Real Affordable Caribbean Travel

The Caribbean can be as affordable or expensive as you want it to be. The expensive side is full of ultraluxe hotels and all inclusive resorts, while the affordable side is full of fun. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg for an authentic Caribbean vacation- in fact, paradoxically, the more you spend the further you get from anything that comes close to authentic. To embrace the people and culture of the Caribbean, you have to get out of the resorts. You have to hike the local parks, visit the local beaches, drink at the local bars, and shop at the local stores. If you’re looking for something affordable, something fun, and something real, then follow along. I’d love to share my experiences with you.

Caribbean travel guides

Roatan, Honduras

A largely untouched gem that simply must be seen to be believed. Crystal clear blue water with world-class snorkeling and diving located just feet from the beach. Oh, and did I mention it’s one of the most affordable locations to visit in the Caribbean?

Time Spent in Roatan

42 Days

Savaneta, Aruba

A small town boasting one of the most beautiful beaches in Aruba, Mangel Halto. Affordable, gorgeous, and (mostly) quiet, this seaside town can be used as a jumping-off point for the rest of the wonders that Aruba has to offer.

Time Spent in Aruba

30 Days

Lance Aux Epines, Grenada

A sleepy town on the Spice Island, just a 5 minute walk from St. George’s University and a 10 minute drive from the capital city of St. George’s. This will be my first trip chronicled on-location, so get ready for some Real Travel Hours™.

Time Spent in Grenada

31 Days

Key West, Florida

A tricky visit for a backpacker on a budget. Key West spotlights the extravagant, but looking beyond this allows for a much more authentic- and affordable- vacation. Of course, keep some wiggle room in the budget for a trip to Dry Tortugas.

Time Spent in Florida Keys

8 Days