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World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

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

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    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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    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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    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.

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Tequila!

    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo: Learning about tequila in the namesake town and region will give you a whole new respect for the tasty beverage (and hopefully no hangover).

  • Where to Find the World's Best Pizza

    We asked—you answered. From pizza's birthplace in Italy to the streets of Chicago to far-flung locales in Africa and Asia, treat yourself to a little slice of heaven!

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    Best-Kept Secrets of NYC from the City's Savviest Celebs and Insiders

    The Big Apple doesn't have to mean big bucks! We asked locals, celebrities, BT editors, and readers to give their best tips on free and inexpensive things to do in Gotham. You'll want to put each and every one on your bucket list.

  • 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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    'Mad Men' Travel Destinations

    As seen on TV! We've followed Don Draper for seven seasons as he's crisscrossed the globe, be it via Cadillac or TWA flight. As the final episodes air, we're taking you back to the Golden Age of travel with a 'Mad Men'-inspired vacation guide for retro-style trips to cities Don visited.

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    9 Restaurants in Italy That Feel Like You're Eating at Grandma’s House

    Here are some of our favorite such restaurants we’ve found while exploring small-town Italy over the years. They’re not fancy, not expensive, and they will offer some of the best meals you’ll have in Italy.

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    From stylish Marrakech across the Sahara and jaw-dropping Atlas Mountains, this is a road trip like no other. But we're happy to report it's easier and more budget-friendly than you'd ever imagine.

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