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6 Easy Safe-Eating Tips I Wish I'd Known Before My Last Trip

In some corners of the world, one wrong sip can put a serious cramp in your travel plans. Try these common-sense steps to prevent—and bounce back ...more

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    10 Things You MUST Know Before You Book a Vacation Rental

    A summer vacation rental gives you the chance to live large. If you’re traveling in a group or with a family, it’ll save money over hotel rooms, deliver the amenities of home (kitchen, laundry room, backyard), and give your brood a little elbow room. But before you make that down payment on your dream summer escape, read our “know before you go” tips.

  • WORST Restaurant Meals in America

    You will not BELIEVE the unhealthy dishes that "won" this year's Xtreme Eating awards. Add these to your list of "avoid" or "split" the next time you stop at one of these popular chain restaurants to refuel. PLUS: We share healthy menu alternatives available at the very same restaurants.

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    Epic Road Trip: Southern Utah & Northern Arizona

    Westward, ho! From admiring the incredible red rock views at national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon to snapping the perfect Forrest Gump photo outside Monument Valley, the reasons to visit this beautiful, still-under-the-radar part of the American southwest will have you moving this trip to the top of your travel bucket list.

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    5 BIG Ways Google Can Help You Travel Smarter

    You use Google for everything else in your life. Travel is the next frontier. The search engine’s new features will change the way you globe-trot, from finding the best flights at lightning speed to translating conversations abroad in real time.

  • World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

    Think it’s easy to exercise polite table manners when traveling abroad? Think again.

  • 13 Restaurant "Dirty Secrets" You MUST Know!

    Every restaurant has its own, um, special way of doing things. Unfortunately, some of the most common practices, even in average-to-good kitchens, can be shocking. Over the years, Budget Travel has checked in with chefs, waitstaff, and other food pros—sometimes on condition of anonymity—to bring you the lowdown on the dirty business of making diners' dreams come true.

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    12 Great Memorial Day Getaways

    From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your jazz festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

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    10 of the Coolest (and Weirdest!) New Travel Apps for the Apple Watch

    It's launch day for the Apple Watch! Check out our favorite apps—from incredibly useful to lovably odd—from the latest batch of trendy downloads.

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  • 10 Ways the Strong Dollar Can Nab You a Dream Trip

    This is the year you're going to take ALL your vacation days! The U.S. dollar is riding high against foreign currency, including the euro, pound, and peso. Translation? Double-digit savings on airfare, hotels, and meals. But you've got to plan ahead, and in many cases the right time to book your trip is... NOW!

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    Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

    Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are out there to help. Here's our ultimate list of dream trip adventures—plus, the travel deals to help you get on your way.

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    Best-Kept Booking Secrets of Hotwire

    The more you know! These sneaky strategies can net you major savings when you're searching for flights, hotel rooms, and car rentals on Hotwire.

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    4 Classic Cocktail Recipes from Fancy Hotels

    These playful takes on the old fashioned will have you reaching for your kitchen's cocktail shaker.

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