11 Bucket List-worthy International Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

11 Bucket List-worthy International Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.

It was once common knowledge that a trip close to home was always cheaper than traveling far away. But as the world becomes more interconnected, the price tag of a trip abroad might surprise you — in a good way. You only have to know when to look. 

If you're looking to jet outside U.S. borders, we compiled a list of international destinations that won't break the bank. If you know the perfect times to book, a trip to Vietnam might actually fit well within your budget this year. 

With the help of analysts from Kayak, we've determined when your dollar will go the furthest on airfare and hotel stays around the globe. Typically, if you're looking to save money, you'll want to plan your trip around a destination's off-season. Although it may seem like you won't get the full experience, in many cases, the exact opposite is true. You could end up having a more authentic travel experience when you aren't jostling your way through overcrowded tourist sites. 

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