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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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    10 Affordable Spring Trips You Can't Resist

    Budget travelers know that there's no time like springtime to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns like Vegas and NOLA, we've got stylish steals that'll make your spring vacation the best ever.

  • Walking in downtown Santa Fe

    Galentine’s Day! Ultimate Southwest Girlfriend Getaway

    Who says you need a date for Valentine's Day? Why not hit the open road with your best girlfriends? Two Budget Travel editors motored through New Mexico from Cloudcroft to Taos, mixing wild outdoor adventures with spicy local cuisine, an affordable spa visit, historical sites—and one very cute cowboy.

  • 25 Serene Winter Water Scenes

    These 25 photos capture magical scenes that define winter, from frozen waterfalls to morning mists rising off lakes as the sun rises.

  • Coolest Winter Destinations in America

    Welcome, winter! Ready to have some fun? From bobsledding like an Olympian to viewing the Northern Lights, we've rounded up 11 destinations to hit before the snow melts.

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    10 Great Places to Find Your Perfect Florida Vacation

    From the dazzling sunsets and party-hearty atmosphere of Key West all the way up to the historic (and historically haunted!) streets of St. Augustine, the Sunshine State offers a winter vacation to suit every personality.

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  • Dominican Republic

    10 Affordable Spring Trips You Can't Resist

    Budget travelers know that there's no time like springtime to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns like Vegas and NOLA, we've got stylish steals that'll make your spring vacation the best ever.

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