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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 ...more

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  • 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!

  • 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.)

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.

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  • All-Time Worst Travel Scenarios (And How to Get Out of Them!)

    Of course we hope an NYC cabbie never drives off with your valuables! But if he does, or if you crash your rental car, end up in a foreign jail, or… well, you get the picture: We can help!

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  • 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.

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