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    Don't Miss the New York Travel Festival

    If you happen to be in the New York City area the weekend of April 26th and 27th, you won't want to miss the New York Travel Festival, now in its second year with more travel experts than ever in its first ever two-day event.

    by Kaeli Conforti, Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 10:00 AM

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    5 Amazing Bali Hotels under $100

    As a frequent traveler to Bali, here is my personally tried and tested list of five amazing hotel stays under $100 a night.

    by Milda Ratkelyte, Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 10:00 AM

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    12 Shameless Ways to Save for Travel in your Twenties

    Follow these 12 tips to help save money for your future travel adventures!

    by Stephanie Be, TravelBreak.net , Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 10:00 AM

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    Paradise on a Budget: The Gili Islands

    Limited budget? No problem. There's plenty to do (or not do) on the Gili Islands for little or no money.

    by Marianne Comilang, Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PM

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    What's Your Dream Trip?

    We want to know what your dream trip is! Have you already done it or is it an epic adventure you've been planning and thinking about ever since you were a kid? Tell us all about it!

    by Kaeli Conforti, Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 2:00 PM

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feature stories

  • Don't Tell! These Restaurants Are Where Locals Eat In Florence

    These friendly, reliable, and supremely delicious restaurants will welcome you as if you were one of the locals who have been in the know for years. Here, the first in our Eat Your Way Across Italy series.

  • 10 Flight Attendant Secrets I Wish I'd Known Before My Last Flight

    Budget Travel has spoken to some chatty flight attendants—on condition of anonymity—to deliver the 411 on how to enjoy the comfiest, safest, and most delicious flight, not to mention getting extra help when you really need it. (Hint: The “call button” is not your friend.)

  • 10 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

    Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May 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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    14 Girlfriend Getaways To Book Right Now

    Sometimes you just need to grab the girls and hit the road. From Paris to the Cook Islands, we've rounded up 14 travel deals that are perfect for that that we'll-never-tell getaway you've been dreaming about.

  • Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford!

    Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and industry-wide price wars—are making these and other dream cruises more affordable than ever before.

  • America's Coolest Small Towns 2014

    Who wouldn’t want to live in the Coolest Small Town in America? Budget Travel's 9th annual contest saw some of the liveliest competition ever, with some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet creating videos, songs, and mobilizing their fans all in the name of getting their town to the top. Here, the results.

  • DO NOT ENTER: 8 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

    Some places are just a downright hassle to visit. We'd never suggest you cross them off your list just because you have to jump through some bureaucratic hoops, but here's what you need to know before you go!

  • 8 Mistakes That Will RUIN Your Weekend Getaway!

    Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic—and totally avoidable!—blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!" Here, eight things to know before you go.

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    To Go or Not to Go: 2014

    Sure, the world can be a dangerous place, but we're happy to report progress in some notorious trouble spots. Here, the up-to-the-minute scoop on what countries to avoid, where to tread carefully, and where you can kick back and relax!

  • Top 10 Travel Scams to Look Out For!

    Welcome to the brave new world of vacation ripoffs! The old "catch my baby while I pick your pocket" trick seems downright tame compared with this scary new breed of travel cons.

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    35 Beautiful Images of Italy

    Viva Italia! From the beautiful blue waters of the Italian coast to ancient ruins, volcanic vistas, and iconic monuments like the Roman Colosseum, our BT audience shares their favorite photos of Italy.

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    10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

    With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class vacation spots is the price tag!

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    10 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

    When it comes to representing the U.S. abroad, some of our fellow citizens don’t do us proud. But our easy guide to being a good citizen of the world will come in handy next time you get your passport stamped!

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    25 Incredible Parks Everyone Should Visit

    Whether you're looking to get back to nature or just need an escape from the big city, these National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments definitely deliver. From classics like Yellowstone to the rain forests of El Yunque, here are 25 of your favorites.

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    Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

    Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back advice on foolproof booking, smart sightseeing, and making the most of every minute.

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  • Meet Berlin, MD, America's Coolest Small Town

    This awesome Maryland town was a runaway favorite in our coolest contest ever! Read more here.

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    40 Incredible Photos of Russia

    Whether you're tuning in to watch the 2014 Sochi Olympics or have always been intrigued by the hidden beauty of Russia's vivid landscapes, colorful dome-topped buildings, and complicated history, we've rounded up 40 beautiful photos of this fascinating country, taken by our BT audience.

vacation inspiration

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    25 Incredible Parks Everyone Should Visit

    Whether you're looking to get back to nature or just need an escape from the big city, these National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments definitely deliver. From classics like Yellowstone to the rain forests of El Yunque, here are 25 of your favorites.

vacation ideas

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    13 Incredible Ferris Wheels You Have to See to Believe

    Talk about seeing the world from a different angle! Get a bird's-eye view of New York, London, and other must-see spots around the globe on these thrilling—and beautiful!—rides.

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  • Budget Travel's Ultimate Road Trips App

    Announcing Budget Travel's Ultimate Road Trips App!

    Budget Travel Ultimate Road Trips is a guide to our country's most inspiring drives. Plus: we've scouted out the best places to eat, see and stay along the way—and plotted them all on a map with GPS functionality so all you have to do is drive. You're welcome.

    Available on iTunes and Android Market.

readers' choice awards

  • Readers' Choice Awards

    The Results are in for Budget Travel's Readers' Choice Awards!

    For our third annual Readers' Choice poll, readers weighed in on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter with their nominations and then voted here for the winners! Click to see who took home top honors for best airline, best hotel, and more.

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  • Yes, You CAN Afford the South Pacific!

    So you thought you had to put those Tahitian dreams on hold? Think again. Luxe locales like Fiji, the Cook Islands—and, yes, even Tahiti!—roll out the red carpet for folks like us.

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