18 MOST UNDERRATED Budget Travel Destinations
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18 MOST UNDERRATED Budget Travel Destinations


  • Positiffany

    Lol the United States is not underrated at all… neither is Prague. Literally everyone comes to these places. And the US as a budget??? I live here and I hear all the time that places over seas are way cheaper

  • Nicole Dobkowski

    highly suggest visiting Bialystok, its so pretty and not that very touristy. And be sure to try Savona pizza the best I have ever had

  • Kelsey Vella

    If you are still planning your trip to Poland I highly recommend Zakopane, it's a small town in the south, very popular amongst Europeans and offers stunning views, looking forward to watching your videos on Poland ❤️

  • Veronika Lazarenko

    Scrolled down and could not see anyone said anything about Ukraine. We have mountains, caves, sea, termal spas, small desert, amazing historical cities, and tasty food. Come over Lviv, Kyiv, Odesa, Ternopil and many more.

  • Chantal Sutherland

    You have to go to Nova Scotia. You’ll never find more amazing welcoming people. Start talking to someone in the grocery store line and you’ll end up at their house for dinner 😍 while you’re there take the ferry over to Newfoundland. The food scene is becoming unbelievable and the little villages along the water is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Go in early October when the leave are turning colour. Everyone is always welcome in our little piece of heaven 💕

  • liza

    i'd recommend malta. malta is a really small country in europe and it's filled with so much interesting things. everything is really close together and there are a bunch of islands where you can travel to by boat. the language is beautiful and it's unlike your average trip to europe.

  • Lysh Pandora

    Underrated for me is;
    Both beautiful countries offering deep history, culture, great food, awesome people, perfect mix between city and country life and my both in my top 5 of amazing Eastern Europe destinations!

  • Nyonyo Reservoir

    Prague is no longer underrated.
    Not a dead expensive but nor cheapest anymore.
    Hell, everywhere was underrated before social media platforms created. Just saying.

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  • Aidan W

    Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Namibia…… Iowa?

    For me, it's gotta be Kosovo and Bosnia. Sarajevo is like a mini Istanbul, and the people are extremely friendly and open to foreigners. There's a great coffee culture, and life moves slowly there. Kosovo is the same.

  • grossstadtwinti

    Mostly agree with the picks. But Qatar was probably the most boring country I visited and Sao Paulo is really a place to avoid.

  • holiday07

    Gosh sorry to say but I've been to a few countries mentioned here and they are well deserved to stay just in the underrated category. Don't follow some of the advise here please, spend your money on the well rated places instead.

  • Leopoldo Ferrari

    Seriously, São Paulo has nothing special that you'd cross the world for. Nice bars, restaurants and a few museums yeah, but that's pretty much it. If you have a lot of time in Brazil why not but other than that go instead to the Northeast, the Amazon, Rio and the South. The state of São Paulo has better places than the capital.

  • Johanna Knapek

    If you’re going to poland you should definitly check the local traditions especially in the mountains, they have traditional food, songs and dances and clothing! Gdańsk is also a beautiful city worth visiting 🙂 have a great trip!

  • orange sunset

    I LOVED this video! Off the beaten path is usually rather beaten nowadays, but you guys were successful in gathering the remaining gems! Thanks and happy travels! 👍😊

  • Kaleigh Weickert

    OMG I freaked out when they mentioned Nova Scotia!!! No one ever acknowledges us!!! Is this our province's 15 minutes of fame?

  • John Corcoran

    I would offer the Faroe Islands. Beautiful, wild countryside. Plenty of seafood. Beautiful people. Houses with grass roofs. Undersea tunnels connect many of the islands (some are one lane and unlit but have two way traffic). The drawback is lack of tourist infrastructure.

  • Matt Smith

    Being from Nova Scotia it is super underrated as a tourist destination. Some of the best landscapes, cliffs, and views. The history of the province is very interesting as well. Don't just check out Halifax. Make sure to experience the Valley and Acadia, the Bay of Fundy, Cape Breton Highlands, and drive the South Shore. Finish the trip in Halifax with some drinks on the waterfront followed by a tradional Halifax style donair.

  • Sealance

    Should have seen the look on the insurance clerks face when I told him I was going to Russia in a 30 year old Volvo.. in the winter. He just looked at me, gave me a deep sigh and handed me a fistful of paper.

  • melvy salguero

    You should travel to El Salvador, it has beautiful beaches for surfing, mountains, very affordable. It’s call the one hour country because in one hour you can be on the beach and on the mountains.

  • PropertyOfK

    shows Poland pretty nicely here on YouTube, lately he showed Poznan, pretty underrated Polish city : ) I think FeatherandWind also spent quite some time here : )

  • denzelsnipes69

    Romania – It's one of the last places in Europe that still has brown bears

    White people:
    "I'd be down to get out there, do some backpacking."

  • lisa james

    Clarksdale Mississippi, home of the Blues! (Visit during juke joint festival) Also Memphis Tennessee and Gatlinburg Tennessee.

  • Mirza Huskic

    USA is the most visited country on earth how is it overrated lol some countries like Bosnia, Serbia, Malta or Cyprus should also be in the list.

  • Cathryn Ocken

    Yes! Yes! And YES! Recommending CHINA, like ALL of it! My daughter and I just spent 15 days traveling through China on her Heritage Tour! Five provinces, two inner China flights and five bullet trains! Only 1% of ALL tourists are from Outside Asia! You are missing out! The diversity of the terrain, the ancient culture, the people, and of course the food will all blow your minds!!! The exchange rate is magnificent! We used Sun Travel out of Seattle! Five of the most excellent tour guides EVER! Small groups got us into experiencing great unique culture! PS forget Hong Kong…inner China best! My fave Chengdu and Panda forests outside of city!

  • lindsay J

    I've added a few to my bucketlist, thanks! I think Taiwan is super underrated. It's a tiny island with SO MUCH to see; absolutely incredible nature, open and welcoming people, gorgeous temples, amazing night markets, all of the best Chinese food from mainland, and a great public transportation system that makes it really easy to explore. Plus it's more affordable than China, Korea and Japan. Also, in the US–if you like New Orleans, you should check out the Low Country–starting in North Carolina, Ashville through the Blue Ridge Mountains on to Charleston, ending in Savannah is an epic road trip.


    Aruba, Bonaire for islands. Lebanon, and believe it or not…Syria… The city of jasmine (Damascus), the old souks, the street food, and then the beaches in Latakia. Old San Juan is beautiful

  • Iwona Mezyd

    When are you guys travelling to Poland.
    I’m British – Polish and can help with tips and hints .
    Best wishes

  • minimim89

    I'm not sure when you've been to Turkey, but I've been last year and 10 years ago and it's much less multicultural and much more religious now. I was very surprised to see such huge difference, tbh.

    For the underrated countries, maybe you should take the countries that people mention, and go to the ones they're not even thinking about. Why not Paraguay, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Swaziland (I don't remember the new name…) or Bhutan (really her to get there, but I hope I can go there at some point). Take places that people don't even know exist.

  • Jenny Kiely

    Just visited Romania this year – it’s such a great country! We went to Bucharest, Brașov and Cluj-Napoca – all great, all with different highlights. One of the best days was when we visited the Libearty Bear Sanctuary to see brown bears – I would highly recommend that trip. People in Romania are fabulous – really kind and helpful, especially as our grasp of the language was…er…limited. ‘Multumesc’ means ‘thank you’ and will get you a long way!
    Loved these recommendations – particularly interested in Bolivia and Namibia – honestly have never considered Oman, but that looked lovely!
    Happy travelling!

  • Joseph A

    myanmar is an underrate southeast asian country, $0,13 for water, $0.50 for grab rides. you should definately try their mong let saung dessert 🙂

  • Serena Lamotte

    Can you two make a video for what kind of healthy food/snacks you pack for when traveling internationally, or even just in the states. I've backpacked/traveled a lot throughout the states and internationally that a lot of people ask me how i don't go broke from just eating at airports. Explaining the food packing is definitely something i think a lot of other people should understand like what to bring, can or can't bring because i think a lot of people would be surprised on what is allowed or isn't. etc.

  • jessicahobin

    Novia scotia (cape breton) and Newfoundland are incredible. Vancouver and Banff get all the glory in Canada but the eastern coast is really, really cool. It's a cool mix of Ireland and Canada 🙂 plus, you can road trip and camp around all the maritime provinces easily.

  • Inferno

    Things to do in romania: hike, explore the castles ,eat good food, don' t land in bucharest , land in cluj , the public transportation is ok there and is cleaner, don't take a cab, they rip you off, take a uber , bolt or yango, never eat in the old town is to damn expensive and for 5 euro you can get a full meal in a fancy place rather than a kebap,wear your backpack on front not your back , people steal in public transportation and they might cut your bag with a razor blade to get to whats inside, never book a hotel or airbnb in the old town the building is in a hight risk of colapsing , never trust people and exchange places use your revolut to pay what ever you need, exchange around 40$ that will be enough for 3 days for two people, some store prices: pepsi / cola 2l bottle is around 1.3.$ , 2 l water bottle is aroud 65 cents , pizaa slice is 1$ , a decent coffee its 1.1$ and you can get it from 5togo is the ghetto version of starbuks , you can get a meal for 5 $, the public transpot include the tram and the bus for 2$ / day pass or 0.5 for trip on a buss or tram line, a subway/metro ticket is 60 cents for one time or 2 $ for a day pass

  • Frank Smith

    This video is actually very useful…for knowing which countries to NOT go to if you want to avoid meeting douchebag hipster white "travelers" represented by most of the talking heads in the video.

  • Laura Marshall

    I loved Oman! A safe, warm, welcoming country with incredible landscapes and a culture that balances modernity and tradition. – A travelling Canadian 🙂

  • Traveling With The Teavs

    Another country to add, Albania! Lots of untouched beautiful turquoise beaches. It’s on the Mediterranean so the beaches are identical to Greek and Italian beaches, minus the crowds. Also the Albania alps👌🏽stunning. Albania has a lot to offer from the nature, friendly people and history. I’d say it’s a hidden gem in Europe and it’s really cheap compared to its surrounding countries.

  • AveCox

    https://avecox.me/blog/travel-tips-krakow-poland Krakow!! Also Zakopane is a really beautiful mountainous town in the south of Poland with incredible scenery

  • Les Mqel

    The title says most underrated and low budget…. so lots of those countries listed not precisely fall below under these categories. For example, Turkey is very well known and one of the most visited country in the world. USA, Canada and Australia are not for budget travellers.
    For me the top 2 should be:
    1. Qatar because most people would think when they hear middle eastern countries are war, not safe, poverty and just a plain dessert but little that they know Qatar is actually the richest country in the world with lots of skyscrapers, among the lowest crime rate in the world and having one of the best western tolerance approaches compared to neighbouring Middle Eastern countries.
    2. Malaysia. Totally overshadowed by almost every single neighbour they have. Philippine,Singapore,Bali (Indonesia) and Thailand but they actually have the richest culture among those neighbouring countries. Their tourism slogan says it all “Malaysia truely Asia”. This is because you can get the taste of almost all main culture in Asia under one plate. From Indonesian foods, Malay foods, chinese foods, Indian foods, Thais foods and Arabian foods. They celebrate all 4 main worlds biggest religious celebrations. Reasonably cheap yet still modern n well organised country.

  • Chris Kelso

    My girlfriend and I are active backpackers and we absolutely love yalls videos. We recently went to South America for a few months hitting Colombia , Peru and Bolivia! Definitely go to Bolivia; it is beautiful , rich with culture, cheap to travel and the death road is epic! Could not reccomend it more. Keep it up guys!

    Side note: it is a time consuming process getting into the country as an American. Be prepared to produce documents such as ; proof of stay, full typed up itinerary, credit card statements, mult. ID's, etc..

  • MrSibi101

    Romania…plenty to do…verry cheap…mountains…Black sea with resorts like Miami South Beach…Danube delra unique in Europe….cheap accomodation…ceap foid and drinks….beatiful mountains…stay in agroturismo…eat local traditional food with products made right there

  • MrSibi101

    Instambul is fantastic but be careful at your restaurants bills ….they try to cheat…overcharge….and loads of imigrants tryng to sell all kind of stuff to make a living

  • Karin Fürst

    Growing up in Sweden, everyone was traveling to Turkey. I'm one of the few in my friends group that hasn't been. It is a beautiful country from what I've heard but it's definitely not underrated in Sweden.

  • Cynthia Castanon

    How about Bulgaria…Plovdiv & Verna look amazing & so does Belogradchik (like something out of a Dr. Suesscreation, with rock formations in odd shapes)….also Matera (Ancient city made of cave dwellings📷) & Alberobello (cute fairy-tale Smurf-houses) in Italy.

  • Adrien AV

    Speaking of the South… I feel like a very underrated city is Natchez, Mississippi. It’s sitting on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Vicksburg. Beautiful historical town with a scenic river walk, antebellum house tours, great restaurants, and just an overall chill, layed back vibe. I’d suggest going in the spring when they do their Spring Pilgrimage. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Amanda Gambell

    The picture used of the rocks for Nova Scotia is not in Nova Scotia it is in New Brunswick. It is called Hopewell Rocks or Flowerpot Rocks I have been there a couple times and it is great. Although it would be only around a 3 hour drive to Hopewell Rocks from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Andreas Casablancas

    in my life wishlist I'd like to know/make these things:
    1. Take a hike on the swiss alps, namely the Rosa Hütte and take the Glaciar Express
    2. Get to know the Saharan Desert and watch the stars at night while camping at the dunes
    3. Go a karaoke in Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, or Malaysia (no Thailand) and experience local cuisine
    4. Experience the wildlife of a safari in the heart of east Africa
    5. Spend somg time in the bizzare and underworld life of NYC on those sketchy places
    6. Take the Russian Train that traverses the whole siberia making one or two day stops on some cities
    7. See the northern lights, preferrably in Finland, in an Ice hotel, and take the sauna experience as well
    8. visit Both the galapagos Islands and the Eastern Islands in south america
    9. Spend a night at a deserted atoll in oceania with little to no people surrounding me and see the coral reefs
    10. Visit antartica and see the local fauna there as a part of an expedition.

    So far, I'm doing the number 2 and number 3 probably on the next couple of years, but some aren't really that expensive to achieve, I'll die happily once I achieve them all.

  • Angel Martinez

    Budapest????? Lol, lol just make the list short but don’t include Budapest. I’m sure you will love Poland, food and country are amazing

  • Sonny Edney

    Hey Vagabrothers, have you ever considered Virginia? Williamsburg is the best place in the state for American history and east coast fun! Just saying as a fan and a local.

  • lols

    Santa Catarina in Brazil there is a mix of Germany, Italian and Portuguese culture, beautiful nature and beaches, and georgeous girls

  • Jada Clark

    I live in the South and NOLA is the best place to visit. Nashville was pretty boring to me. Unless you are super into country music, skip it. The Smoky Mountains are so beautiful. I've been to the Rockies as well but prefer the Smokies because there is way more green and there are SO many waterfalls! I swear I have visited like 50 different waterfalls in the Smoky mountains I probably still have not seen them all. National parks are cheap to visit too. 🙂

    Florida has great beaches. I've heard other areas of the country don't have sandy beaches. You don't have to go to Miami. There are beaches throughout the entire state. I typically go to Pensacola because it is the closest major city in Florida to me. There's also beaches from Texas-Alabama but the water is a murky brown color because of the Mississippi River's muddy water mixing into the gulf. The further away from the river you get the bluer the water gets.

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