If the travel bug is biting, you may as well think big and plan an international trip. The ramen restaurants of Japan, the rainforests of Costa Rica, the markets of Marrakech — they’re all calling, and there’s no time like the present to plan a trip.
But no question, it’s a lot more expensive to plan a foreign trip than a domestic one. Airfare is pricier, the exchange rate might not be great, and it’s less likely you’ll be bringing your own car or staying with friends. But if you plan in advance and pay attention to these smart tips, you can take your dream trip on a budget. Get packing — the world is waiting.