Portofino is one of the gorgeous stops that make Northern Italy our top pick for where to go in 2015! Plus, Expo Milano, a World’s Fair event expected to bring in more than 20 million visitors, starts May 1 and runs through Oct. 31.
If you've considered a South Pacific paradise off-limits financially, this may be your year. Hotel prices on Bali—the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia—are down 12 percent.
The buzz about Nashville has reached a fever pitch for 2015. The newly hip city has reported 48 straight months of growth. Go now, and you'll be visiting the town at the height of its renaissance-but before everyone else is in on the secret.
— Sean Pavone/Dreamstime
Flight prices to Cairns, gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, have dropped nearly 30 percent, and package deals are down more than 40 percent.
Istanbul was named the world's No. 1 travel destination by TripAdvisor, but paradoxically, hotel prices are falling because of unrest in other parts of the Middle East, according to the Hotel Price Index.
— Christopher Wise
Americans are flocking to a sweet spot that's long been a great vacation getaway for Europeans: Cataluña (Catalonia), a region in southern Spain that includes trendy cities like Barcelona. Rates are on the rise, but still more affordable here than in other parts of Europe.
It doesn't get more exotic than Cambodia, with its enchanting ruins and intoxicating blend of cultures. Hotels in Siem Reap, near the unforgettable Angkor Wat temple complex, are down 10 percent.
— Amanda Friedman
Denver has been in the news since Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana; since then, a number of cannabis tours and "420-friendly" hotels have sprung up. Also worth checking out are Denver's booming brewery and food scenes.
Vibrant festivals, exotic flora, acclaimed coffee plantations, and diverse terrain from rain forests to Caribbean beaches are all authentically Colombia. Security in large cities has improved in recent years, the U.S. State Department says, and thanks to increased supply, hotel prices in Bogotá are down 11 percent.
— Uli Danner/Dreamstime
Recovering from political unrest, Egypt is poised for an uptick in visitors this year, and you can be a part of the recovery by taking advantage of rock-bottom hotel rates, bargains at bazaars, and short lines for legendary antiquities-as long as you take safety precautions.
Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and food, these are the places everyone will be talking about this year—and they are all within the reach of Budget Travelers!