‘Budget-friendly’ Destinations to Visit this ‘Fall’

As the end of summer becomes very visible, it’s the right time to pack your bags and wander far from home. Fall kinda brings with it cheaper flights to destinations where prices skyrocketed during summer.

Travel tips:

  • It is important to plan in advance (at least a month) for a trip so you buy the cheaper tickets; bear in mind that the day of the week for departure and return may also affect prices.
  • First, assign a budget for your trip and the number of intended days, then it’s easier to pick a location that fits. It’s best to stay flexible when searching to nab the best deals.
  • Second, pick a destination (think about what you want out of the vacation and places you can get that- relaxation, adventure, explore nature, etc.). You may also sign up to travel alerts to get notified when prices to your chosen destination have fallen.

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Here are a few of our wanderlust destinations for Fall and why:

PORTO a.k.a O’PORTO: This city was once the capital of Portugal with its weather staying beautiful in the fall – not going below 10°C apparently. It’s a city to get lost in with friends! To do: The city’s historic centre was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status, you should definitely check it out. You can also take a day’s trip to the capital Lisbon to absorb more of its architecture, food and culture. Flight & Accommodation: Living within the EU and in need of a getaway, you can get flights as low as 40USD (skyscanner.net). Get low prices on accommodations using the Airbnb app (airbnb.com).

Independent square, Maputo

MAPUTO: This bustling city is one of our best destinations. September is one of the dry months and a great time to visit. If you’re a lover of sea food and beach scenery, welcome to Maputo! To do: Feed yourself to your fill with fresh sea food from the fish market and take long walks through the city centre to visit the Casa de Ferro (Iron house), independent square and museums. In dire need of a beach vacation, you can take a trip to Inhambe or Vilanculos to snorkel or swim with the sharks. Flight & Accommodation: Tickets are from 400+USD and you can find good accommodation with discounts using (booking.com) for as low as 50 USD/night.

BEIRUT: Just because we can’t get enough of Lebanese cuisine! If you’re one for architecture and ancient history, Beirut is for you! This beautiful city situated on the coastline is known as the Paris of the Middle East and what better month to go wandering than this fall. To do: You can take day trips to nearby cities such as Byblos, Jounieh, Tyre and Tripoli. More things to do, let us be your guide. Flight & Accommodation: Tickets are about 250 USD (from the EU) / 450USD (from Nigeria) and hotels from as low as 65USD/per night.

ACCRA: Looking for a good night life and being sun-kissed in the day, hello Accra! Best time to visit the capital city of the Land of Gold is from November, which has little or no rainfall. To do: take in a panoramic view of the city at SkyBar, while having a delicious meal with friends or strangers and enjoying the music. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and take memorable pictures at the Black Star gate / independence arch. You can take a day’s trip to Sogakope to visit the Health and Wellness Spa Resort for a head to toe relaxing massage and scenery (worth it btw!). Also do a cross country tour for a few days- shuttle between Togo and Benin Republic. Flight & Accommodation: Tickets are from 450USD (from EU) / 200USD (Nigeria) and luxury apartments from 75USD/night.

What are your wanderlust cities? I hope you get inspiration from reading this read. Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time,

Bisous, Inma!

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