By Seamus Payne

10 Low Cost, High Culture Escapes for the Creative Traveler

If your budget and free time are too tight to warrant a trip overseas, these 10 destinations can provide both a rich cultural and environmental experience that you may not have at home. 

Charleston, South Carolina

For those who love a bit of history, boutique-style shopping, old-world landscapes and sandy beaches nearby, Charleston is an experience to treasure. 

1

Quebec City, Quebec

The cobble stone streets with French signage, the Roman and Parisian-influenced architecture, and the very pace of life here are on an entirely different scale than other North American cities. 

2

San Juan Puerto Rico

When it comes to travel based on creative inspiration, San Juan Puerto Rico is certainly not a tough sell. 

3

Michigan’s West Coast

The long shoreline along Lake Michigan features some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, as well as a line of culturally progressive towns that dot its coast. 

4

Mexico City, Mexico

If you visit, do so safely, but don’t let the wives tales prevent you from enjoying one of this hemisphere’s most incredible living cities.

5

St Augustine Florida

The first modern state to be discovered by European explorers was Florida, namely its oldest inhabited city of St Augustine as discovered by Ponce De Leon. 

6

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

If nature drives you as a creative person, it is tough to find a better destination than Yellowstone National Park. 

7

Flagstaff Arizona

Flagstaff, however, is a mix of both– a progressive, small-town community that is surrounded by some of nature’s most monumental achievements. 

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