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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.

  • Crater Lake National Park

    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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    15 Easy Last-Minute Weekends

    No plans this weekend? No problem. These easy escapes will get you out of town on a moment's notice. All you need is a tank of gas, an adventurous spirit, and the willingness to drop everything.

  • 10 Great NEW Family Vacation Ideas!

    Transform your next family vacation from "yawn" to "yowza!" with these incredible play-and-learn experiences. From wildlife encounters to digging for dinosaurs to learning to cook like a pro, these are one-of-a-kind trips you'll never forget.

  • 7 Eco-Travel Tips for Earth Day—and Every Day!

    Going green has never been easier—or more luxurious! Just in time for Earth Day, Budget Travel shares seven ways to help you have an environmentally friendly—and totally brag-worthy—vacation.

  • 33 Most Unforgettable Family Vacations

    It's time to start planning summer 2016, and these incredible ideas from Budget Travel readers range from road trips out west to exploring ancient Mayan ruins. The one thing they all have in common? They are family experiences that will stay with you forever.

  • Which National Park Is Best for You?

    We celebrate the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service with the best parks for every travel personality, including foodie, art lover, history buff, road tripper, beach-goer, and more! Check out the beautiful views, and insider tips on where to eat, play, and stay!

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  • 1207_RoadTrip_Lighthouse

    15 Easy Last-Minute Weekends

    No plans this weekend? No problem. These easy escapes will get you out of town on a moment's notice. All you need is a tank of gas, an adventurous spirit, and the willingness to drop everything.

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