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    7 Lies Every Traveler Tells

    Who among us hasn’t told a white lie about how spectacular their vacation was—even when parts of it weren’t? Here are some common travel fibs we tell and expert tips for making your next trip (honestly) regret-free.

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    29 Reasons We Love Belgium

    From classic Belgian waffles to fanciful delights like Mini-Europe amusement park, this little country is big on culture, cuisine, and creativity.

  • California Love: My Unforgettable Honeymoon Road Trip

    Novelist Nora Zelevansky’s honeymoon was so swoon-worthy and budget-minded that you'll want to steal the idea. Here’s the storybook tale, in her own words.

  • 10 Smart & Easy Money-Saving Secrets

    Psst! Saving for your next big vacation is easier than you think when you break it down into these start-today steps.

  • Traveling dog

    12 Must-Read Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    What’s better than going on a dream getaway? Taking your best furry friend along for the ride. These expert tips will save you time and money, keep your pet safe and happy, and help you have more fun than EVER.

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    Ultimate Southwest Girlfriend Getaway

    Road trip! Two Budget Travel editors motored through New Mexico from Cloudcroft to Taos, mixing wild outdoor adventures with spicy local cuisine, an affordable spa visit, must-see historical sites—and one very cute cowboy.

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    35 Beautiful Beaches You’d LOVE to Be On

    Whether you're booking a getaway or just window-shopping, a warm beach sounds perfect right about now, doesn't it? Here, some of your favorite stretches of surf and sand!

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  • 10 Affordable American Beach Towns!

    What’s your favorite American beach? We’ve obsessed over that topic for weeks to deliver the tastiest waves, loveliest sand, and balmiest breezes from New England to Hawaii. But of course we couldn’t stop there: Each of these 10 must-see beaches comes with a great hotel pick that won’t break the bank! Happy summer!

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  • Meet Montana's Urban Trailhead

    From the banks of the Yellowstone River and the heights of the sandstone Rimrocks to a serious art and craft-brewery scene downtown, Billings, Montana, is where the Old West meets contemporary style.

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  • Virginia Beach

    20 Affordable American Boardwalks!

    If your idea of summer perfection involves roller coasters, funnel cakes, and Whac-A-Mole, we’ve got some pieces of honky-tonk heaven—from Jersey to Cali—just waiting for you to pay a visit.

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  • Budget Travel's Ultimate Road Trips App

    Announcing Budget Travel's Ultimate Road Trips App!

    Budget Travel Ultimate Road Trips is an easy, hit-the-road travel guide to more than 75 Great American Drives. From warm beaches to winding country roads, from mountain lakes to big-city style, we give you travel-ready GPS maps and the best places to eat, see, and stay along the way!

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    Hottest New Cruise Ideas

    Think small! Cruise lines are shrinking their boats and creating more authentic experiences for foodies, adventurers, craft beer fans, and savvy travelers who want it all for less.

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