|0||by Darley Newman||Camping, Nature Appreciation, Road Trips, Rv'ing, Scenic Drives, Wildlife Appreciation, Road Trip, Family Travel|
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We've got road trips on the brain this summer, especially with the re-release of our Budget Travel Ultimate Road Trips App, available now in the App store and on Google Play. Whether you're dreaming up an epic cross-country road trip this summer, gearing up for a drive through the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, or touring the amazing national parks and state parks of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, here are some of your favorite tunes to jam out to along the way.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Music and Dancing, Road Trips, Scenic Drives, Questions and Opinions, Trip Ideas|
In the wake of Greece's rejection of Europe's latest bailout offer, many travelers are asking if the beautiful Mediterranean nation belongs on the "to go" or the "not to go" list.
The answer is a bit nuanced.
First of all, crisis can mean opportunity, and in this case the opportunity comes from (a) the historically low euro-to-dollar exchange rate and (b) the fact that many Greek resorts and hotels have far fewer customers this year than usual. The crisis, of course, is that the banks have been closed for a week, lines at ATMS are long, credit cards may not be accepted, and public demonstrations (generally limited to Athens) always have the potential to turn dangerous.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Art + Culture, Boat and Ferry Rides, Food + Drink, Museums, Greece, Athens, Mykonos, Foreign Currency and Exchange|
After a few minutes in New Bedford, MA, a welcoming little city of about 95,000 people less than an hour's drive east of Providence and south of Cape Cod just off I-195, you'll notice that the residents love to talk about their town. A few more minutes and you'll totally understand why. Few places in New England pack as much history, food, and fun into a handful of cobblestoned blocks.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Art + Culture, Boat and Ferry Rides, Food + Drink, Great Public Spaces, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Museums, National Parks, Public Art, Urban Parks, Zoos, New Bedford, Family Travel, Food + Drink|
Sarah Ricks is a travel junkie who writes in Philadelphia. More of her travel writing is at TravelingMom.com
Your kids can be your favorite traveling companions. Really. Even when one of your party needs a nap, won't eat the weird food, or won't visit museums, you can still travel smoothly. Here are six ways to make your next trip with kids more fun for everyone:
|0||by Sarah Ricks||, How-Tos, Family Travel|
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Architecture, Art + Culture, Art + Culture, Festivals, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Music and Dancing, Nightlife, Pop Culture and Travel, Public Art, Shopping, Montréal, Quebec City, Food + Drink|
Guys, I have a confession to make: My wedding is in three months, and my fiancé and I haven't planned our honeymoon.
I know, I know. I'm a travel editor. I'm in the business of lovey-dovey, Instagram-worthy destinations. I wrote 10 Most Romantic Islands in the World. I wrote Honeymoon Paradise for Less, for crying out loud. And now I'm telling you that when it comes to my own ultimate romantic vacation, I've got nada.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Beaches, Islands, Pop Culture and Travel, Romance, Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti, New Zealand, Honolulu|
Mark your calendars: We're hosting our next #BT_Chat Monday, July 6th, at 1 p.m. EST all about the ultimate travel bucket list, and we want you to join us!
We'll be co-hosting the chat with our friends at @CityPASS, @LonelyPlanetUSA, @YahooTravel, @USNewsTravel, @SmarterTravel, @BootsnAll, @MatadorNetwork, @ContikiUSA, @HotelTonight, @airfarewatchdog, @Worldtravelure, @travelsquire, and @TravelIndustry. The best part: at the end of the chat one lucky person will win a pair of CityPASS booklets to help check off some of those precious bucket list items—the winner will be able to choose from the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, or Toronto.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Helpful Websites, Questions and Opinions, Technology, Trip Ideas|
Each year, the "running of the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain, gets me seriously focused on... wait for it... travel insurance. Yep, with the running happening next week (July 6 through 14), we'll see thousands of locals and visitors participate in the madre of all mosh pits, with the least lucky getting gored or stepped on.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Festivals, Pamplona, Before the Trip, Health and Hygiene, Loyalty Programs, Luggage, Safety and Security|
JetBlue will introduce a new three-tiered fare scale, possibly as early as today, and will for the first time eliminate its signature free checked bag.
The reason for the policy change, according to a Bloomberg report, is pressure from investors and analysts to boost revenue. Though fees for checked bags may seem like small potatoes to a big airline, JetBlue's new tiered fare system could boost income by as much as $200 million or more by 2017.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Airfares & Flying, Airlines, Airport Check-in, Luggage, Packing|