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11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

We know you'd rather not think about the depths of winter just yet. But booking your dream deep-winter vacation now can help you nail down a price ...more

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  • One-Tank Escapes From 8 American Cities

    Summer vacation doesn't have to mean a long, expensive trek. These getaways are a short drive from eight major urban areas. All you need is a weekend and a tank of gas!

  • Glacier National Park's Highline trail

    Summer in Big Sky Country

    A road trip through western Montana means serious altitude, mountain goats—and directions like "Make a left at the giant cow."

  • Ice cream at the Yum Yum Tree

    The Midwest's Secret Cape

    Folks go to Door County—a bucolic peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan—for the lakes, the art, and the cherries. BT writer Jeremy McCarter took his bride in search of something even sweeter.

  • Cape Neddick's Nubble Lighthouse in Maine

    New England's "Other" Capes

    For secret beaches, stylish steals, and amazing summer deals, look beyond the better-known Cape to the glorious spits of land jutting out into the Atlantic just up the coast—in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

  • The Eiffel Tower in the Spring in Paris

    7 Great Tips for Visiting Paris in Springtime

    We share our favorite tips for finding the perfect views, affordable meals, and making Paris your own.

  • Family Reunion Travel Advice

    How to Plan a Family Reunion

    From choosing the perfect destination to getting your clan organized, Budget Travel offers the ultimate guide to a freakout-free family fest!

  • 7 Eco-Travel Tips for Earth Day—and Every Day!

    Going green has never been easier—or more luxurious! Just in time for Earth Day, Budget Travel shares seven ways to help you have an environmentally friendly—and totally brag-worthy—vacation.

  • Valley of Fire State Park

    America's 10 Most Beautiful Hidden Gems

    Budget Travel presents some of the most gorgeous parks and small towns you've never heard of.

  • 8 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

    Here are eight great destinations to hit before you have to worry about anyone's nap schedule but your own.

  • Secret Hotels of Washington, D.C.

    Just in time for our president's inauguration, we found five charming hotels that are refreshingly democratic in price.

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  • Paliokaliva Village

    A sleepy collection of 18 stone cottages in a family olive grove.

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    Hawaii Hot Spots and Hideaways

    Strolling iconic Waikiki Beach, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, and taking a surfing lesson on the North Shore? The Hawaiian island of Oahu offers the chance to mix big-city sophistication with a decidedly wilder side.

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  • 12 Most Extreme Places in America

    In a country known for extremes, there are twelve places that stand out from the crowd.

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  • 10 Homestay Experiences

    There's no faster way to connect with a new culture than by inviting yourself into someone else's house, whether it's a chic apartment in London's Notting Hill or a thatched-roof hut in southern Belize.

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