“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
– Paul Theroux
Backpacking on a shoestring is extremely rewarding. Of course some destinations are much cheaper than others, such as Goa, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. However, some European and US destinations can still be enjoyed on a shoestring, albeit a longer one. The daily cost for Goa is roughly US$10, US$13 for Hanoi in Vietnam and US$16 for Bangkok in Thailand. The daily costs for Venice is roughly US$88, US$90 for New York and Oslo is US$113. However, bear in mind that you are likely to want to spend longer at the cheaper destinations than the more expensive ones.