Oh, the places you’d go — if you could. While most people have exotic locales on their bucket lists, there are also many places in the United States and abroad that are just as enticing but won’t cost your retirement kitty. Here are some ideas for where to take a memorable vacation now and still be able to afford to travel in your golden years.
Recognized as the culinary capital of Mexico, Oaxaca is irresistible to anyone interested in food and drink. It’s the birthplace of mezcal, the agave-based ancestor of tequila, and mole, the family of rich sauces found throughout the country. This bustling, bohemian city has cobblestone streets, colonial charm, and low prices. At Las Brisas Huatulco, an all-inclusive resort with its own coral reef and myriad other amenities, rates start at about $110 a night.