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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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  • Top Family Travel Spots on Maryland's Eastern Shore

    Sure, Maryland is home to some of America's most beautiful beaches, but on a road trip across the Eastern Shore you'll also encounter cool small towns, forward-thinking cuisine, and some funky off-the-beaten-path must-sees.

  • World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

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

  • 13 Restaurant "Dirty Secrets" You MUST Know!

    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.

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  • Nomadic in Morocco: You CAN Afford the Trip of a Lifetime

    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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 Awesome & Affordable Spring Break Destinations!

    The snow will melt! We promise! And Budget Travelers know that there's no time like spring to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns like Vegas and NOLA, we've got stylish steals for a spring break that won't break the bank.

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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.

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  • Europe's Dreamiest River Cruises

    The best way to see Europe this year just might be a leisurely river cruise down the continent's most storied waterways, where the crew will serve up amazing food and wine, fascinating tours of beautiful cities, and the opportunity to pack an awesome variety of sights into one extraordinary week.

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    The 6 Best Places in the World to Get an Affordable Luxury Hotel Room NOW

    Treat yourself! These foreign cities have recently seen major dips in their 4- and 5-star hotel rates, which means more swank perks for your dollar.

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