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dec 19 2016

Deal of the Day: Warm up at a romantic Catskills hotel, from $129

(Travelzoo)

Two hours from New York City, a winter wonderland awaits on the shores of a tranquil 250-acre lake in the Catskill Mountains. The Inn at Lake Joseph, which dates back to the 1890s, is a charming and casually posh place to stay in if you’re looking to relish an upstate New York winter. With this exclusive deal, you can save up to 40% off bookings through March.

dec 14 2016

These are the destinations and travel trends everybody was searching on Google this year

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." New York City topped Google's list of the most-searched travel destinations of 2016.

(Courtesy SpeliotisTravelVideos/myBudgetTravel)

Google has revealed the top search terms of 2016 (Google.com/2016), and Budget Travelers will find lots of inspiration among the top destinations and travel trends. Of course, we've been searching right along with you all year long and have served up some great inspiration and start-today tips to go along with these rankings to stoke your wanderlust in 2017.

oct 18 2016

B&B Bargains for Fall (From $99)

The charming Union Gables, in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers Victorian style, gas-powered fireplaces in each room, and, maybe best of all, rates starting at just $125.

(Courtesy Union Gables)

It's no surprise that our friends at BedandBreakfast.com know how to celebrate B&B month (a.k.a. October) with spectacular deals across the U.S.. We're seeing B&Bs to suit every traveler's taste, and the best part is that each of these eight standouts is well under $200/night (one even starts at $99).

aug 29 2016

Share a Taste of Your Favorite City

Budget Travel recently had a blast celebrating the Best Foodie Cities in America, and since we never get enough of all the delicious regional delights the U.S. has to offer, we were psyched to learn about Harry & David’s “Regionally Inspired Gourmet Gift Baskets.”

jul 06 2016

Deal of the Day: Yes, You CAN Afford the Hamptons!

Nab two nights from $299 at the Ocean Resort at Bath & Tennis in Westhampton, N.Y.

(Travelzoo)

Sure, the phrase "The Hamptons" may be synonymous with high style, perfect beaches, and a price tag to match, but this Travelzoo exclusive deal to the Ocean Resort at Bath & Tennis in Westhampton, New York, delivers swank without the bank.

jun 30 2016

Deal of the Day: Catskills Water Park from $199

(Travelzoo)

Country Place Resort, in New York's Catskills region, offers the largest water park in the area, and this Travelzoo deal to Country Place Resort from $199 means more than 60 percent savings over peak summer rates.

jun 17 2016

Deal of the Day: Niagara Falls from $55!

Beat the summer heat with an affordable escape to Niagara!

(Lonely Planet)

Wanna make a run for the border?

The Canadian border, that is. We’ve got a very cool Travelzoo-exclusive deal for $55 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. You’ll enjoy a cushy stay at the Days Inn Clifton Hill Casino, easy access to the falls, and restaurant credits. You’ll also score wine-tasting passes, a guided chocolate tour (!), and complimentary Wi-Fi.

jun 09 2016

5 Tips for Navigating NYC's Outdoor Food Markets

open air food markets in New York City

If you're in New York City this summer, stop by one of the City's popular open air food markets and sample a little bit of everything!

(Courtesy Angela Brown )

When it comes to artisan food in New York City, summer means one thing: a myriad of open air food markets, [our favorite is Madison Square Eats, visit #MadSqEats for more info] where small batch food purveyors and local chefs serve up everything from ice cream sandwiches and wood-fired pizza to charcuterie and macaroons. But you'd better get there fast: just like the warm weather, these temporary markets only last so long. Here are five tips to help you fill your plate this season.

jun 07 2016

Meet the Coolest Small Town in America 2016

Sykesville, Maryland, is the winner of Budget Travel's 11th annual Coolest Small Town in America contest.

(Sykesville Main Street Association)

Congratulations to Sykesville, Maryland, the winner of Budget Travel's 11th annual Coolest Small Town in America contest! With an enthusiastic campaign to amass the votes needed to claim the title "coolest," Sykesville earned its victory by a wide margin.

apr 27 2016

Save Major Dough on Tourist Attractions with Last-Minute Booking App Whym

Big Ben, London
(Iakov Kalinin/Dreamstime)

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Some "tourist" attractions are 100 percent worth visiting. The ticket-booking app Whym gets us. The app offers travelers last-minute deals on desirable activities like guided tours of the Colosseum in Rome, U.S. city passes, Parisian wine tastings, Nevada desert sunset horseback rides, and admission to all kinds of museums at deep discounts—up to 60 percent off. All you need is a smartphone: The app is available for both Android and iOS (free, itunes.com, play.google.com).

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