When planning a trip, an essential and decisive factor is economic, so we will normally lean towards the most affordable offers and destinations. As inspiration, Lonely Planet collects in his book Best in travel 2024 the ten destinations with the best quality-price ratiowith places like Poland, Nicaragua and Egypt.

The Midwest (United States)

“The Bean” in Chicago.

The Midwest encompasses twelve states in the north-central United States and has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. Cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, Columbus, Minneapolis and Detroit present a vibrant cultural scenewith dozens of art studios, Michelin-star restaurants, museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago or the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Poland

Krakow, Poland
Krakow, Poland

Poland is a true historical gem in Europe and one of the most affordable destinations on the Old Continent. Starting with its capital, Warsaw, 2024 awaits us with surprises such as the opening of a new venue that will house the Museum of Modern Art and the TR Warszawa Theater. The European country also stands out for its rich cuisine and its natural spaces such as the Białowieża National Park.

Nicaragua

Granada (Nicaragua).
Granada (Nicaragua).

Nicaragua often goes unnoticed as Caribbean destination, but this Central American country is ideal for a nature trip. Here we will enjoy surfing beaches, colonial towns (like the beautiful city ​​of Granada), tropical jungles and paradise islands. An important date to mark on the calendar is April 8, when a solar eclipse visible in this part of the world will take place, and there is nothing better than admiring the spectacle from the top of one of the Nicaraguan volcanoes.

Danube Limes (Bulgaria)

Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin.
Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin.

The so-called Danube Limes refer to the ancient roman military border which extended along this river through Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania. Today, in this area that is a candidate to become a World Heritage Site in 2024, we can visit a huge number of towns, the Bulgarian ones being truly spectacular. For example, we will find towns with a lot of historical charm such as Vidin and Silistra.


Roman theater in Plovdiv.


The oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe, with more than six thousand years of History

Normandy (France)

Mont Saint-Michel.
Mont Saint-Michel.

The Normandy region is a bucolic paradise, thanks to its landscapes of crop fields, meadows and farms. Added to this is its cultural panorama, with events of such importance as the Normandy Impressionist Festival, which celebrates 150 years of impressionism. This includes everything from plays, dance shows and exhibitions, to workshops on forest walks, stargazing, picnics and light and sound shows.

Egypt

Pyramids of Giza (Cairo, Egypt)
Pyramids of Giza (Cairo, Egypt)

Egypt has always been a very attractive destination, and every traveler has at some point dreamed of visiting the famous Pyramids of Giza, take a boat trip on the Nile or delve into the tombs of Luxor. Furthermore, this will be the year that finally the expected Grand Egyptian Museum open its doors (after pilot visits in 2023), showcasing some of the North African country’s most important treasures.

Ikaria (Greece)

Gialiskari village in Ikaria (Greece),
Gialiskari village in Ikaria (Greece),

Greece has around 6,000 islands, each full of charm and with its own personality, so it can be very difficult to choose which one to visit. A great option is Icaria, a place full of legends and breathtaking landscapes, starting with its beaches with turquoise waters. If we want to fully immerse ourselves in the popular atmosphere of this island, it is recommended to travel to it during the Panigyria summer festival and experience first-hand a world of festivals, wine and traditional dances.

Algeria

Sand dunes in Algeria.
Sand dunes in Algeria.

A trip to Algeria is synonymous with exoticism and adventure. In this North African country we can live unique experiences, such as visiting one of the most important groups of prehistoric rock art in the world in Tassili n’Ajjer or discover the citadels of M’Zab Valley. The best of all is that these impressive places completely escape mass tourism and overexploitation.

Southern Lakes and Central Otago (New Zealand)

Lake Wanaka.
Lake Wanaka.

Cycling lovers will find a true paradise in the southern lakes area, Queenstown and Wanakaand Central Otago, in New Zealand. Here we will find many route options, such as the Queenstown Trails Network or the Lake Dunstan Trail.

Europe night trains

Lake Wanaka.
Lake Wanaka.

Falling asleep in one country and waking up in a different one accompanied by a soft rattle; the night trains are back in fashion and that translates into new and interesting routes to explore, such as those already offered by the Nightjet line of the Austrian Federal Railways by Central Europe or the next line Amsterdam – Barcelona by European Sleeper.

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