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5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

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  • Just Married sign in sand

    Psst! Wanna Elope?

    Whether you're impatient to get hitched, embarking on a second marriage, or just want to get away from it all, running away to an island, resort—or the Graceland Chapel in Vegas!—can be a fun, affordable option as long as you temper your spontaneity with a little smart planning.

  • 10 Most Family-Friendly Cities in Europe

    From peerless parks to hands-on-museums and refreshingly affordable food, these major European cities all say "welcome!" to families with children.

  • Where to Stay in Istanbul

    Istanbul—the only city in the world that straddles two continents—just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you’re thinking of going, we’ve got some stylish steals for you.

  • OOPS! How Not to Embarrass Yourself in a Foreign Country

    Learning a bit of cultural etiquette, important phrases, and the absolute no-no's of any country you visit can save you not only embarrassment but also time and money!

  • Mount Rushmore

    Road Trip: South Dakota's Badlands and Black Hills

    Drive along gorgeous rolling prairies, twisting mountain roads, and past iconic American monuments like Mount Rushmore in this spectacular corner of South Dakota.

  • Upgrade Secrets from the Experts!

    C'mon. You know you want one. You've seen other folks ushered into first class, given the key to a hotel suite that's a lot bigger than the one they paid for, or peel out of the rental lot in a way hotter car than the one they can afford. What's their secret? Read on to learn how our top travel experts get upgraded.

  • Palm Springs Hotels for Less Than $160!

    This desert oasis is heating up in more ways than one, rolling out new—and renovated—hotel rooms and more nonstop flights than ever.

  • 8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

    How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and swim-up bars meet the ruins at Tulum and the glittering, warm Caribbean. We rate them, you pick the one that best suits your style.

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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!

  • Family travel

    Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

    Traveling with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in tow can be wonderful—and a little terrifying. But you’ll be surprised at all the freebies, discounts, and conveniences you can get out of a kid-friendly hotel stay.

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  • Le Bellevue

    These basic accommodations offer views a luxury hotel would kill for.

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  • Surf & Sand Smackdown! 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in America

    What’s your favorite beach? We’ve obsessed over that topic for weeks to deliver the tastiest waves, loveliest sand, and balmiest breezes from New England to Hawaii. But of course we couldn’t stop there: Each of these 10 must-see beaches comes with a great hotel pick that won’t break the bank! Happy summer!!

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  • Sunset view of Torii Gate in Miyajima, Japan

    How To Travel The World For Free

    You'll be amazed at these smart, effective ways to cut travel costs you thought were unavoidable—whether you're planning to WWOOF your way around the world or embrace the brave new world of travel hacking.

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  • 10 Homestay Experiences

    There's no faster way to connect with a new culture than by inviting yourself into someone else's house, whether it's a chic apartment in London's Notting Hill or a thatched-roof hut in southern Belize.

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