Breathtaking offshore locales that will not pinch your pocket

Here are a few travel destinations that aren’t as popular as the regular Europe trip but are cost-effective, warm, and serene and would look divine in your social networking gallery.

Your Instagram feed inspires you to quit your regular job and take up travelling full time. You are at the peak of your wander lust but your bank balance isn’t as optimistic as you are. Your friends are all set for bachelorette trip or honeymooning at pristine islands, but you are still lazing at your lala land without any idea how to make dreams a reality.


Not everyone can be a travel blogger. Or afford to just travel for months on end without working. Or deal with not having a steady job. Here are a few travel destinations that aren’t as popular as the regular Europe trip but are cost effective, warm, and serene and would look divine in your social networking gallery.


Corcisa, France



Corsica looks as heavenly as was presented in the movie Tamasha. The emerald waters of the Meditterean Sea, the charming coastal towns make it the perfect seaside refuge for those looking to relax and unwind. Mountainous island of Corsica is located in southeast of France and west of Italy, Corsica is blessed with spectacular landscapes and beaches. The capital of Corsica opens a page of the history.



The French Emperor Napoléon was born in 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica’s capital city. Dotted along the town are historic statues and sites like the Bonaparte House, which was Napoléon’s family home and now a national museum


Port Salut, Haiti



What was once known as the “The Pearl of the Caribbean” faced much in the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. However, with miles of pristine powder-white sand, cyan blue. And thanks to cheap lodging and food costs, Port Salut is an affordable destination for 2018.



A live jazz band will set the mood while you enjoy impressive interpretations of Haitian staples like griot, a fried pork dish. Enjoy a Prestige beer, or even a rum cocktail inside a fresh coconut, while you float in the warm, clear and distinctly blue waters of the Caribbean as you leave the World Wide Web far behind.


Colombo, Sri Lanka



Sri Lanka is interesting becoming a popular destination especially after Bolyywood actress Anushka Shetty and Cricketer Virat Kohli was heard to plot their secret wedding here. This coastal town, the capital of the country has much to offer. Visit the Gangaramaya Temple and other nearby Buddhist temples if you have an interest in archeology and religion.



Walk around in the Colombo Fort area where every building has a rich history, and so many tales to tell. Shopaholics can bargain to their heart’s content at Pettah Market, Colombo’s huge open market. Savour delicious Sri Lankan food, especially if you like seafood and come back tanned yet refreshed.


Kathmandu, Nepal



Very often we romanticize on faraway locations so much that we tend to forget what our immediate neighbors have to offer. Just across the border and a very cheap flight away from New Delhi sits Kathmandu - with promises of mountains and spirituality. Buses run from Siliguri in West Bengal to Nepal. From being a gateway to the Himalayas for mountaineering enthusiasts, a trip to Kathmandu offers a fine blend of the modern and the traditional. The Pashupatinath Temple is the city’s oldest Hindu temple, while the Bodhnath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the world.



A walk around the Gokyo Lakes (valley) offers a picturesque view of the mighty Mount Everest, a three-hour walk up to Gokyo Ri summit.


Zanzibar, Tanzania



Zanzibar is an East African Archipelago with clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow white sandbars perfect for wading; and many small, nearly deserted islands. With its colorful coral reefs, endless spices, a varied culture and name that commands curiosity - full of beautiful contrasts.



Tickets to this destination can be pricey but definitely not lodging, dining and sightseeing. History lovers can also explore the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old quarter.


2018 has 15 long weekends. Where are you heading to?


 


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