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8 Indispensable Family Travel Websites (Plus 4 Amazing Apps to Download Now!)

Glimpsing bison with the whole family on a tour of Yellowstone? Priceless. (Lorcel G/Dreamstime) Ready for an unforgettable family vacation? Combining our know-how with intel from Rainer Jenss, president and founder of the Family Travel...Show More Summary

Why I (For Real!) Love Traveling With My Kids

(Nadezhda1906/Dreamstime) There should be a special award for mothers who travel with small children. Boarding planes, tears, the constant search for bathrooms, the ever-present possibility (or, rather, likelihood) of things lost, broken, spilled. Show More Summary

WEIRD Foreign Laws You'd Better Know!

Drop that bag of birdseed! In St. Mark’s square in Venice, it’s illegal to feed the pigeons. (Artushfoto/Dreamstime) Here's your cheat sheet to avoid embarrassment, fines, and even jail time when visiting other countries. From serious...Show More Summary

7 Eco-Travel Tips for Earth Day—and Every Day!

(Iadamson / Going green has never been easier—or more luxurious! Just in time for Earth Day, Budget Travel shares seven ways to help you have an environmentally friendly—and totally brag-worthy—vacation. Smart travelers,...Show More Summary

Cockpit Confidential: A Pilot Answers Your Most Urgent Questions

(Nikolai Sorokin/Dreamstime) Air travel is a hassle, a miracle, exhausting, and exhilarating. Here, airline pilot and author Patrick Smith demystifies the experience—from where to sit to what that racket is just after you land. You might say that Patrick Smith knows a thing or two about air travel. Show More Summary

7 Lies Every Traveler Tells

Making it rain is fun...but not so much when you get the bill. (Jonathan Carlson/TheiSpot) Who among us hasn’t told a white lie about how spectacular their vacation was—even when parts of it weren’t? Here are some common travel fibsShow More Summary

29 Reasons We Love Belgium

Set on the banks of the Meuse River,  Dinant, Belgium, is fairytale-like, backed by an imposing high cliff where the Citadel rests. (VanderWolf Images/Dreamstime) From classic Belgian waffles to fanciful delights like Mini-Europe amusement...Show More Summary

Hong Kong's Most Stylish Steal: A Custom Tuxedo

Each bespoke suit from Sam's Tailor in Hong Kong comes with a one-of-a-kind label with your name inside. Celebs from Kate Moss to Kevin Spacey frequent this unassuming shop for incredible deals on high-fashion custom suits. A BT writer...Show More Summary

Three-Day Weekend: Berlin

The Spree River surrounds five historic museums—and the iconic Berlin Cathedral. Visit them all in one day to save the most cash. (Jaromír Chalabala/Dreamstime) High style and hip design doesn't have to be expensive. You can experience...Show More Summary

California Love: My Unforgettable Honeymoon Road Trip

(Sarah Wilkins) Novelist Nora Zelevansky’s honeymoon was so swoon-worthy and budget-minded that you'll want to steal the idea. Here’s the storybook tale, in her own words. Despite what Pinterest would have us believe, weddings are stressful. Show More Summary

Hottest New Cruise Ideas

Paradise found. Richer, more meaningful shore excursions to less-trafficked ports are a big part of the cruise industry's new way of thinking. (Levranii/Dreamstime) Think small! Cruise lines are shrinking their boats and creating more...Show More Summary

The Best Way to Win Valentine's Day Is...

(Illustration by Juliette Borda) Sure, we love flowers and heart-shaped boxes as much as you do, but they can’t compare with these hot travel deals for your hot-and-heavy weekend getaway. Baby, it’s cold outside, and we’re fantasizing about going on “love leave” this February to the coziest, quietest corners of the world. Show More Summary

10 Smart & Easy Money-Saving Secrets

(Illustration by Harry Campbell) Psst! Saving for your next big vacation is easier than you think when you break it down into these start-today steps. At Budget Travel, we devote a lot of time to helping travelers get the most out of their financial resources. Show More Summary

Yes, You Can Take Your Pet on Vacation

Come si dice..."meatball"? It's a dog's life on the Amalfi Coast. (Flydragonfly/Dreamstime) What’s better than going on a dream getaway? Taking your best furry friend along for the ride. These expert tips will save you time and money,...Show More Summary

Three-Day Weekend: Barcelona

Barcelona's Park Güell offers panoramic views of the city. (Valeriya Potapova/Dreamstime) First-timers say visiting the Catalan city is like living in a dream, with its unique architecture, new flavors, and a rock-and-roll-all-nightShow More Summary

Ultimate Southwest Girlfriend Getaway

Downtown Santa Fe—a highlight of Budget Travel Senior Editor Jamie Beckman (left) and BT Photo Editor Whitney Tressel's  road trip. (Whitney Tressel) Road trip! Two Budget Travel editors motored through the mountains from CloudcroftShow More Summary

#BTReads: Our Favorite Travel Books

These stories have broadened our worldview and inspired us to visit far-flung places. Our picks will entertain you on a long flight…or curled up by a fire. A Room with a View (E.M. Forster) manages to be a romantic comedy, travelogue, and deeply moving rumination on art and mortality at the same time. Show More Summary

A Stroll Through Dickens's London

Charles Dickens's drawing room at the Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London, decorated for a Victorian-era Christmas. (Courtesy Charles Dickens Museum) Visitors to London can walk in the footsteps of one of the...Show More Summary

The Midwest's Coolest Road Trip

The view from the Duquesne Incline, overlooking the city of Pittsburgh. (Whitney Tressel) It's time to exit the turnpike and take a closer look at northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. With a rich sense of tradition and a talent for...Show More Summary

Spend the Holidays in a Castle

The Medici family once owned the medieval Tuscan village of Castelfalfi (above), but now plebians like us can take up residence on the estate. (Castello Castelfalfi) Yes, you can afford to stay in one of these authentic castles—someShow More Summary

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