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Beautiful & Affordable European Cities You MUST See!

You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals, and enjoy food, wine, fashion, and culture that's second to none in these intimate European ...more

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  • 12 Most Beautiful Churches in America

    America's churches are just as intriguing as their European counterparts. And not just in grandeur: The stories behind these architectural masterpieces—located in some of our country's most popular vacation spots—are downright biblical.

  • Maui, Hawaii

    Insider Secrets of Hawaii

    The historical sites of Oahu. The out-of-this-world volcanic landscape of the Big Island. And of course the beaches! Here are 20 tips for visiting the Hawaiian Islands that you won't hear anywhere else.

  • 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.

  • The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

    No matter what your "vacation personality" is, Costa Rica has something just for you: Relax, go green, see the bucket-list sights, eat, or try some exciting (but easy and safe) adventures—like zip-lining over a cloud forest!

  • Endless Summer: 8 American Islands That Are Warm NOW

    These islands offer all your favorite warm weather activities—365 days a year.

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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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  • Penguins in South Africa

    10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

    With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class vacation spots is the price tag!

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