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10 Awesome & Affordable Spring Break Destinations!

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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    15 Best Last-Minute Road Trips

    No plans this weekend? No problem. These easy escapeswill 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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    45 Best Mother-Daughter Getaways!

    If you could take a mother-daughter getaway anywhere in the world, where would it be? We posed this question to our audience, and their answers, as always, made us smile. Just in time for Mother’s Day 2015, BT presents 45 vacation ideas for the ultimate girlfriend getaway.

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    Drop Everything! 8 Girlfriend Getaways You Need NOW

    You've talked about it. You've dreamed about it. We're here to tell you there's never going to be a better time to grab the girls and make your escape. Here, the ultimate ladies-only vacays you've been waiting for!

  • 15 Most Beautiful National Parks in America

    Whether you're planning a summer vacation or just craving some eye candy, we're celebrating National Park Week with 40 trip-inspiring photos of our most treasured—and gorgeous—national parks. From the Southern California desert to the coast of Maine, here are 15 parks we couldn't live without!

  • 10 Awesome American Summer Vacations to Book NOW

    Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an AMAZING summer vacation without breaking the bank. Here, we've rounded up world-class, affordable beaches, national parks, mountains, and big-city blowouts—all within the continental U.S.

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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!

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