Destinations like Bora Bora and the Bahamas can offer Vitamin D, clear water, and all the amenities you can shake a cocktail stirrer at, but all that relaxation comes at a steep financial price, which means you may be more stressed when you actually come home. Get the most bang for your travel buck by following our lead to these beautiful and entirely affordable countries, where adventures and luxury won't put you in debt.
Backpackers flock to budget-friendly Vietnam, where you can still get a bed for a few bucks a night, rent a scooter for the same, then binge on some of the best street meat on earth (and killer iced coffee proffered in plastic bags). One of the most affordable adventures here costs just $10 per day. Rent an old Minsk 125cc motorcycle from Hanoi Motor Cycle Rental for self-guided tours through spectacular areas to the north of Hanoi around Son La, Lai Chau and the mountain town of Sapa, surrounded by rice terraces and trekking routes. With the Dong you save cruising around on two wheels, you can afford to splash out on a junk boat cruise through the dramatic karst landscapes of Halong Bay.
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