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Looking to travel on trend and on the cheap? Below are nine destinations that are currently bastions of cool that won’t break the bank.

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Enjoy one of the cheapest countries in Western Europe | Flickr photo by Francisco Oliveira

Porto, Portugal
The trendy travelers are trading in their Spanish Red for a glass of port in the stunning coastal city of Porto. Those looking for a little something different will find that Portugal has everything from delicious seafood to fairytale castles to offer. With more than 1,100 miles of stunning coastline and sights like the Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal will have you wondering why you waited so long to visit.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - Flickr

The arch may have fallen but Malta is still stunning | Flickr photo by Juan Antonio Segal

Malta
Even a year or two ago most people might have had trouble pointing Malta out on a map. However, over the past few years, scenes from this small Mediterranean island nation have been frequenting our social media feeds. Earlier this year, the country’s most iconic landmark, the Azure Window, crumbled into the sea. Only time will tell if the number of visitors will fall along with the giant stone arch.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - GettingStamped

Mexico is always a good idea, no matter what your budget is | Photo by GettingStamped.com

Tulum, Mexico
People are trading in the same old Cancun mega resort holiday for a smaller and chicer Tulum getaway. It has been building a reputation in the Yucatan as the destination for young travelers and while hardly undiscovered these days, it remains a favorite. Tulum blends stunning beaches, tasty tacos and a relaxed chic vibe. 

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - Flickr

Hangout in trendy Asheville for your next vacay | Flickr photo by Ken Lane

Asheville, NC
In the past year Asheville made the top cities in the U.S. list on at least 10 major travel publications, and accolades like these are sure to bring in new visitors. Asheville is situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and filled with trendy dining spots. The city is a perfect blend of both urban and outdoors-inspired activities. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find it in this up and coming gem.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - Flickr

Lake Tahoe isn’t just for Californians anymore | Flickr photo by wilco737

Lake Tahoe, CA
A long time favorite of West Coasters, Tahoe is starting to attract visitors from other parts of the country. With no shortage of activities in all seasons—everything from skiing, tubing and sledding in winter to beach, biking and kayaking in warmer months— it’s easy to guess why people are loving it right now. Lake Tahoe is the kind of place where you can play hard during the day and then chill in comfort at night, which is something that really appeals to young travelers.

ALSO: Tourists are also flocking to CheapTickets to sign up for CheapCash so they can earn hotel discounts.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - Flickr

Find yourself on the shores of San Diego this year for an amazing trip | Flickr photo by peasap

San Diego, CA
It’s debatable if San Diego was ever out of style, but there’s no denying the city is red hot right now. With year-round great weather and thousands of things to do, it’s hard not to love San Diego. In recent years the city has embraced the healthy living lifestyle, adding another element to the already vibrant city. However, San Diego still knows how to have fun and is on the leading edge of the craft beer movement with no shortage of places for great suds.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - Flickr

The famous Stari Most Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Flickr photo by jaime.silva

Bosnia and Herzegovina
An overnight Instagram sensation with its old stone circular arch bridges, Bosnia and Herzegovina burst onto the scene a few years ago and lately has tourists flocking to it. It addition to its famous bridges, Bosnia ha an interesting history both recent and ancient. Experience an Eastern European hospitality and culture that is worlds away from the other side of the continent.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - Flickr

Think out of the box and plan your next city break in Detroit | Flickr photo by Mike Fritcher

Detroit, MI
Motor City isn’t dead. Detroit is in the process of an urban revival with trendy restaurants popping up all over, a new streetcar line that was unveiled in May and hungry entrepreneurs taking full advantage. Detroit is definitely on the upswing for travelers looking for a new place for a city break.

9 Destinations budget travelers are traveling to right now - GettingStamped

Ride off into the desert with a trip to Morocco | Photo by GettingStamped.com

Marrakech, Morocco
What is old is new again. The old classic, Marrakech, has seen a spike in visitors recently. Art Deco-era riads and the country’s exotic culture are bringing in a new generation of travelers. With mesmerizing, intricately patterned tile covering buildings and markets full of interesting goods piled high, it doesn’t get too more visually appealing than Morocco. We suggest at least 3 days in Marrakech to fully explore the city. 

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