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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 10 2016

Travel in the Off-Season, Get On-Point Prices on Beach Vacation Rentals

(Courtesy Bob Therina/Flickr)
(Courtesy Bob Therina/Flickr)

Summer getaway. How cliché.

The off-season, it’s well known, offers plenty of opportunities to save fast cash, but many may not realize the extent of the savings, especially in shoulder season (that’s industry jargon for these post-summer months when the weather is still beach-friendly.)   

oct 07 2016

How to Help Haiti

(Courtesy EBD715/myBudgetTravel)

As many of you know, Hurricane Matthew hit the southwest region of Haiti this week, displacing more than 15,000 people, killing several hundred, and causing an immediate need for emergency help for around 350,000 people, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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. 

oct 01 2016

Deal of the Day: A California Island Escape Well Within Your Reach, from $199


California isn't necessarily the first place to come to mind when we talk about island getaways, but Avalon, which is about an hour's ride on a ferry from Los Angeles, is likely to remind you more of St. Thomas than Sunset Strip. With this exclusive Travelzoo deal, the Hotel Metropole is offering its suites for $199/night for arrivals Sunday through Thursday through December 29. That's 50% off the standard rate. The newly renovated minimalist suites overlook the water. There's free wifi and a rooftop jacuzzi; a continental breakfast is included for each guest.

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 28 2016

The Local Life: Trinity Repertory Company's Artistic Director has the inside take on Providence


When Curt Columbus moved to Providence from Chicago to become artistic director at the renowned Trinity Repertory Company, he wasn’t sure what to expect, coming from one of the cultural capitals of the country and all. What he found, however, was a place that's "rich with cool, funky, fun hangout places,” he says. With an abundance of creative and exciting cultural, historical, and dining options, some neighborhoods have enough to do to fill an entire afternoon without having to get in a car. And some of these places are spots locals tend to keep to themselves. Despite its small size, it’s a huge destination.

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