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10 Things You MUST Know Before You Book a Vacation Rental

(Courtesy Sylviespa/myBudgetTravel) 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. Show More Summary

WORST Restaurant Meals in America

Piles of meat and platefuls of fries are just two of the culprits when it comes to the unhealthiest restaurant meals in America. (Courtesy Megtff/myBudgetTravel) You will not BELIEVE the unhealthy dishes that "won" this year's Xtreme Eating awards. Show More Summary

"Get AWAY to Get Closer" Video Contest Rules

1. Contest Description. This contest is sponsored by Budget Travel LLC, the publisher ofBudget Traveland, 401 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016 ("Sponsor"). The contest begins on JUNE 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Show More Summary

Epic Road Trip: Southern Utah & Northern Arizona

Stop by Horseshoe Bend just south of Page on Highway 89 (free). Don't be intimidated by the three-quarters-of-a-mile hike through desert sands to reach the scenic overlook point. (Author's note: If I can do it, you can do it, and that...Show More Summary

5 BIG Ways Google Can Help You Travel Smarter

Sun and sand, here we come! Google Flights showed Fort Lauderdale as one of the least expensive destinations in Florida, at less than $200 for a round-trip flight. (Courtesy Maju_Rezende/Flickr) You use Google for everything else in your life. Show More Summary

Top Family Travel Spots on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Ocean City, Maryland, offers peerless caramel apples, not to mention an awesome boardwalk and beach! (Chip Ward) Sure, Maryland is home to some of America's most beautiful beaches, but on a road trip across the Eastern Shore you'll also...Show More Summary

World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

(Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham) You used the fork in front of you and suddenly everyone is staring… why? Table manners are as unique to a culture as the food before you—though not always as easy to navigate. Here, 15 etiquette rules...Show More Summary

Delta Taps Zac Posen to Design Uniforms—Here's What They USED to Look Like!

The 1970–1973 Delta flight attendant uniform, from head scarf to platform loafer. (Delta Air Lines) Runway to jetway! Posen's designs will bring "modern American glamour" to the skies, the airline says. We've got all the details ANDShow More Summary

13 Restaurant "Dirty Secrets" You MUST Know!

Sure, buffet-style service can be immaculate and delicious, like this Venic antipasto spread. But restaurants' dirtiest secrets may shock you. (Lonely Planet) Every restaurant has its own, um, special way of doing things. Unfortunately, some of the most common practices, even in average-to-good kitchens, can be shocking. Show More Summary

4 Classic Cocktail Recipes from Fancy Hotels

Using fresh ingredients elevates homemade cocktails to pro status. (Whitney Tressel) These playful takes on the old fashioned will have you reaching for your kitchen's cocktail shaker. Old-school cocktails are in vogue now, thanks to...Show More Summary

12 Great Memorial Day Getaways

(Courtesy vicnaire/myBudgetTravel) From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your jazz festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go. Thinking about taking a break for Memorial Day? Now is the time to start planning. Show More Summary

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Tequila!

Budget Travel Contributing Editor Darley Newman learns how tequila is made, and brings back travel and tasting tips! (Darley Newman) Just in time for Cinco de Mayo: Learning about tequila in the namesake town and region will give you...Show More Summary

Stargazing in India

A camel trek through the remote Thar Desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. (Michael Mohr) It's easy to get overwhelmed in India—the people, the colors, the food! But starry skies and utter solitude are just a camel ride away. Here's...Show More Summary

10 of the Coolest (and Weirdest!) New Travel Apps for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch starts at $349, but we're gunning for Karl Lagerfeld's priceless solid-gold version. (Apple) It's launch day for the Apple Watch! Check out our favorite apps—from incredibly useful to lovably odd—from the latest batch of trendy downloads. The Apple Watch is nothing if not global. Show More Summary

Where to Find the World's Best Pizza

(Lonely Planet) We asked—you answered. From pizza's birthplace in Italy to the streets of Chicago to far-flung locales in Africa and Asia, treat yourself to a little slice of heaven! Midwest "Pizzeria Uno on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Show More Summary

38 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time

(Courtesy Jennifer O'Brien) Whether you're in between trips or deep in the throws of armchair travel, these must-share quotes from eloquent travelers like Tina Fey, Anthony Bourdain, and the Dalai Lama are guaranteed to fan the flames of your insatiable wanderlust.

Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

The Norwegian Getaway is one of a new generation of mega-ships that are transforming cruising—and sparking price wars that can work in your favor! (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Lines) Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the...Show More Summary

Amazing Experiences Every Traveler MUST Try!

A cruise down one of Europe's historic rivers should be on your list of trips to try (at least) once. (Pics1/Dreamstime) Looking for something besides yet another trip to the beach for your next vacation? From cooking lessons in theShow More Summary

Best-Kept Secrets of NYC from the City's Savviest Celebs and Insiders

Simply show up at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue at the right time, and you'll get a free, 90-minute, east-to-west official tour of Central Park's highlights, including The Lake (pictured). (Courtesy alexgbaguio/myBudgetTravel) The Big...Show More Summary

Ultimate California Road Trip

Take a drive through California's Big Sur along scenic Highway 1. (Greg Mcafee/ From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again. My first visit to Big Sur, um, changed my life. Show More Summary

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