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oct 19 2016

5 Things You Don't Know About... Standing Rock

Standing Rock Indian Reservation, home to the Lakota and Dakota Sioux, is currently the scene of peaceful protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Standing Rock is the fifth-largest reservation in the U.S., straddling the border between North and South Dakota, and a travel destination rich in history and outdoor activities.

(U.S. Department of the Interior)

Budget Travel has always considered Native American history and culture, and the travel destinations that reflect them, to be a vital part of our mission. From the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to the Little Bighorn, from the spectacular Southwestern parks located on Navajo land to the Crazy Horse monument in South Dakota, we’re always eager to share news and tips about these destinations.

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).

oct 18 2016

Deal of the Day: Romantic Southern Sojourn, Plus Dining Credit, from $249


Sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, restored stables, and a world-class fine dining restaurant are just a few of the lures of the Goodstone Inn, located on 265 scenic acres of farms and lush gardens in the center of Virginia’s wine country. It’s surrounded by miles of hiking trails With this exclusive Travelzoo Deal of the Day, you can get yourself a stay in one of the 18 elegant, charming rooms or suites for up to 52% off the regular rates, plus a $25 credit (which increases to $50 in 2017) for a prix-fixe dinner for two at the Restaurant at Goodstone, the inn's elegant French-inspired farm-to-table eatery, where chefs use ingredients grown practically outside the door.

oct 12 2016

Deal of the Day: Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains' Foliage at this Charming Inn, from $199, plus lots of bonus perks


The six porches at the Mark Addy Inn, located in a Victorian-era building near Charlottesville, Virginia, are one of the many traits that give the B&B its distinctly Southern charm. Couple that with the sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and you have yourself one serious Southern accented vacation. Though this time of year, you’ll likely get a small measure of New England charm in the mix, what with it being foliage season and all. Nearby, there are plenty of natural spectacles beyond the foliage, like Crab Tree Falls, and historical sites like Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Culinary-minded travelers will keep busy with the assortment of wineries and breweries in the area. The hotel is located close to both Brew Ridge Trail, a path of six breweries that you navigate on your own, and Nelson 151, a highway along which you’ll find wineries, breweries, and a cider mill.

oct 06 2016

Deal of the Day: A Victorian-Style Waterfront Hotel Stay in Chesapeake Bay, from $249


Think foliage and you think New England. Think cherry blossom season and you think DC area, right? Think again. The mid-Atlantic, some say, easily rivals Vermont when it comes to witnessing the spectacle of leaf season. With this Travelzoo exclusive deal, you can stay at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, an absolutely lovely hotel set in a Victorian mansion built in 1875 on the Chesapeake Bay, and see for yourself. 

sep 29 2016

Deal of the Day: A Texas Lakeside Retreat that Feels Like the West Coast, from $99


Everything’s bigger in Texas, right? That principal holds especially true for the nature scenes, particularly just outside downtown Austin. It’s sort of hard to believe, but just 30 minutes from the vibrant urban cityscape Lake Travis sits amid sprawling rolling landscape of Texas’s Hill Country. It’s tranquility that’s ideally experienced from a bluff overlooking the gorgeous vista. Vintage Villas sits on just such a location. The boutique hotel, accented with antique furniture, offers spacious rooms, some of which feature balconies that make a perfect perch for the jaw-dropping sunsets.

sep 20 2016

Deal of the Day: Chill Out on the Tampa Bay Waterfront, from $79/night


If the words “private beach” or “tropical” make your ears perk up, then you’ve come to the right webpage. As fall’s chill starts to set in, this exclusive Travelzoo deal offers just the kind of sunny antidote you’ll soon need. This deal gets you a suite overlooking the water in the posh, relaxing, Caribbean-style Tampa Bay Resort for just $89/night Friday and Saturday and a cool $79/night Sunday through Thursday. It's good all the way through January, with the exception of October 7 and 8 and December 31. The resort fee is waived with this deal, so all the amenities, wireless service, and parking is free.

sep 13 2016

Deal of the Day: Relaxing Old-World Luxury in Quaint Bucks County, PA, from $149


As you might guess by the name, Peddler’s Village is one of those too-quaint-to-believe throwback towns that make you forget about Facebook, self-driving cars, and fiber optics. The old Quaker spirit is alive and well in this Bucks County, Pennsylvania destination with about 65 boutiques, fantastic restaurants that make the most of the abundant local bounty, and proximity to the many galleries and antique shops throughout the rest of Buck County. And lest we forget to mention two special words: apple picking. The Golden Plough Inn is right in sync with the ambiance of the town, what with its handsome mahogany furniture, fireplaces in each room, Colonial era design touches, and maple-filled chocolates on your pillow each night. It’s only 45 minutes from downtown Philly and 90 minutes from New York City, but it feels a world away.

sep 12 2016

Take a Tour Through American History Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

August 2, 2007 was a historic day in America. On that day, the bitter partisanship that pretty much defines American politics was cast aside to pass a bill that declared bourbon to be our “National Spirit” and established September as National Bourbon Heritage Month. And here’s the best part: They passed the bill unanimously. Yes, unanimously.   

sep 09 2016

Deal of the Day: An Antiques-Lover's Dream Getaway Near Lancaster, PA, plus Spa Credits, from $149


If you head to Amish country, a throwback to simpler times, it’s only fitting that you should stay in a quaint inn where you’ll be surrounded by antiques and quiet. The Inn at Leola Village, which sits on acres of garden-filled property, is just that. The rooms are not only appointed with antique furniture, the inn actually consists of six barns and buildings, all part of an early 19th century farm, that were remodeled and gussied up and now stand as a luxury destination.  

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