The world is more exciting and accessible than ever before. But, not all vacations are made equal when it comes to the value they offer. We have identified a few vacation destinations that stand above the rest, and will scratch whatever itch needs scratching.
While London may seem like an illogical choice due to its astronomical housing prices and high cost of living, it is packed with value for travelers. London is loaded with free activities: visit the National Gallery, the British Museum, or the Natural History Museum and be entertained for hours. Experiences such as strolling Portobello Road Market, visiting the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, or a day trip to Cambridge or Oxford University are exceptional ways to squeeze a lot of experience out of an affordable or even free day.
For a truly relaxing beach vacation where you can take a load off, while not spending a fortune, check out Croatia. Croatia has over 5,000 kilometers of waterfront on The Adriatic Sea to enjoy. Whether you decide to spend your beach time in Split, Lovrečina Bay, or Nin you can soak up the sun, enjoy inexpensive food and drink, or boat between the islands. While there are less expensive places to enjoy the beach, Croatia's relative safety, Mediterranean Climate, stunning natural beauty, exciting culture, and fantastic value make it a great choice for Wyse travellers.
Yosemite Valley in California is one of the most stunning and exciting places on earth. John Muir described it by saying “it is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” If Muir's quote doesn't bring out your inner adventurer then nothing will! Hiking Half Dome is one of those extraordinary adventures that is both terrifying and electric, something that you will remember for the rest of your life. Hike any of Yosemite's over 800 miles of trail with up to 5,000 feet in elevation gain. Or if you're exceptionally adventurous rock climb the 3,000 foot face of El Capitan, a bucket list item for any climber. Most activities in Yosemite are free, minus the sweat equity that goes into hiking and climbing!