Lebanon Ranked Among The 25 Cheapest Places To Travel This Summer By Forbes! - The961

Lebanon Ranked Among The 25 Cheapest Places To Travel This Summer By Forbes!

The Summer holiday is what we wait for all year long! Lebanon has always been a popular destination for many travelers. Despite the biggest expense being the actual flight to Lebanon, your stay in the country won't hurt your wallet too much. An article on Forbes called

The 25 Cheapest Places To Travel This Summer 

is the perfect guide for travelers who are on a budget. It featured Lebanon as one of those summer destinations. The author of this article, Laura Begley Bloom

, interviewed travel experts who gave her their favorite picks for the most pocket-friendly destinations to visit this summer.

Lebanon was chosen by Patricia Stone, who has traveled to 155 countries. She likes to travel to unique places, such as Lebanon!

"Lebanon is a fascinating diverse country in the Middle East"

#1 Maine

#2 Croatia

#3 Lake Powell, Arizona

#4 Camino de Santiago, Spain

#5 Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory

#6 Barbados

#7 Toronto, Canada

#8 Wales

#9 Ludington, Michigan

#10 Brooklyn, New York

#11 Estonia 

#12 Latvia

#13 The Fjord Region of Norway

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#14 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 #15 St. Bart's

#16 Clear Lake, Iowa

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#17 Denver

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#18 Borrego Springs, California

#19 Jupiter, Florida 

#20 Lebanon 

#21 Antigua

#22 Bellingham, Washington

#23 Kiev, Ukraine

#24 Montreal, Quebec

#25 Cannon Beach, Oregon

This is why Lebanon was chosen:

"Why: Lebanon is a fascinating diverse country in the Middle East — from its turquoise Mediterranean coast to its high, 6,000-foot peaks overlooking the panoramic Qadisha Valley, where you find the oldest Cedar trees in the world. Visitors who love history, nature and adventure can hike along one of the many trails in this holy valley and stay at the Old Patriarchs Monastery for only $10 per night (including breakfast) or a local B&B from L'Hote Libanais for about $80. Walk the valley floor, pass waterfalls in deep gorges, follow the scent of jasmine and roses that lead up to the snow capped mountains for breathtaking views. Drink freshly squeezed OJ, or snack on organic local fruits — cherries, peaches — and be sure to taste the local sweets called kenafee for only $2. May to August offer ideal hiking weather; wild flowers blanket the hills. Don't miss a visit to Becharre village, birthplace of Khalil Gibran, the famous poet who wrote The Prophet. If time permits, visit the Roman ruins in Baalbek, stop for a free wine tasting and tours of the 2,000-year-old caves at Kasara and eat the best Lebanese food in Zahle along the Berdawni River, just next to the fertile Bekaa Valley. Spend a week and visit the Jeita Grotto, the ancient town of Byblos and Harissa, as well as other towns along the Mediterranean coast. On Saturdays, stop at the farmer's market at the Beirut souks and take a cooking class for $25 per person. Good to know: The Lebanese people are very hospitable and most everyone speaks English, French and Arabic. I traveled with a girlfriend and we felt very safe throughout our stay. You can fly from New York City to Beirut for as low as $659 on Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways."

Source: Forbes
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