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Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with these tips from the experts.

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    35 Amazing—and Easy!—Solo Trips

    From the beaches of Belize to the heights of the Himalayas, there's no need to wait when the world is calling! Here, Budget Travel readers' favorite solo travel adventures.

  • Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

    20 Yummiest Ice Cream Shops in America

    Rocky road! Mint chocolate chip! Cookies and cream! From the beaches of New England to the mountains of Hawaii, nothing says "summer" quite like a heaping scoop of ice cream. Here, some of our favorite places to get your frozen fix. And you won't believe the wacky flavors they're serving in Portland.

  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk

    20 Awesome & Affordable All-American Boardwalks for Summer

    If your idea of summer perfection involves roller coasters, funnel cakes, and Whac-A-Mole, we’ve got some pieces of honky-tonk heaven—from Jersey to Cali—just waiting for you to pay a visit.

  • Norfolk Harborfest

    4th of July Getaways Every American Should Take

    From unforgettable fireworks displays to the nation's oldest continuous 4th of July celebration, you won't want to miss these exciting Independence Day events happening around the country.

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    10 Things You MUST Know Before You Book a Vacation Rental

    A summer vacation rental gives you the chance to live large. If you’re traveling in a group or with a family, it’ll save money over hotel rooms, deliver the amenities of home (kitchen, laundry room, backyard), and give your brood a little elbow room. But before you make that down payment on your dream summer escape, read our “know before you go” tips.

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    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar: The euro was equal to about $1.09 at press time. Let this be the summer you make it across the pond.

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    Somewhere between a fully guided coach tour and a do-it-yourself expedition lies a category that sounds a bit like an oxymoron: the independent traveler tour.

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