy a swim with the sharks. In case you are scared to swim with the sharks, you could instead enjoy an interesting boat ride in the seas. Besides this, beautiful vineyards and spectacular sun set views from mountain tops are some of the attractions here. You could even see how one of the best quality wines in the world is made.
Cruise through Alaska
Alaska is the biggest state in the Unites States of America. Interestingly, there are places in Alaska that receives sunlight for 24 hours a day and also places that receive meager sunshine. There are 29 volcanoes in this region that are both active and sleeping. Besides, Alaska is the only American state that shares coasts with the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific and the Bering Sea. Mount Mckinley, which is the biggest mountain in North America, is in Alaska. You could enjoy an affordable cruise ride through Alaska during the summer. This is the off season when tourists do not swarm the destinations in Alaska. If you are interested in enjoying the splendid beauty of Alaska, this is the best time to visit. After the cruise, you could also enjoy a car ride through the national park which is home to thousands of rare species of flora and fauna. Trekking, hiking, fishing and kayaking are some of the adventurous activities that you could try in Alaska.
The rain forests of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the best examples of sustainable tourism. The world applauds the Costa Rican tourism sector which focuses on promoting tourism without harming the nature and natural resources. More than 30% of this small tropical country is covered in protected forest areas. So, the tourists could go for trekking and hiking through these forests where they could spot hundreds of species of animals, birds and rare varieties of flora too. The spectacular beauty of the rain forests is just surreal. Zip lines have been arranged here for the tourists. Besides, the Costa Rican rivers are famous for rafting too. You could taste one of the best coffee varieties here. Costa Rica finds 99% of its energy requirements from renewable resources.
The Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands is situated in the Caribbean, to the east side of Porto Rico. This overseas British territory has over 60 tropical islands in the archipelago. The tourists could hire boats to enjoy a ride to these islands. Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke are the four islands that are famous for tourism. The batholiths or ‘The Baths’ that are scattered in the shape of a woman who lies down is the most amazing attraction in Virgin Gonda. Besides, you could indulge in adventure activities like snorkeling and other water sports too.
Panama Canal is a man made wonder that connects the majestic Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic. Often hailed as an engineering wonder, the Panama Canal has been included in the list of seven wonders of the modern world. Around 15,000 ships sail through the Panama Canal every year. Tourists can enjoy boat rides through the canal to marvel at the splendid vision and the engineering genius that resulted in the making of the great Panama Canal.