Given the economy, many people are wondering whether they can afford to travel outside the United States in 2011.

However, those who explore the world as a way of life will find a way to cut costs to keep traveling. Rest assured there are still some travel destinations that are very affordable.

In fact, some countries are doing all they can to attract travelers to boost their tourism this summer and their prices for hotels, transportation and restaurants reflect that effort.

The following five travel destinations are both exciting and affordable and you can expect to save money getting there and once you arrive. So if you are tired of hearing about everyone else's exotic adventures, go ahead and plan your own getaway.

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