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  • Insiders' Guide to the Caribbean

    Whether you've been to these 10 Caribbean islands once or you're planning your fifteenth visit, we've got the inside scoop on some of the best must-see spots in the islands.

  • The Right—and Wrong—Way to Pay for Your Dream Trip

    We offer practical financial solutions to help you indulge your wanderlust.

  • 7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

    Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses.

  • Who Should You Tip—and How Much?

    Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most!

  • Top Tips for Cruising with Kids

    No longer the bastion of grownups trying to get away from it all, cruises are now welcoming the littlest passengers aboard in a big way. Here’s how to keep them safe, entertained—and maybe even save some money, too!

  • Snorkeling Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    The coral at Australia's Great Barrier Reef is spectacular and the marine life will blow your mind.

  • 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!

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    12 Phrases That Mean Big Travel Savings

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

  • Big Sur California

    5 Unforgettable Summer Getaways to Book Now

    It’s time to book the summer vacation of a lifetime—and lock in a rate that you’ll still be bragging about in September.

  • 8 Trips You Must Do Once

    From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone's list.

  • 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.

  • 10 Things You Never Knew About the North Pole

    Say "North Pole" and most people think of Santa, but did you know that the region is a hotbed for international intrigue?

  • 6 Smart Ways to Save on a Cruise

    The high cost of a dream cruise vacation can leave you feeling a little queasy before you even set sail. (And let's not mention the add-ons!) Here, our Trip Coach's sage advice about how to save big before boarding.

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