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  • Yes, You CAN Afford Italy's Amazing Amalfi Coast!

    You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over the sea and days and nights are given over to the sweetness of doing nothing.

  • How to Do the Riviera Maya on a Budget

    From Cancún to spectacular Mayan ruins to Playa Del Carmen—and even swimming with (safe and gentle!) whale sharks—we take you to the knockout shores of Mexico’s Caribbean coast to show you how you can have the vacation of a lifetime without breaking the bank.

  • 25 Things Every Budget Traveler MUST Know

    Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to "do" major cities, national parks, and romantic islands? Congrats! You're a Budget Traveler like us. Here, in a nutshell, is our manifesto!

  • 11 Ways Social Media Can ROCK Your Travel World!

    Power to the people! Once social media shook up the travel world, there was no turning back—and that's a good thing! The right hashtags, check-ins, follows, and downloads can steer you toward the sights you'll love, introduce you to new travel buddies, and find discounts you'd never know about otherwise.

  • Fall Foliage on Kebler Pass near Crested Butte in Colorado.

    12 Best Places to See Fall Colors

    It's that time of year again. We're deep in the heart of leaf-peeping season and the leaves, they are a-changin'. Whether you're a fall foliage fanatic or just in the mood for a scenic drive—or train ride—through the fabulous fall scenery, you won't want to miss these great seasonal spots.

  • 10 Telltale Signs Your Hotel is a DISASTER

    Staying in a hotel is supposed to be a treat, not a waking nightmare of unanswered complaints and shabby surroundings. These 10 signs are early warnings that you may have checked into Hotel Hell. Notice one or more of the problems here? You might want to spend your money elsewhere—and we'll show you how to make a drama-free escape should you need to.

  • Vacation Lessons from the Griswolds

    We suspect you'll never come close to the blunders committed by Clark Griswold and his family in the Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. Here, some real-life lessons the Griswolds learned the hard way—so you don't have to!

  • 5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

    Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

  • Just Married sign in sand

    Psst! Wanna Elope?

    Whether you're impatient to get hitched, embarking on a second marriage, or just want to get away from it all, running away to an island, resort—or the Graceland Chapel in Vegas!—can be a fun, affordable option as long as you temper your spontaneity with a little smart planning.

  • 10 Most Family-Friendly Cities in Europe

    From peerless parks to hands-on-museums and refreshingly affordable food, these major European cities all say "welcome!" to families with children.

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  • Le Bellevue

    These basic accommodations offer views a luxury hotel would kill for.

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    PHOTOS: How to Do the Riviera Maya on a Budget

    From Cancún to spectacular Mayan ruins to Playa Del Carmen—and even swimming with (safe and gentle!) whale sharks—we take you to the knockout shores of Mexico’s Caribbean coast to show you how you can have the vacation of a lifetime without breaking the bank.

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  • Where to Stay in Istanbul

    Istanbul—the only city in the world that straddles two continents—just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you’re thinking of going, we’ve got some stylish steals for you.

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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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