Looking for a quick getaway? This bizarre weather has you confused? We know you’ve been saving up for that big vacation in August but we have some super chic and affordable travel adventures that will give you that quick recharge you’ll need without chipping into your summer vacation fund!
Keep it stateside and head to the Georgia Islands. Why not make a night or two of it in beautiful and romantic Savannah Georgia, called the Hostess City of the South, and soak in that Southern Gothic charm with dripping moss, weeping willows and gorgeous porch fronts like at the Catherine Ward House with rooms starting at $179. Built in 1886 it’s often considered the best example of High Victorian Italianate architecture in low country and Savannah; all of the rooms have fireplaces and many have porches built in! Spend a day on Tybee Island, just 18 miles from Savannah delicious dining, beach side rentals, there is plenty to do!
It’s great how far the dollar will take you in many South American countries and with Jet Blue flights leaving daily from major US cities to Lima it’s time to head South! Book a room with an ocean view in the heart of the Bohemian district, Barranco at Second Home Peru. Peruvian cuisine is often called the best in South America so let your stomach guide you for the long weekend! With fun nightlife, pisco flowing and art galleries to spare you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem in Lima!
The Caribbean is always a good idea and there’s nothing like a little R&R on the beautiful beaches of Barbados. Book a room at bed and breakfast Karibu Garden on the South Coast veg out and spend your days lulled by reggae vibes or doing yoga and surf lessons arranged by Karibu. However, if a little lively carnival action is what you’re into, book now and tear it up at Crop Over, Barbados’ annual carnival festival that takes place on May 20th with events leading up to it all month; Rihanna can often be seen getting down in her hometown.
If laid back bohemian is truly your vibe, head off the beaten path to Maderas Village in Nicaragua. From $25 (yes, really) for shared accommodation to up to $150 for your own penthouse or private cabana, this retreat will have you feeling relaxed, refreshed and one with nature — the buildings blend seamlessly into their surrounding environments. The philosophy of Maderas is to be free from distractions and the constraints of daily schedules, so whether it’s being lulled to sleep by the waves, sharing a delicious meal of local Nicaraguan flavors in the restaurant on site, or taking in a lesson at the yoga studio, you will be sure to return home refreshed and recharged.
Have longer than a weekend? The flight is pretty long, but trust me, you’ll save so much on food and accommodations that it will be well worth it: head to Thailand! Favored by backpackers as a cheap getaway, Thailand has a great deal of mid-range options as well and a street food scene fo culinary legend.
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A born and raised New Yorker & global citizen, Nneya Richards is a fashion maven and stylist, starting at 15 years old as a contributing editor of TeenVOGUE magazine, currently running Double N Rich Creative Consulting agency.
Her passion for cultural explorations led Nneya to launch ’N A Perfect World… a curated intersection of travel, food, fashion and geopolitics inspired by the global-citizen lifestyle of the millennial.