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WEIRD Foreign Laws You'd Better Know!

Here's your cheat sheet to avoid embarrassment, fines, and even jail time when visiting other countries. From serious health and safety concerns to ...more

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  • WEIRD Foreign Laws You'd Better Know!

    Here's your cheat sheet to avoid embarrassment, fines, and even jail time when visiting other countries. From serious health and safety concerns to downright wacky old laws that barely make sense, you'll want to know each and every one of these peculiar rules.

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    10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

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    Epic Road Trip: Southern Utah & Northern Arizona

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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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    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 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

    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!

  • 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.

  • Upgrade Secrets from the Experts!

    C'mon. You know you want one. You've seen other folks ushered into first class, given the key to a hotel suite that's a lot bigger than the one they paid for, or peel out of the rental lot in a way hotter car than the one they can afford. What's their secret? Read on to learn how our top travel experts get upgraded.

  • All-Time Worst Travel Scenarios (And How to Get Out of Them!)

    Of course we hope an NYC cabbie never drives off with your valuables! But if he does, or if you crash your rental car, end up in a foreign jail, or… well, you get the picture: We can help!

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    Learn the phrases that can score you a deep discount, a steep upgrade, or some tasty perks.

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  • WEIRD Foreign Laws You'd Better Know!

    Here's your cheat sheet to avoid embarrassment, fines, and even jail time when visiting other countries. From serious health and safety concerns to downright wacky old laws that barely make sense, you'll want to know each and every one of these peculiar rules.

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