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jul 18 2016

Take Control of Weather-Related Flight Delays and Cancellations

(Jorg Hackemann/Dreamstime.com)

Nobody wants their vacation delayed before it even starts! But bad weather can sometimes keep planes grounded. Worse, some airlines—and sometimes even hotels and rental-car companies—will invoke bad weather, or "Acts of God" as an excuse for cancellations that may actually be due to mechanical problems or other mishaps.

mar 20 2015

Would You Pay $250 for a Professional Vacation Photographer?

Couple in Bali

A Flytographer duo guided this couple through a shoot in Bali, ensuring they followed local customs (no kissing in front of temples) and asking permission from rice farmers to pose in their fields.

(Vony and Bayu for Flytographer in Bali)

Forget the selfie stick. Brand-new photo service Flytographer has recruited professional photographers in more than 130 cities worldwide to take fanciful candid or posed photos of you on your dream trip. No more tilting your smartphone's camera just right, hoping to catch your face and most of the Eiffel Tower in the background. And don't even get us started on the social awkwardness that ensues when you ask a stranger to take your picture.

aug 29 2014

Don't Miss These September Travel Sales!

Redbury Hotel Miami

Save on a stay at the Redbury in Miami thanks to their Stay 2 Get 1 Free promotion now thru Sept. 30th.

(Courtesy Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority)

Welcome to shoulder season! Here are some of our favorite hotel sales happening this month.


FLASH SALE: You can save up to 50 percent on rates at the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island when you book a stay of three or more nights this Labor Day Weekend for travel Sept. 1 thru Dec. 20th. Not only will rates start at $89 a night, but you'll also score a $250 resort credit per stay to use towards perks like spa treatments, dining, and resort-style golf. Click here for more info and to book your trip by Sept. 1st.

sep 13 2012

21 New Airline Routes Launching Soon

Flying to the Bahamas will be easier with new routes launching this winter (Courtesy pugaangie16/myBudgetTravel)

Can't decide where to go for your next vacation? With lots of new routes launching, the decision might be easier than you thought. Here is a sampling of what's coming up.

Airline: Alaska Airlines

Destinations: Washington, D.C, San Antonio, Atlanta, Orlando

jun 27 2012

Storm-Free Caribbean Islands During Hurricane Season

Stick to the ABC's and visit Aruba's Paradise Beach this hurricane season (Courtesy keubanksphoto/myBudgetTravel)

Watch the Weather Channel for more than five minutes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and you’ll be convinced a storm is bound to sweep you away by the fall. The Caribbean? Looks like a total no–go zone. But don’t fear! The so–called “hurricane belt” doesn’t include every Caribbean island destination.

dec 09 2010

Check out these holiday hotel deals

Budget Travel's Editor-in-Chief, Nina Willdorf, appeared on the Today Show this morning to discuss great hotel deals for the coming holiday week, including some for as low as $54 a night.

Watch it:

sep 28 2010

Aruba to host consumer-friendly fashion week in 2011

Shopping in Aruba (Courtesy Aruba Tourism Authority)

For all you fashionistas who look forward to New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week every September, only to be reminded that, aside from the Fashion's Night Out (a hugely successful one-night shopping event across NYC), access is restricted to industry insiders, media, celebrities, and other power players (Tom Ford didn't even let the media photograph his show this year), relief is on the horizon. Mark your calendars for November 2011, and get ready to pack your bags for the first-ever Aruba fashion week.

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