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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 ...more

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  • Buildings at night in Havana, Cuba

    To Go or Not to Go: 2015

    We've got the inside scoop on how you can check places like Cuba and other hot spots off your bucket list—plus some need-to-know info about the spots you should hold off on visiting until political tensions calm down a bit.

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    10 Awesome Celebrity-Narrated Audio Tours

    Viewing a cool exhibit is exciting all by itself, but hearing your favorite actor describe it while you're there? Now that's an experience. Here are 10 star-studded audio tours from around the world—and insider gossip about how they were made.

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    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.

  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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