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    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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    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.

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    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!

  • Yes, You CAN Afford the South Pacific!

    So you thought you had to put those Tahitian dreams on hold? Think again. Luxe locales like Fiji, the Cook Islands—and, yes, even Tahiti!—roll out the red carpet for folks like us.

  • Eat Like a Local in Florence

    These friendly, reliable, and supremely delicious restaurants will welcome you as if you were one of the locals who have been in the know for years. Here, the first in our Eat Your Way Across Italy series.

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  • Top 10 Indoor Water Parks in the U.S.

    The winter forecast may look dreary, but at these 10 indoor water parks, temperatures remain comfortably around 84 degrees.

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  • The Roman Colosseum at sunset

    Italy, Air, Rail, 9 Nights, From $1,399 (Budget Travel)

    Get to know three Italian cities known for their art, history, and food with this travel package to Rome, Florence, and Venice.

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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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