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Beautiful & Affordable European Cities You MUST See!

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  • Big Sur along California Highway 1.

    Ultimate California Road Trip

    From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

  • Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

    Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and industry-wide price wars—are making these and other dream cruises more affordable than ever before.

  • 10 Best Budget Vacations for Summer

    Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an AMAZING summer vacation in the U.S. without breaking the bank! Here, we've rounded up the best in beaches, national parks, mountains, and big-city blowouts—all for under $150/night!

  • America's Most Beautiful Sunsets (Plus Deals to Get You There!)

    From Montauk to Maui, from Denali to Daytona, the U.S. is blessed with beautiful scenery and jaw-dropping sunsets. And Contributing Editor Darley Newman, host of PBS’s Equitrekking, has seen more beautiful sunsets than most. Here, a video of her top picks for the loveliest in the land, plus affordable deals to get you up close and personal with each sunset on the list!

  • 10 Most Sacred Spots on Earth

    These places have been inspiring more than just vacation ideas for centuries. Long revered for their gorgeous scenery and spiritual power, here are ten natural wonders—from a ceremonial Mayan lake to the home of Shiva—that are the stuff of legend.

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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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  • 7-Night Danube River Cruise with Int'l Air, $600 off (Friendly Planet)

    See Europe as never before, sailing on the Danube River aboard the luxurious, award winning Emerald Waterways. Travel through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary in comfort; dine on gourmet meals paired with local wines, and enjoy daily shore excursions and nightly entertainment.

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  • 10 Most Family-Friendly Cities in Europe

    From peerless parks to hands-on-museums and refreshingly affordable food, these major European cities all say "welcome!" to families with children.

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