What are the least expensive tourist destinations in 2014? You don’t have to break the bank to have a nice getaway. Dutch researchers did a research study on the effects of vacations on happiness. They had very surprising results. The largest increase in happiness doesn’t come from the vacation itself. Actually, the planning and anticipation of a vacation make people the happiest for a duration of 8 weeks. After the vacation is over, their overall happiness levels drops to the baseline and the drop is pretty sharp. After the vacation is over, the people who went to the vacation weren’t happier than the people who haven’t been on a vacation.
There is another interesting finding. The researchers also measured the relationship between the length of the vacation and overall happiness. Contrary to common sense they didn’t find any positive relationship. So, it really doesn’t matter whether you had a 3-day vacation, or a 7 day vacation or a 28-day vacation. Since most of the happiness boost comes from planning and anticipating the vacation, it may make more sense to have 2-3 short vacations throughout the year instead of one long vacation. So, instead of spending a bundle on an expensive vacation you can try to find affordable tourist destinations so that you have enough money left for another vacation in a few months.
If you haven’t yet decided on the perfect getaway destination for fear of going too much over your budget, we are here to help. Following, we would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top 6 least expensive tourist destinations in 2014. The following destinations all have great sceneries and attractions to offer tourists and the best thing is that they provide great value for your money. As you will see below, going away on holiday doesn’t have to break your budget, as there are plenty of nice and reasonably priced alternatives to choose from. Don’t forget to check out our lists of top travel destinations in south america, best places to visit in Mexico that are safe and beautiful, and cheapest countries to live in the World.
No. 6: Riga, Latvia
If you’re looking for the cultural experience of your lifetime you should definitely consider booking your holiday in Riga, Latvia. In 2014, this city has been dubbed as the European Capital of Culture and will offer plenty of celebrations and festivals to all of its visitors this year. Because is not exactly one of the most popular touristic destinations in the world, you can easily find affordable accommodation in the Latvian capital.