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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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    Awesome & Affordable Hotel Spas!

    You won't believe where you can find the best deals on hotel spa treatments! Get more "ahhhh" for your money using these industry secrets.

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    Spend Christmas in a Castle

    Yes, you can afford to stay in one of these authentic castles for the holidays! They're still available for booking this year and next.

  • 11 Holiday Travel Tips You've Never Heard Before

    What strategies do travel experts swear by when airports and roads are at their busiest? We asked, and each shared their best piece of seasonal advice.

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    Best-Kept Secrets of Priceline

    Shhh... Here's what no one tells you about finding travel deals on Priceline. Use these tips to search wisely, bid smart, and save big.

  • 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!

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    10 Things To Add To Your Italy Travel Bucket List

    We've always been big fans of The Buried Life, first an MTV show, then a NY Times bestseller encouraging people to make their bucket list dreams come true. So when we heard #56 on their bucket list was to write for a major publication, we couldn't resist! Here's the Buried Life's ultimate travel bucket list for Italy.

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    Yes, These 10 Theaters Are Haunted!

    It's one thing to sit in the audience and enjoy a spooky play or movie. It's another to stumble upon a legendary ghost in an empty hall (even if it is Judy Garland).

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    Last-Minute Foliage Getaways for Under $150!

    There’s still time to witness fall’s vibrant foliage! Indulge your inner leaf peeper by reserving a room in one of these inns or a whole vacation rental, then relish the local views.

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  • 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.

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  • 20 Best Budget Vacations for Fall

    From New England leaf-peeping to big American cities you CAN afford, plus amazing national parks, European capitals, and Caribbean dreams, we've rounded up our biggest batch of autumn getaways ever. Now your only challenge is deciding which fall vacation to take!

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  • Worst Travel NIGHTMARES! (And How to Make Them Go Away)

    For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you're walking the halls of your old high school with no clothes on. Missed connection? Lost reservation? Credit card crying "Uncle!" halfway through your trip? Wake up to these common-sense fixes.

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  • Where to Go in 2015!

    Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015. From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and food, these are the places everyone will be talking about this year—and they are all within the reach of Budget Travelers!

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