5 Far-Flung Destinations That Won't Break The Bank

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If you're reading this article, chances are you're sitting at home, wishing that instead of wherever you are, you were, well, anywhere else. If your mind is drifting toward the sound of ocean waves slowly crashing, the hum of quick bargaining at a bustling market, or the pleasure that comes from being surrounded in a language not your own, we're here to help. 

Though the word "exotic" often equates to "expensive," there are locales around the globe that are entirely economical and will whisk you away to new sights, tastes, and experiences without having to sacrifice luxury (bye, hostels!). Whether it's the breathtaking surroundings of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, mystical times among La Paz's witch's market, or the endless beaches of Goa, India, our picks are all affordable and awe-inspiring. If you're dying to escape the humdrum of the everyday, read on for cities we've selected that offer astonishing sights and deals. Your friends won't realize how much you (didn't) spend. FOMO no more.