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Castle at Castelfalfi in Tuscany

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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  • 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!

  • 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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    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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Jackson Hole, 4 Nights, From $1,036 Per Couple (Budget Travel)

    Get to know the charming town of Jackson, Wyoming, and spend some time skiing at one of the west's finest ski resorts with this travel package that includes lift tickets.

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  • Fall Foliage on Kebler Pass near Crested Butte in Colorado.

    12 Best Places to See Fall Colors

    It's that time of year again. We're deep in the heart of leaf-peeping season and the leaves, they are a-changin'. Whether you're a fall foliage fanatic or just in the mood for a scenic drive—or train ride—through the fabulous fall scenery, you won't want to miss these great seasonal spots.

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