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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).
|0||by Celia Shatzman||Amusement and Theme Parks, Aquarium, Architecture, Art + Culture, Biking, Boat and Ferry Rides, Castles and Palaces, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Gardens, Historical Travel, Horseback Riding, Landmarks and Monuments, Museums, Music and Dancing, Pop Culture and Travel, Sailing, Shopping, Theater, Urban Parks, Walking Tours, Wine, Zoos, England, France, Paris, Paris, Italy, Rome, Spain, Barcelona, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Nevada, Las Vegas, New York City, Supercheap, Las Vegas, NV, New York City, NY, San Diego, CA, Apps, Helpful Websites, Technology|
The last-minute hotel-booking app HotelTonight has been a longtime favorite of ours here at BT. The genius is in its simplicity: Wait until 12 p.m. for across-the-board price drops the day you want to book a hotel (or 6 p.m. for deeper discounts), then scoop up deals on properties ranging from "Solid" to "High Roller." (HotelTonight says its prices tend to be 18 percent less than Expedia's or Booking.com's.)
|0||by Jamie Beckman||San Juan, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Savannah, Chicago, New Orleans, Cambridge, Boston, Brooklyn, New York City, Charlotte, Raleigh, Portland, Philadelphia, Charleston, Austin, Arlington, Seattle, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Charleston, SC, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA, Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Palm Springs, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, San Diego, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Savannah, GA, Scottsdale, AZ, Seattle, WA, Tampa, FL, Apps, Cell Phones and PDAs, Hotels, Technology, Trip Ideas, Hip and Trendy|
Trend alert! Just in time for National Park Week (admission to every park is free right now through Sunday, April 24), we've become obsessed with the on-trend national parks–themed clothing, jewelry, and outdoor gear from Parks Project (from $10, parksproject.us). The organization organizes park volunteer days and donates proceeds from every item sold to initiatives like habitat and trail restoration, animal conservation, and educational services in the parks.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Adventure, Art + Culture, Baby Animals, Camping, Fashion and Style, Hiking and Climbing, Mountains, National Parks, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Big Sur, Joshua Tree National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Hip and Trendy|
Budget Travelers tell us all the time how much they've enjoyed visiting South Carolina. From incredible foodie finds to beautiful beaches, golf courses, forests, and beyond, the Palmetto State is a vacation must-see. Now, we’re giving you the opportunity to show us how you #PictureSC in our contest to become Budget Travel's contributing South Carolina "Social Photographer."
|0||by The Budget Travel Editors||Beaches, Canoeing and Kayaking, Food + Drink, Golf, Nature Appreciation, Rivers and Lakes, Wildlife Appreciation, South Carolina, Travel Photography, Food + Drink|
Imagine waking up in a charming, rustic hotel room, heading over to an award-winning restaurant for a scrumptious breakfast (think: huevos rancheros, blue-corn-and-pine-nuts pancakes, or an omelet with New Mexico’s world-famous hatch green chile), taking a guided tour of the Southwest, and then finishing up with a soothing soak in a natural hot-spring tub—and the only thing you’re shelling out for is the room, starting at just $155 per night. At Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, that’s a typical stay.
|0||by Celia Shatzman||Adventure, BandB's/Inns and Lodges, Biking, Bird Watching, Charming Hotels, Art + Culture, Fishing, Food + Drink, Hiking and Climbing, Historical Travel, Mountains, Museums, Nature Appreciation, Road Trips, Rv'ing, Scenic Drives, Seclusion/Isolated Spots, Spas and Pampering, Thermal Springs and Baths, Walking Tours, Wildlife Appreciation, Truth or Consequences, Hotels at a Price That's Right, Real Deals, Road Trip, Supercheap, Utterly Charming Hotels, Food + Drink|
From the incredible Mammoth Cave National Park and amazing rafting, kayaking, and waterfalls to the world-class food and culture in cities like Louisville and Lexington, it’s no secret that Budget Travelers love visiting Kentucky. Now, we’re giving you the opportunity to share what you love most about the Bluegrass State for a chance to be featured on BudgetTravel.com as our contributing Kentucky “Local Guide.”
|0||by The Budget Travel Editors||Food + Drink, Music and Dancing, National Parks, Kentucky, Lexington, Louisville, KY|
For the weary traveler, is there anything more refreshing than taking a hot, soothing shower after a long flight? But when you have an epic layover, that relaxing "me time" can feel light years away.
Before you pull out your toothbrush in the airport bathroom, consider booking a room with why-didn’t-we-think-of-this site Hotels By Day. This game changer lets you snag unoccupied hotel rooms for the day at discounted prices, for either a morning, midday, or afternoon stay. Time frames tend to be generous, too, usually ranging from five to nine hours, such as 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Perfect for downtime, whether you're hitting the beach or luxuriating in a sunken tub.
|0||by Celia Shatzman||Alternative Lodging, BandB's/Inns and Lodges, Charming Hotels, Spas and Pampering, Halifax, San Francisco, Miami, Miami Beach, Hotel Booking Strategies, Secret Hotels, Halifax, NS, Miami, FL, Apps, Before the Trip, Health and Hygiene, Helpful Websites, Hotels, Travel and Fitness, Trip Ideas, Hip and Trendy|
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|
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." —Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Talk about travel inspiration! That was the only reason '80s icon Ferris Bueller needed to devise the coolest staycation in movie history: ditching high school with pals one last time before graduation for an epic day in the city of Chicago, from cheering on the Cubs at Wrigley Field to having an existential moment at the Art Institute of Chicago.
|0||by Celia Shatzman||Art + Culture, Art + Culture, Festivals, Museums, Music and Dancing, Pop Culture and Travel, Theater, Chicago, Trip Ideas|