Part of the Macaronesia Archipelago (west of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean), the island of Madeira is so beautiful it’s known as the island of eternal spring. If you’re visiting Portugal or Spain, why not take a day to see this amazing place? Most of the main attractions are nature walks like the Cabo Girao Skywalk, hiking to the Pico Ruivo, and seeing the Ponta de Sao Lourenco, a breathtakingly rocky coast.
It isn’t a well-known tourist destination, so hotels are cheap and numerous, and there’s no worry about the weather, ever – it’s never dropped below sixty-four degrees. That means you can even go during the quiet months of November or February and enjoy the climate.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Ranked as the forty-second cheapest travel destination during 2022, Johannesburg is a choice for someone who wants to see how quickly a city can grow. This place began as a farm that had discovered gold back in 1886. Now, not even two hundred years later, it has over fourteen million inhabitants and is one of the biggest cities in the world.
It's also one of the cheapest in the world, with reasonable prices all around, though you may be paying more for drinks. For activities, see the Brixton Tower, the FNB Stadium, the Nelson Mandela Bridge, and the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Your next trip to the Far East doesn't have to drain your wallet. If you go to Osaka, the third-largest city in Japan, you can get by spending just sixty-six dollars a day. It was the twenty-seventh cheapest city in the world in 2022 if you can believe that. Highlights of this Japanese destination include plenty of museums, a 16th-century Shogunate castle, an aquarium, Universal Studios Japan, and much more.
There are traditional food vendors and, fancy restaurants, lots of hotels, and it's easy and cheap to get around the city thanks to the numerous methods of public transportation. Finally, take a trip to one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines, Sumiyoshi-Taisha.
Founded almost three thousand years ago, the city of Fez (or Fes, occasionally) is primarily famous for the small, unique hats that bear the same name. Trust us, you'll see plenty of people wearing one, and you'll feel tempted to pick up your own, too. It's one of the go-to places in Morocco.
A mix of old styles and modern conveniences has helped Fez become a popular destination recently, with narrow alleyways, ancient buildings, and a never-ending flow of people. Enjoy lively visits to souks and traditional Arab marketplaces and marvel at medieval Marinid architecture. The main spot to visit, however, is the walled medina, the Fes El Bali.
If you want to visit a place that feels like it's right out of history, this city in Guatemala might just be the place. It's likely the best-conserved Spanish colonial city, which means there are tons of classic buildings to marvel at. There are also plenty of historical ruins, bright cobblestone streets, and even some UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The place is surrounded by volcanoes, it has some notable architecture, such as the baroque La Merced church. You might not want to spend too much time outside at night, but the Land of Eternal Spring is still a place many should visit.