Some people love a simple weekend getaway, others are looking for more in-depth experiences when they decide to travel. Those who feel the call of the wild, know that getting there is just half the journey. If you’re interested in starting a lasting travel adventure but don’t know where to go, consider the following exotic destinations. All of them have friendly locals and budget-friendly prices for staying long-term.
Bali – Absolute Beauty
Beautiful beaches and spectacular natural sites make the Indonesian island of Bali one of the nation’s most visited destinations. You can enjoy some of the best surfing in the world here. Bali is also ideal for travellers who enjoy observing unique cultural ceremonies. The island offers free WiFi in many of the restaurants, plenty of opportunities for shopping, as well as inexpensive, healthy food options. Popular local destinations for long-term travellers include Canggu, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud, and Uluwatu.
Philippines – The Exotic Treasure
This country makes the ideal getaway for stressed people who have trouble disconnecting from their digital devices. This tropical paradise is made up of thousands of islands with endless beaches and stunning coves for exploration. Because the cost of living is especially low, you can easily afford to stay awhile. You’ll find plenty of long-term accommodations in Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Makati, and Davao.
Chile – The South American Gem
If you want to go on an extended wine tasting tour like no other, make Chile your top destination. While well-known for its natural splendour, including the Andes, Torres del Paine National Park, and the Atacama Desert, Chile is also home to some of the best grapes. If wine doesn’t interest you, the country’s narrow shape and diverse topography make it ideal for a backpacking adventure. It’s one of the safest countries in South America. Favorite places to include on your itinerary include Coquimbo, Puerto Varas, Santiago and Vina del Mar.
Georgia – Surprisingly Exotic
Georgia might not come to mind as an exotic country, but since it’s located at the intersection of Asia and Europe, this beautiful destination has a lot to offer. Scenic highlights include Black Sea beaches, Caucasus Mountain villages, and the vineyards of Kakheti. You can explore timeless cobblestone streets and admire the diverse architecture in locales such as Batumi, Mtskheta, Tbilisi, and Sighnaghi.
No matter which exotic destination you choose for your long-term stay, it takes proper preparation to leave for an extended period. It helps to research local customs before leaving. Make sure you also have enough time to obtain the appropriate documentation and preparedness for any house or apartment you may be leaving. Safeguard your home as much as you can. You can have a guest stay if they are willing to keep up with maintenance, or you can also protect with added security programs like automatic security cameras, flood sensors, and smartphone-linked alarms.
Your new exotic home is sure to be filled with new experiences and adventures. Make sure you research and are prepared for living in your new home.