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jan 30 2015

Don't Miss These Epic Super Bowl Sunday Ski Deals From Liftopia!

Smuggler's Notch

You can save big on skiing at Smuggler's Notch this Super Bowl Sunday.

(Courtesy Smuggler’s Notch)

This Sunday, the only thing deflated will be the price of your lift tickets (we hope!) You might even want to skip the big game once you see the kinds of savings happening on Liftopia this Super Bowl Sunday! Here are some of the deals you can find on Liftopia's website for skiing in California, New England, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, the Northern Rockies, the Midwest, and in the Pacific Northwest. Savings shown are based on regular walk-up window rates and are per person.


jan 29 2015

Best Super Bowl Recipes from Top Travel Destinations!

You MUST try this incredible "Not From" Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese at your Super Bowl bash!

(Courtesy Sea Crest Beach Hotel)

If you're invited to a Super Bowl XLIX get-together this Sunday, or throwing one yourself, you know there's more than just one game going on, right? The real smackdown is: Who is going to bring the most awesome food? Well, our friends at three of America's most popular travel destinations have shared their recipes and each of them is a touchdown!

jan 29 2015

Airlines With the Best Wi-Fi

(Courtesy Sony)

Courtesy of Fox News Travel

If in-flight Internet access is important to you, there's some good news. 

According to a new survey by airline industry data firm Routehappy, on-board Wi-Fi is now offered on about a quarter of flights worldwide. In the U.S., 66 percent of domestic flights offering some form of Wi-Fi access-three times the number just 18 months ago.

jan 28 2015

Off-The-Beaten-Path Singapore

Book Shop in Singapore

Stop by Littered With Books, just one of a small but delightful collection of independent bookstores in Singapore.

(Courtesy AsiaRooms.com)

If you're planning a trip to Singapore and would like to see the city-state beyond its usual tourist hotspots, check out AsiaRooms.com's list of 50 alternative things to do in Singapore. Here are 10 of our favorites.

Explore an abandoned palace

jan 26 2015

One Drone, Please! Rent Travel Photo Gear for Cheap with This Online Service

Elephant and zebra

Your safaris will never be the same with the Wildlife Photography Kit, used to shoot this photo.

(Courtesy Lumoid)

We all marvel at beautiful travel photography, especially truly creative finished products like time-lapse videos of surreal-looking sunsets or action-heavy GoPro shots of ski runs. The thing is, buying expensive, professional photo gear of your own is a tough call to make. Will you love it? Will you actually use it? And, most importantly, will it be worth the money?

jan 21 2015

Vote NOW for America's Coolest Small Town 2015!

Hillsborough, NC, amassed the most nominations to make Budget Travel's list of 15 semifinalists in our America's Coolest Small Town 2015 contest!

(Courtesy Donn Young/Orange County Visitors Bureau)

Will YOUR favorite town be named America's Coolest? Budget Travel's 10th annual America's Coolest Small Town contest is now open—place your vote today! We've assembled 15 semifinalists—cool towns from Hawaii to Maine, from Washington State to Florida, and two from North Carolina!—based on our audience's online nominations. When voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 25, one town will be named coolest for 2015, earning themselves bragging rights and the top spot in an upcoming online feature and story in our tablet edition.

jan 20 2015

How to Do Cape Town on a Budget

God's Window in Cape Town, South Africa
(Courtesy alexgbaguio/myBudgetTravel)

Best known for its history, culture and breathtaking scenic views, Cape Town is a must-add destination to any 2015 travel agenda. But let's face it: traveling can be expensive, especially when you're traveling abroad. Though not as cheap as traveling to other less developed African countries, if you plan ahead and plan effectively, visiting Cape Town, South Africa, doesn't have to be a daunting experience if you're on a budget. If you're able to look past the initial price tag of airfare costs on South African Airways or Delta for the 15+ hour ride, you'll find surprising value in travel to the "Mother City." The currency exchange rate of the South African rand to the U.S. dollar combined with the country's highly developed tourism infrastructure makes vacation planning and excursions for the frugal traveler easier than most may think.

jan 19 2015

Save Money With 2-For-1 Broadway Tickets

The bright lights of Broadway
(Courtesy Susan/Flickr)

It's my favorite time of year: Broadway Week in New York City, where you can save big on buzz–worthy Broadway shows thanks to 2-For-1 ticket deals on select shows Jan. 20th to Feb. 5th. There are 21 shows participating this year and tickets are on sale now through the website.

jan 16 2015

Save On Flights By Taking Advantage Of Airfare Glitches

(Courtesy ajjordan2/myBudgetTravel)

If you're like me, you love a good discount. The best kind however, are those that are related to travel. If you're one of the lucky travel hackers who woke up on Christmas morning and booked cheap fares to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Hong Kong or New Delhi on Etihad Airways for less than $500 RT, then it's safe to say, you had a very Merry Christmas.

jan 15 2015

Opa! A Sweet Petimezi Syrup Recipe from Greece, Plus an Athens Taverna You Must Visit!

Roasted Grape Bread Pudding

Check out the petimezi drizzle on that roasted grape bread pudding from Death Ave in NYC.

(Courtesy Death Ave)

If you're a Grecophile, visiting Bronze Age Greece's ruins is probably on your bucket list if you haven't already checked it off, specifically the island of Crete's ancient Palace of Knossos, with its dolphin frescoes and proto-theater. Touring Crete's mountainous landscape and gorgeous beaches is one way to get a sense of Minoan civilization—but you can have an actual taste of it by trying petimezi, a non-fermented grape molasses used as a topping for everything from seafood to salad, or as substitute for honey. Sweetening food with the syrup was standard practice in Ancient Greece—evidence exists that even the Minoans used it. 

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