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Archive: April 2015
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Going to the Derby? Here's How to Eat Like a Local in Louisville!

There's more to Louisville than the "most exciting two minutes in sports." Here, the inside scoop on where and what to eat in this cool Kentucky city.
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

New Travel Trend: 'Local Destination' Weddings

Couples are escaping to dreamy estates nearby for their weddings.
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People enjoying sunshine in Princes Street Gardens.

8 Things You Can Only Do in Edinburgh

Whether you’re exploring the sights along the famous Royal Mile or taking in the views from the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, you’ll never be short of things to see and do in Edinburgh.
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1,000 Bonus Miles for Doing WHAT?!

Alaska Airlines is making an offer that Budget Travelers shouldn't refuse!
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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With the People of Nepal

We offer guidance to Budget Travel readers who wish to donate to relief efforts in Nepal.
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Oheo Gulch at Haleakala National Park

Earth Day Inspiration from Budget Travel on the Weather Channel!

BT celebrates natural beauty! These gorgeous national parks are definitely worth a visit.
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Take a Cooking Class on Vacation (or at Home!) With This Great Deal

Lessons from Le Cordon Bleu chefs in 16 cities across America will teach you how to make exotic dishes from around the world.
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Visit the World's Perfect Climates

Don't like the weather? Do something about it! By traveling, that is, to one of these "Goldilocks" destinations that are never too hot, never too cold, but always juuuuust right.
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Hohenwerfen Castle

Disney Launches European River Cruises

The new activity-packed, seven-night cruises will sail from Vilshofen, Germany, to Budapest.
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Finally Good News: Domestic Airfare Falls for Summer

The average round-trip ticket will cost almost 1 percent less than it did last year.
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New York Travel Festival

This Weekend: Don't Miss The New York Travel Festival!

If you're in the NYC area April 18-19 and love to travel, come check out the New York Travel Festival!
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Is America Ready for Another 'Vacation'?

Everybody's favorite bumbling brood is heading back to the big screen, and we're looking forward to learning more travel lessons from the Griswolds.
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Half Dome in Yosemite

BT Staff Picks: 8 National Parks We Love!

Just in time for National Park Week, Budget Travel staffers share their best park experiences.
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Carnival Cruise Lines to Start Charging for Room Service

Carnival has announced it will start testing a 24-hour room service menu on board several ships—but premium service comes with a fee.
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For Daring Drivers Only: The World's Scariest Roads

If you just can’t feel satisfied without navigating hairpin turns, dizzying elevations, and gravel surfaces with no guardrails to protect you, we’ve got you covered with this bucket list of freaky routes.
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How to do London on a Budget

Don’t let the price tags scare you—London can be affordable. Here are a few inns and B&Bs that are great alternatives to London’s big spendy hotels, along with advice on how to see London without breaking your budget.
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Thai coconut ice cream

Make Thai Coconut Ice Cream at Home!

Suffering from coconut ice-cream withdrawal symptoms post-Thailand trip? Try this super-simple homemade coconut ice cream recipe and enjoy the tastes of Bangkok right in the comfort of your home.
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How to Take the Ultimate Game of Thrones Vacation

Here are the spots you'll want to see after you've watched the new season. Just don't be too disappointed if you don't see any dragons.
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Hot Right Now: Outdoor Dining on Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, and Viking are among the first to offer a new onboard amenity: outdoor dining.
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Travelers Say "NO" to Indiana

In a social media poll, Budget Travel's audience overwhelmingly opposes Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
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Gotcha! This Year's Best Travel-Themed April Fools' Jokes (With Videos!)

Did you fall for any of these pranks? Here are our favorites!
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The Wackiest Reasons for Flights Being Delayed, Rerouted, or Returned

Last week's "smelly poo" incident is just one on a long list of crazy reasons that flights in the past few years have been delayed, rerouted, or returned to their departure airports. Here are some of the others.

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