10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

From penguins on the beach to unforgettable music, cuisine, and, of course, the "big five," South Africa—the country that Nelson Madela changed forever—offers a mind-blowing diversity of travel experiences. Oh, and hotel rates are down 8 percent! (Photosky/Dreamstime) Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year.

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