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10 Places You Never Thought You Could Afford: 2012 Edition

Places You Can Afford
Panorama Over Santorini Island (Photo: Olly/Shutterstock)

What’s keeping you from embarking on that big dream vacation kicking around in the back of your imagination? If money is your answer, then we have the solution. Big-ticket trips can be had for unexpected cut-rate prices—that is, if you know where to go. We discovered 10 thrilling destinations where fantastic bucket-list getaways can be bought for run-of-the-mill rates, from cruises through the wilds of Alaska to urban explorations of historic European cities.

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