Two tickets to paradise

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There’s this misconception that travelling is expensive. But with a reasonable budget, two people can easily enjoy an epic adventure to some incredible destinations that will create lasting memories.

As someone who writes about both personal finance and travel, I’m often asked how much a vacation should cost. But that’s a personal choice. For some, spending $900 for a week-long vacation booked last-minute at an all-inclusive feels right. For others, a $9,000 on a luxury cruise through the Mediterranean is money well-spent.

There’s an almost endless range of prices when it comes to travel but in my experience, the sweet spot is about $5,000 per couple. With this budget, there’s no need to sacrifice comfort, and you can even enjoy a bit of luxury. It’s all about picking one of the destinations where your dollars go the furthest and taking advantage of some easy ways to save. Here are three top picks to get you started on plans for your next getaway.

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