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A Drive Through Southeast Washington's Wine Country

These days, it’s not the wine causing all the buzz in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. It’s the new crop of creative, farm-fresh food.

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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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    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.

  • Best Restaurants for Budget Travelers in VENICE!

    Sure, the city of canals is filled with fancy, creative, and unique restaurants. Translation? Watch your wallet! Here, the author of the best-selling Eat Venice app shares the locals-only lowdown on where you'll eat extremely well—and affordably!—in between gondola rides. PLUS: An easy recipe that lets you bring a taste of Venice to your kitchen any time!

  • Yes, You CAN Afford Italy's Amazing Amalfi Coast!

    You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over the sea and days and nights are given over to the sweetness of doing nothing.

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • How to Do the Riviera Maya on a Budget

    From Cancún to spectacular Mayan ruins to Playa Del Carmen—and even swimming with (safe and gentle!) whale sharks—we take you to the knockout shores of Mexico’s Caribbean coast to show you how you can have the vacation of a lifetime without breaking the bank.

  • Easy Southwestern Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

    Spice up your bar cart with chile powder from New Mexico's famous peppers—recipes included!

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    7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

    Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up seven grand tours that give you the largest amount of adventure for the smallest amount of money per day.

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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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  • Reykjavík, Iceland

    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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  • The Buried Life in a Fiat in Italy

    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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    Top Labor Day Escapes That Are TOTALLY Worth the Money

    Looking for the ultimate long-weekend escape? Relax! Budget Travel has done all the homework. Whether you're craving one more trip to the beach or are searching for the perfect end-of-summer festival, getting away has never been quicker, easier—or more affordable.

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