trip ideas: long weekends
Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet.
Sure, we love Paris, London, Cancun—who doesn't?—but before you click the "book" button on a trip to one of the pricey "usual suspects," you MUST consider one of these budget alternatives, where you'll get more space, better perks, fewer crowds, and luxuries you never dreamed you could afford!
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.
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.
Turkey, Air, Tours, 12 Nights, From $1,899 (Budget Travel)
Spend two weeks touring Turkey with this vacation deal that includes time to explore Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Antalya, Izmir, and Canakkale.
Your favorite islands are now a nonstop flight away. The warm blue water is reason enough to go, but let us fill you in on a few more excuses to pack your bags.