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Blog Post Archive

Best-Kept Booking Secrets of Hotwire

Reykjavík, Iceland, for $72 a night? You bet! A Hotwire user landed that rate for Hótel Leifur Eiríksson, next to downtown shopping and Hallgrímskirkj church. (Courtesy hmgoldilocks/myBudgetTravel) The more you know! These sneaky...Show More Summary

10 Awesome Celebrity-Narrated Audio Tours

Steve Buscemi recorded the audio tour for mob-boss jailhouse Eastern State Penitentiary long before he was known as Knucky Thompson. (Courtesy Eastern State Penitentiary) Viewing a cool exhibit is exciting all by itself, but hearing your favorite actor describe it while you're there? Now that's an experience. Show More Summary

10 Most Romantic Islands in the World

(Jessica Sample) Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet. 1. ST. LUCIA To give you an idea of how verdant St. Lucia's tropical vegetation...Show More Summary

To Go or Not to Go: 2015

With travel restrictions starting to ease up, Cuba should be at the top of your travel bucket list in 2015. (Chrishowey/Dreamstime.com) We've got the inside scoop on how you can check places like Cuba and other hot spots off your bucket...Show More Summary

Honeymoon Paradise for Less (You MUST See the Perks!)

You are here...if you choose Sunset at the Palms in Negril, Jamaica, as your honeymoon spot. Treehouse bungalows. Two miles of white-sand beach. Martini bar with live pianist. Done. (Courtesy Sunset at the Palms) Say yes! These destinations...Show More Summary

10 Awesome & Affordable Spring Break Destinations!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of Budget Travel's best budget vacations for spring! (Courtesy Visit Myrtle Beach) The snow will melt! We promise! And Budget Travelers know that there's no time like spring to visit brag-worthy beaches...Show More Summary

10 Things Every Foodie MUST Know About Food Festivals

Food Festival Hack: If you absolutely can't bear the idea of skipping out on your high heels, wear them as an accessory. (Courtesy Amanda Pressner Kreuser) Attending a star-studded, multi-day culinary bonanza like the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is the stuff of foodie fantasies. Show More Summary

Europe's Dreamiest River Cruises

Does a cruise on the River Seine sound good right now? Enter to win an eight-day Avalon “Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches” cruise for two in a Panorama Suite, including all meals, port excursions, and airfare vouchers! (Sam74100/Dreamstime) The...Show More Summary

Spring Break Secrets of Mexico

(Darley Newman) For a great escape this spring, we take you off the beaten path in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and beyond, where stunning beaches, thriving mangrove ecosystems, and truly magical towns will enrich your body and soul. Puerto...Show More Summary

Eat Like a Local in the Azores

The Azores, nine Portuguese islands in the North Atlantic, deserve a spot atop every foodies bucket list! (Courtesy hcoffee/myBudgetTravel) You won't find fast food or chain restaurants in the nine Portuguese islands that make up the Azores. Show More Summary

The 6 Best Places in the World to Get an Affordable Luxury Hotel Room NOW

The lobby of the Vivanta by Taj President hotel in Mumbai, India: a lavish stop on your way up to the hotel's Wink bar for a signature vodka-and-lychee Winktini. (Courtesy Vivanta by Taj President/Hotels.com) Treat yourself! These foreign...Show More Summary

Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Luq1/Dreamstime.com) Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are out there to help. Show More Summary

Nomadic in Morocco: You CAN Afford the Trip of a Lifetime

A trek across the Sahara Desert is just one of the highlights of this amazing road trip in Morocco! (Michael Hanson) From stylish Marrakech across the Sahara and jaw-dropping Atlas Mountains, this is a road trip like no other. But we're...Show More Summary

8 Incredibly Beautiful Places to See Spring Flowers

It's Tulip Time in Keukenhof Gardens, outside Amsterdam, one of the most beautiful places to see spring flowers! (Courtesy randy09/myBudgetTravel) The sun is shining! The polar vortex is (we hope!) just a distant memory. It's time to...Show More Summary

'Mad Men' Travel Destinations

If only we looked this put together for every flight. (Courtesy Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC) As seen on TV! We've followed Don Draper for seven seasons as he's crisscrossed the globe, be it via Cadillac or TWA flight. As the final episodes...Show More Summary

Introducing our "new" blog!

We're very excited to announce that the Budget Travel blog is moving to a better platform and sporting a new and improved look! We’ll have all the same breaking news, inside info, and other travel treats that you've come to depend on us for—just in a different skin. Show More Summary

Hawaii Vacation Ideas: Tips For Visiting Oahu

A view of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach (Courtesy dbreininger/myBudgetTravel) Thinking of taking a trip to Hawaii? Having lived there for seven years as a youngster, I've rounded up some great tips for visiting Oahu, Hawaii's Gathering Place, whether it's your first trip or you're a veteran visitor. Show More Summary

The Fall’s Most Travel-Inspiring Television Shows

Old Israel meets new Haifa on Homeland. What TV shows make you want to travel the world? (Courtesy trvlmurofen/myBudgetTravel) Last Oscar season, we revealed our top picks for the most travel–inspiring films of the year. But why should the big screen have all the fun? This year, four television shows are inspiring a serious case of wanderlust. Show More Summary

Hilton Giving Away 25 Prizes in Honor of Anniversary

The Hilton Kauai Beach Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. (Courtesy Mr.Thomas/Flickr) Our friends over at Hilton are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their points program by giving away a prize a day for 25 days in the month of October. I'm...Show More Summary

Epcot Turns 30!

When I first visited Walt Disney World’s Epcot, I felt as if I’d been there before. A little background: One of my earliest memories is of trooping among the colorful pavilions of the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a toddler. Sure, my...Show More Summary

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