Table of Contents: May 2009 Maura McEvoy shot our cover in downtown Miami, looking out at Brickell Key. Her take on the deals the city has to offer: "I love going downtown, where you can find really incredible Cuban food for very little money. It's so authentic, you feel like you're in Havana." Budget Travel Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009, 12:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

 

Table of Contents: May 2009

Maura McEvoy shot our cover in downtown Miami, looking out at Brickell Key

Europe's All-purpose Peninsula
For beauty at a bargain, try Istria, a heart-shaped peninsula dangling into the Adriatic Sea that's part Slovenia and part Croatia, with a touch of Italy. But hurry: Come 2010, the area plans to switch to the euro.
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Luxury for Less in Las Vegas
Introducing The Budget Travel Challenge, a new feature in which we take on a near-impossible task. Our first mission: to see just how low the Strip's five-star hotels, luxury spas, and celebrity-chef restaurants will go.

Summer Camp for All
Ever wish you could spend a week with your kids and learn how to surf or speak a foreign language? You can, with a stay at any of these 20 specialty camps for families (which start at $880).
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Cities on Sale
Once-overpriced towns like New York City, Miami, and London are throwing open their doors. Michelin-starred restaurants are suddenly offering (gasp!) deep discounts. Beach cabanas are going for $35. And there are more hotels than we care to count vying for your presence. Here's your all-access pass.

2009 Travel Game Plan
Five inventive ways to make the economy work for you, including taking cues from other travelers via new online offerings, renting at the last minute, visiting countries where the dollar is strong, paying on layaway, and bartering.

Road Trip: Southern Oregon
A journey through southern Oregon's crunchy towns—where everything is locally grown.
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Real Deals
Our revamped deal-finder—now bursting with packages exclusively for BT readers.

Budget Travel Magazine May 2009 issue

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