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Archived Since:May 28, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Is Carnival's New Fee Actually Worth Paying?

Carnival's newest fee gets you on board early (Courtesy whimsyj/myBT) A couple weeks ago we told you about Carnival's new policy to stop passengers from hogging deck chairs. You universally cheered the move in the comments. The cruise...Show More Summary

6 Under-the-Radar Hollywood Hot Spots

The iconic Hollywood sign (Courtesy Mr. Littlehand/Flickr) We know: Resisting Tinseltown’s glitzy icons is futile. But once you’ve checked the must–sees off your list, what next? Try adding these six stops to the tourist circuit. Cat & Fiddle This British pub is located in a 1929 building that once housed part of the Casablanca set. Show More Summary

Anthony Bourdain's Last Season of 'No Reservations' Airs Labor Day

It's the end of an era—well, almost. Anthony Bourdain's hit travel show, No Reservations, will begin its last season on The Travel Channel at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 3rd, with an episode featuring Austin, Texas. The final seasonShow More Summary

Where Are You Going for Labor Day Weekend?

85 percent of Labor Day travelers will drive this year (Courtesy prayitno/Flickr) It seems that a slow economy and high gas prices aren't deterring Americans from taking advantage of the last official long weekend of summer. According...Show More Summary

A Futuristic New Way to Zoom Through Airport Security

Security lines could be shorter with the help of new iris–scanning technology (Courtesy MJ/TR/Flickr) What if airport check–in were as simple as arriving at your terminal, placing your baggage on a conveyor belt, and strolling through...Show More Summary

New Airport Plans Make Machu Picchu More Accessible—Where Would You Add A New Airport?

The legendary Incan city of Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most treasured destinations. And the act of just getting there has always been half the fun (or maybe half the headache) of any Peruvian trip. You would normally fly into...Show More Summary

What Makes a Good Airline Snack?

Unless you're traveling internationally, most airlines will charge you for food—and the options won't necessarily be all that appealing. Not that long ago I was flying from New York to San Diego and was shocked to discover that no meal was offered on such a long flight. Show More Summary

Fear of Flying? This Airline Has You Covered

British Airways wants you to relax (Courtesy Eric Kilby/Flickr) Are you part of the 25% of people that have some fear of flying? Then book your next flight on British Airways. On September 1, the airline is launching an in–flight video...Show More Summary

How To House-Sit Your Way Around The World

House–sitting, a whole new way to see more of the world for less (Courtesy Jeda Villa Bali/Flickr) You’ve heard about pet–sitting, but what about house–sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple...Show More Summary

4 Fall Airfare Sales To Book Now

Take a trip to Europe this fall with one of these four air sales (Courtesy daspaddy/Flickr) Thinking of planning a trip across the pond this fall? Here are four airfare sales that will make your wallet feel better. Advertised pricesShow More Summary

Hotel Fees Set to Reach Record High in 2012

Are travelers ready to face rising hotel fees? (Courtesy Grand Velas Riviera Maya/Flickr) By now, travelers are well–acquainted with rising airline fees (US airlines raked in $815 from bag fees in the first quarter of 2012 alone). But are we ready for rising hotel fees, too? That's also becoming a reality, according to a recent survey from Dr. Show More Summary

Amtrak Makes a Comeback

When was the last time you were on a train? (Courtesy amtrak_russ/Flickr) I love train travel. Maybe it’s just in my blood—one of my great–grandfathers worked for the Erie–Lackawanna Railroad in the early 20th century. Maybe it’s because I ride a train up and down the eastern shore of the Hudson River every working day. Show More Summary

Proposed $7 Billion Redesign for Washington's Union Station: Crazy or Inspired?

The proposed redevelopment of the back of Union Station in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Amtrak) One of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic sites that travelers like to photograph is Union Station. Rebuilt in 1988, the Beaux Arts-building has...Show More Summary

3 New Services Make It Easier to Travel With Pets—or Leave Them Home

(Courtesy Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr) According to a recent survey by the American Automobile Association and Best Western International, 51% of Americans choose to take their pets on vacation with them whenever they can. Whether you fall...Show More Summary

What's The Worst Travel Advice You've Ever Received?

We recently asked our readers on our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us about the worst piece of travel advice they've ever received—and the responses were overwhelming! Most ranged from misguided generalizations (never eat street food, you'll get sick!) to questionable sightseeing tips (can you really go to Paris and NOT see the Eiffel Tower?). Show More Summary

The next wave in cruise ships

SeaWalk, a first of its kind, glass-bottomed walkway on a cruise ship (Courtesy Princess Cruise Lines) What will be new in cruise ships for 2013? Here's a sneak preview of Norwegian Breakaway and Royal Princess, plus an update on little...Show More Summary

Best Tips for Saving Money on Gas

Don't let gas prices keep you from hitting the road (Courtesy usadifranci/Flickr) Packing the car for a road trip might seem like a silly idea, especially with gas prices averaging $3.69 per gallon (up 14 cents in the last two weeks). Show More Summary

Help Me Plan A Family Reunion At Sea!

Do you have any advice on planning family reunions at sea? (Courtesy walterpowers/myBudgetTravel) Growing up, I was the resident contrarian at my house, and nothing brought out this tendency more than family vacations. My parents took...Show More Summary

IKEA Will Build 100 Budget Hotels in Europe

IKEA's summer pop-up lounge at Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport (Courtesy IKEA) Everyone's favorite affordable furniture store, IKEA, will build a budget hotel chain across Europe. The first one will be in Germany, in 2014. Surprisingly,...Show More Summary

Italy's Cinque Terre Bounces Back Almost One Year After Floods

Vernazza, one of the five towns that make up Italy's Cinque Terre (Courtesy biglannie/myBudgetTravel) On October 25, 2011, a rogue rainstorm struck Italy's Cinque Terre area, causing floods and mudslides that nearly destroyed the scenic...Show More Summary

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