With the upcoming holidays, it is wise to plan your vacation in advance without having to spend a fat wad of cash. As Budget Travel Magazine cites, "If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation."
With innumerable choices at your disposal, it can be quite a daunting task to pick the ideal spot. Here are five handpicked international destinations that will help you to narrow down where you can unwind.
1. The Pristine Beaches of Thailand
Discover the white sand and clear blue waters along the breathtaking beaches surrounding the coastline of Thailand. From the gorgeous Patong and Kata beaches in Phuket, to the beautiful Railay and Ton Sai beaches near Krabi, Thailand offers a diverse range of beaches and resorts for a memorable vacation. You could engage in rock climbing and snorkeling or try your hand at jet skiing and swimming.
The Moon Bar in Bangkok is a treat to the eyes, providing a spectacular view from the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. You could also plan a day exploring the Chatuchak weekend market, which is one of the world's largest weekend markets with more than 8000 stalls.
The Pristine Beaches of Thailand
2. The Delightful Cultures of Indonesia
Dive into the cultural heritage of Indonesia, which is home to the Java Soul nation festival that displays a wide range of acts, music and costume competitions. You can also explore the Sanur Village Festival, which is a community event that highlights several large-scale activities including food festivals, water sports and cooking demonstrations, truly exploring the soul of Balinese art.
Borobudur Temple, Indonesia
3. The Peaceful Nature of Bhutan
Nurture your peace of mind by spending the night in cozy authentic Bhutanese homes and cooking your own meals. The sacred temples, monasteries, nunneries and historical monuments add a great deal of spiritual essence to the land of Bhutan. Its cultural heritage is shaped by traditional arts and crafts, such as textiles, paintings and sculptures. The National Museum, the town of Trongsa and the administrative centre PunakhaDzong are some of the highlights of this serene country.
Tiger's Nest, Bhutan
4. Your Shopping Pit Stop - Hong Kong
Indulge in never-ending comfort shopping at Jade Market, Harbour City and Stanley Market in Hong Kong for a potpourri of ornaments, designer boutiques, artwork, garments and souvenirs. You could enjoy scrumptious Chinese food at the Temple Street Night Market restaurants to get a taste of the local cuisine.
In addition, you can visit the Man Mo Temple and Tian Tan Buddha for a tour of the sacred land. The Happy Valley Racecourse is another must-visit, especially if you happen to be around on a Wednesday.
Cat Street, Hong Kong
5. The Urban Lifestyle of Dubai
Experience the bustling life of Dubai, including travelling in the metro, staring in awe at the Burj Khalifa and experiencing the world's largest choreographed fountain show. You can also pay a visit to the Emirates Towers, which is a building complex in Dubai that contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.
Highlighting Dubai's architectural feats are its malls and museums, which are a must-visit for tourists. If you are looking to unwind in a luxurious manner, book a stay at the splendid Madinat Jumeirah Resort, which also includes an adventurous safari for a complete fun package.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
While you pick your favorite getaway for the season, also remember to opt for a comprehensive travel insurance policy to enjoy a hassle-free trip.