Budget Travel Real Deals


See more deals »

this just in: budget travel's blog


Read more blog posts >>

feature stories


  • Man in hammock

    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.

  • 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.

  • WEIRD Foreign Laws You'd Better Know!

    Here's your cheat sheet to avoid embarrassment, fines, and even jail time when visiting other countries. From serious health and safety concerns to downright wacky old laws that barely make sense, you'll want to know each and every one of these peculiar rules.

  • 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.

  • Why I Took a Road Trip for My Honeymoon

    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.

  • Cruise ship

    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.

  • 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.

dreamy slideshows


  • Swanky Hostels From $11/Night (Really!)

    You'll never think of the word "hostel" the same way again. These upscale, design-forward properties in fashionable locales from Amsterdam to Miami offer stylish (and comfy!) shared accommodations and affordable private rooms too.

vacation inspiration


  • 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.

vacation ideas


  • 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.

budget travel app


  • 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!

more feature stories


  • Central Park in New York City

    16 SECRET Bargains in New York City!

    The Big Apple doesn't have to mean big bucks! We asked locals, celebrities, BT editors, and readers to give their best tips on free and inexpensive things to do in Gotham. You'll want to put each and every one on your bucket list.

Our newsletter delivers vacation inspiration straight to your inbox.

Check Prices