Jet Setting Tips from Crest at Oak Park

Jet Setting Tips from Crest at Oak Park Apartments

Our apartments in downtown Dallas couldn’t be much closer to Dallas Love Field Airport. That means you can live as close as possible to one of the nation’s most satisfactory airports. Oak Park residents are only minutes away from the trip of a lifetime, although we know that travel isn’t always possible for everyone.

There are two big reasons why people don’t travel: lack of money and lack of vacation days. Well, one of those problems could be solved for most people when the new year rolls around and those vacation days get replenished. If you have some vacation days you’re looking to burn, the next obstacle is a lack of funds. Traveling is expensive, and it takes time and commitment to save enough money to enjoy yourself on a vacation. There’s nothing worse than going on vacation and realizing you’ve spent half your money but you’re only ⅓ of the way through the trip.

The team at Crest at Oak Park understands your predicament, so with a little help from Thrillist, we put together a list of affordable countries that should fit any traveler’s budget.

Czech Republic

The country is called the Czech Republic. The city you’re going to want to visit is called Prague. If you make Prague your vacation destination, the flight is pretty much the only thing that you’ll consider expensive. Even then, you might be able to find a flight to Dublin or Norway for under $600, then hop on a quick Ryanair flight to Prague.

Everything else in this eastern european city is as cheap as it gets, from the beer to the food to the hostels. A fancy hostel will cost you roughly $30/night. Every meal should cost you less than $10, even if you’re dining at a sit-down restaurant. No beer should cost you more than $3, which is less than water costs. Prague is known for being one of the world’s great beer towns too, since the Czech Republic drinks more beer per capita than any other country in the world.


How long does $20 last you? For some, it might be gone by the time lunch ends, if they got Starbucks in the morning and Subway for lunch. Poof, gone, just like that. That is, unfortunately, the case in Dallas where big city living comes with big city prices. That is not the case in India however, where $20 can mean 3 square meals and a drink. This is especially true in Goa, India. Goa is a seaside state in southwest India. It’s western coast is formed by the beautiful Arabian Sea, which you can stay next to for a measly $15 a night if you play your cards right.

A flight for a 10 day trip to India will cost you about $1000, but you could easily spend less than $500 the entire time you’re there.

Panama City

Forget everything you know about Panama, even if that only includes facts about a certain canal. Panama City is one of the world’s major metropolitan areas, and it’s growing at a faster rate than any other economy in Latin America. The city center is comprised of cobblestone streets next to glistening skyscrapers, which makes for a nice visual representation of how quickly Panama City is growing. Somehow, this metropolis in paradise has remained affordable, coming in at third on the list of the world’s cheapest major cities. You can stay in a nice hostel for $14/night, or stay at the nicest hotel in town for $147 a night, which is roughly the price of a Comfort Suites in Dallas. Don’t forget the best part: Panamanian currency is interchangeable with the U.S. dollar.

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