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Budget Solo International Vacation Ideas

They say, “Travelling alone is the single best gift you can give yourself” and how true! Your reasons to travel solo may be many, but embarking on adventures with unfiltered prejudices can be such a soul-satisfying experience. Travelling can teach you a lot about yourself too. You will discover newer passions, newer strengths, overcome a few fears and come back much more confident than you have ever been. So, it is time you took that leap of faith. Use this trip planner, click on ‘Plan My Trip’ and set off into the world.Do not let the thin wallet worry you, here are a few tips on how to plan a budget solo trip:

Book flights having long stopovers:

These flights come much cheaper plus you can even do a small tour of the city you are stopping over at, provided you have a valid visa. Also, look for red-eye flights.

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Stay with the locals:

Book yourself Airbnb’s or homestays. This way, you will save some big buck and will also come across the best-kept secrets of the city; like which is the best bar in town, or where can I view the best sunrise.Accommodation-965474_640

Book the city passes online at discounted prices

The many travel reviews that are available over various travel forums will help you know more about discounted city passes, hop-on-hop-off busses, sightseeing passes and more. Secure one at the earliest.

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Travel greener and cheaper

Buy yourself a travel card and take a bus, or the subway. Some cities even offer you travel + sightseeing passes. Keep an eye for those!

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Buy the souvenir at the local market

Planning to buy those ‘City fridge magnets’ for your folks back home? Get them at a local market instead of gift shops or even airports.

Pizza for dinner

Order in, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the pizza for dinner. Or try some street food; or eat with the locals, eat like a local.

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Ditch the duty-free shopping!

I know how tempting those beautiful, twinkly shops look. And with long hours to kill, this seems like a perfect trap. Rather, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable in the waiting lounge and read that favourite book of yours. 

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Planning the trip already? Let’s take a look at some of the best solo travel destinations from around the world and why should you visit them:

  • Australia – Safe to travel, English-speaking country
  • Thailand – Beautiful beaches, friendly hospitality
  • Bhutan – Happiest country in the world, a brand new cultural experience
  • Costa Rica – Abundant adventures, great food
  • Bali – Amazing landscapes, and many massages!!   

10 Best Family Holiday Destinations in Malaysia

While Thailand tends to steal the show when it comes to attracting tourists, Malaysia plays the silent-charm game. The truth is Thailand wins half of its tourists solely because most visitors are unaware of the many fascinating tourist favorites tucked in Malaysia’s charming holiday blanket. To your surprise, Malaysia tourist attractions are an excellent blend suitable for families or otherwise. From the plethora of things to do in Malaysia, here is a list of 10 places you can enjoy with family.


Kuala Lumpur
The capital of Malaysia is more like a-‘have it all’ city. The culture is a combination of Malay, Chinese, and Indian and hence you have a little of everything here. Be it cuisine, or anything else. The city’s iconic attractions like PETRONAS Towers, the Perdana Lake Gardens, and Menara KL Tower have plenty of entertaining things to offer. Kuala Lumpur is also home to the central market with a range of goods up for sale. Explore Kuala Lumpur itinerary 5 days to enjoy your trip.

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Malaysian Borneo
The city and the star lights are a common thing to explore everywhere, but Malaysia has something more. The bliss of green rainforests and wildlife occupy a large stretch of the world’s biggest island after Greenland and New Guinea. This place makes for an excellent family destination.

Penang
Penang is a Malaysian state rich with plenty of museums, a fort, historic homes, and uber delicious food. If you’ve made this trip to taste the varied Asian cuisine, even the street food here vouches for it. Penang therefore is an ideal destination for families especially to enjoy exquisite meals.

Taman Negara
This is a National Park in Malaysia and the oldest one. The park is replete with greenery and tall trees and makes for a refreshing walk amidst nature. The long canopy walkway gives admirers a better glimpse of the trees that may not be visible to the eye from ground level. The park also features mesmerizing waterfall, trekking trails, bird watching, rafting, fishing, and wild elephants. See more at www.tourism.gov.my

Perhentian Islands
The enthralling islands are ideal for snorkeling, diving, and enjoying other water sports. The island is perfect for families to enjoy a day of picnic and fun water activities. Check more information at wikitravel.org

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Cameron Highlands
A thick carpet of greenery welcomes you at the Cameron Highlands with pleasant. Weather, strawberry farms, butterfly gardens, and flower greenhouses. The highland is also home to vast stretches of tea plantations and paths for trekking. On a visit with family, you could enjoy a picnic here of go on a tea plantation tour.

Malacca
Locally known as Melaka, this city is rich with history and culture. On a visit here you’d be exploring more historical, cultural, and colonial sites. Malacca was also pronounced a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2008. It therefore makes more an educational and informative stopover in Malaysia.

Tioman Island
On the east coast of Malaysia, lies the mesmerizing island of Tioman. The island is carved into secluded and busy beaches making for a mix of crowd and isolation together at one place. You could use this island for diving and other water activities. A family trip would prove to be quite fun here.

Langkawi
To the northwest corner of Malaysia lies another alluring water body with breathtaking views. Langkawi is home to Malaysia's largest indoor aquarium and the beautiful Pregnant Maiden Lake.

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This is one of Malaysia’s most populated and developed state home to plenty of entertainment like theme parks, snow parks (indoor), malls, caves and more. Kids especially would love this place. Selango is hence a top family destination in Malaysia.

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