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  • "The Crash Detectives" Are Travel's Unsung Heroes

    In "The Crash Detectives," journalist Christine Negroni examines some of history's landmark airline disasters and what we can learn from them

  • Let a Local Show You How Locals Live

    From dining to arts to sports, companies offer private tours by local experts to cater to your interests

  • Park-to-Park Adventure: Glacier to Yellowstone

    From the heights of the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park to the iconic waterfalls, geysers, and hot springs in Yellowstone, we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with an epic road trip through Montana and Wyoming. The best part? Thanks to affordable lodging and awesome stops along the way, this incredible vacation is within reach of Budget Travelers.

  • Why I (For Real!) Love Traveling With My Kids

    There should be a special award for mothers who travel with small children. Boarding planes, tears, the constant search for bathrooms, the ever-present possibility (or, rather, likelihood) of things lost, broken, spilled. One traveling mom tells us in no uncertain terms why she'll do it all again. And again and again.

  • 10 "Play & Learn" Vacation Odysseys You'll Love

    Transform your next family vacation from "yawn" to "yowza!" with these incredibly unique experiences. From wildlife encounters to digging for dinosaurs to learning to cook like a pro, these are one-of-a-kind trips you'll never forget.

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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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    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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  • 16 Awesome American Winter Trips

    From the beaches of Florida to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, from Puerto Rico to Hawaii—not to mention secret islands that stay warm all year—America is second to none for winter fun. Here, some of our favorite places to warm up or get your ski on—all at a price you can actually afford!

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    Best-Kept Secrets of Miami Beach

    There's more to Magic City than meets the eye! From hidden speakeasy-style restaurants to secret beaches, we're spilling about the obscure haunts that Florida locals love.

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  • Eat Like a Local in the Bahamas

    Pricey resort food? No thanks! Here's how to track down Nassau's most authentic food trucks, bakeries, and even grocery stores that dish out mouth-watering local fare.

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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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  • 10 Things Europeans Say About You Behind Your Back

    Europeans are among the world's most gracious travel hosts, rolling out a red carpet of good manners, fabulous food, and the ultimate in culture and history. But do you ever wonder what they think of YOU? Here's what we've heard…

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