Photographer Ian Gittler wandered in search of the unexpected details that add up to the world's greatest city. More…
We're not kidding—the cover of our June issue will be a fantastic travel photograph shot by a reader like you. We'll consider any images taken since 1998 (by you, not of you).
We'll be sending a handful of readers out to report a story. What do you think would make a good article in Budget Travel?
Start Hunting for
Love foreign supermarkets as much as we do? Next time you're abroad, pick up something and mail it to us along with your full name, where you found it, and any other noteworthy details: Budget Travel, 530 Seventh Ave., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10018. We might photograph the item and include it in our anniversary issue!
Every pet owner has tricks for pet travel. What are yours? Come on, do it for Napoleon! Just look at those eyes. He needs your help so badly….
Been on a 40 Best Deals Vacation?
We'd love to hear about any 40 Best trips you've taken over the years.
Are You an Expert Collector?
Deep down, we're all collectors—a snow globe here, a floating pen there—but some of us have really become pros when it comes to buying a beloved object in a specific part of the world. Are you obsessed with amassing a certain souvenir when you travel? We want to hear about your tricks of the trade.
Greatest Travel Innovations of the Past 10 Years
Which innovation has made your travels more enjoyable? It could be a product, a customer-service touch, a website, or a service like electronic toll collection for highways. If your idea is picked, you'll receive a copy of The Smart Traveler's Passport. Remember, we're looking for innovations that have became widespread since 1998.
Where Do You Eat, America?
If you could recommend one restaurant in your town, what would it be? We're looking for great, quirky details and, of course, why you love the food (what's that one dish you always order?).
Seriously, This $100 Bill
Could Be Yours
We're going to give a few readers $100 each to spend in fascinating locales—as long as they agree to show us the cool stuff they bought.
Are you an expert on Chicago? We're looking for Chicago residents to judge three guidebooks on their city.
Favorite Travel Websites
Is there a travel-related website you love? Fill us in! We're looking for neat sites that many people won't have heard of—or interesting, new features added to well-known sites like Kayak or TripAdvisor. You could recommend a site that provides a handy trip-planning service, one that has insider tips on a destination, or any other that improves the travel experience.
25 Reasons You Love
Everyone who has ever visited New York City has a different opinion about what is essential about the place. So let's hear it! What do you think captures New York's character or appeal? The more specific, the better.
Lessons Learned the
We all make mistakes—ever shown up at the wrong airport?—and learn from them. What travel insights have you picked up from hard-earned experience? We want to hear your advice—and all about the travel mishaps that you learned from.