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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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    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!

  • 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.

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