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It is possible to plan your next getaway without the added stress of wasting away your entire life savings. If you’re in the market for a fun mini-getaway with the family, spouse or even a girls’ trip, it is best to thoroughly do your homework and shop for the best deal you can find. Here are our three destinations which will be kind to your account balance.

1. Fiji

Just a four hour plane ride from Sydney, Fiji is known for it’s majestic beaches and warm weather all year round. If it’s your first time visiting the island, check out the local museums for a hit of culture, and snorkel amongst the native flora and fauna in the crystal clear sea.

Flights start at $491 per person.

2. Sri Lanka

With a deep-rooted history which dates back to the ancient Silk Road, Sri Lanka is a thrifty holiday destination if you’re on a tight budget. Offering a variety of idyllic beaches, traditional food and rich culture, it is definitely one destination to add onto your list. There are a bunch of activities to make the most of your stay,particularly Pigeon Island National Park which boasts rock pools and coral gardens which are family friendly.

Flights are approximately $953 per person.

3. Tasmania

If you’re looking to keep it relatively local, head down to Hobart for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Visit the diverse restaurants and cafe’s or get a taste of the local vino at one of the many wineries along the countryside. For a view of the city and Tasmanian Peninsula, hot air balloon rides are a definite must.

Flights start at $109 per person.

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By Felicia Sapountzis