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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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    National Parks (Minus the Crowds)

    Our most protected lands—and the dramatic drives that give access to them—are all too often conga lines of taillights and tourists. These four itineraries revive the majesty.

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    Beat the Crowds in September

    Autumn's a good time to visit Redwood, Crater Lake, Acadia, and North Cascades parks, as temperatures will be cool and school kids absent.

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    25 Romantic Getaways Budget Travel Readers Love

    Ready to really get away from it all? From iconic romantic cities like Paris and Venice to beautiful beaches in Tahiti and Koh Samui, here are Budget Travel readers’ favorite places for a lovey-dovey escape!

  • 10 Gorgeous & LEGENDARY Beaches!

    Pirates! Shipwrecks! Robin Hood! Nudists! These beaches aren't your typical sleepy stretches of surf and sand—each one is not only jaw-droppingly beautiful but also a mini history lesson, with an amazing back story you've never heard!

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    33 Places That Belong on Your Bucket List

    We asked and Budget Travel readers answered! From Iceland to Machu Picchu, these are the top spots our audience can't wait to visit.

  • 29 GORGEOUS Images of the American Southwest!

    America is a beautiful country from sea to shining sea, but nothing is more iconic than the red rocks, adobe structures, and dramatic sunsets of the Southwest. Come along for a photo tour of the amazing vistas of the western states.

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    KABOOM! Volcanoes You Can Visit

    From drive-up volcanoes in Hawaii to the ones that once toppled entire civilizations in Italy and Greece, you won't want to miss these visitor-friendly volcanoes and the chance to hike up--or inside--these magnificent forces of nature.

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  • God's Window in Cape Town, South Africa

    South Africa, Air, Tour, Safari, 6 Nights, From $1,899 (Budget Travel)

    Visit Cape Town and Johannesburg with this travel package to South Africa that includes a guided safari in Kruger National Park.

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  • 12 American Must-Sees You've Never Heard Of!

    This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for our country's natural beauty and vibrant, inviting communities. Celebrate the holiday with this tour of 12 amazing—but often overlooked—destinations. From a pre-Columbian settlement near St. Louis to a pirate bar in New Orleans, these vacation-worthy spots deserve a place on your 2015 travel list!

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