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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

Have You Ever Gone On A Regional Food Quest?

How far would you drive for a great lobster roll? (Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel) Last weekend, I drove up to Maine with a car full of friends. Sure, we wanted to see rocky beaches and pristine forests and boat–filled harbors, but let’s face facts: we were really in it for the seafood. Show More Summary

London After the Olympics: New Attractions and Affordable Hotels

The London skyline, as seen from the Orbit tower in the Olympic Park (Courtesy Sean O'Neill) Hotel prices in London for late August and September—a time of usually gorgeous weather—are as much as 60 percent off the norm. Here are tips...Show More Summary

Airports with the Best (and Worst) On-Time Performance

Flights into Newark were least likely to be on time (Courtesy sergejf/Flickr) To the surprise of no one who lives in the tri-state area, Newark Liberty International Airport had the worst on-time percentage of 29 top airports for the first half of 2012, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics. Show More Summary

Why Cruising With the Kids Just Got More Expensive

It now costs more to cruise with infants on Norwegian Cruise Lines (Courtesy 2bcyclin/myBudgetTravel) Traveling with children under the age of two isn't always easy from a logistics standpoint, but it is economical. Airlines let them...Show More Summary

Cancelon Lets Travelers Resell Hotel Reservations They Can't Cancel

(Courtesy Cancelon) In the old days, some travelers would simply cancel their hotel reservations if their plans changed. But online travel agencies now only give their best prices with strings attached. If you don't show up, you're still...Show More Summary

An Airline Gets Sued for Misleading Fees

Tired of handing your money over for extra airline fees? (Courtesy 401(K) 2012/Flickr) Have you ever felt like airlines were just tacking on extra fees without rhyme or reason? In the case of at least of one airline, you might be right. According...Show More Summary

Will Baggage Claim Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Would you pay extra to avoid the dreaded baggage claim? (Courtesy tmaull/Flickr) With American Airlines' newest venture, you can opt out of one airport annoyance: seemingly endless waits at baggage claim. AA's new Baggage Delivery Service,...Show More Summary

Shanghai May Have World's Scariest Hotel Pool

Swimming above traffic at the hotel pool (Courtesy Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao, part of IHG Group Hotels.) A new glass-bottomed swimming pool hovers 320-feet above Shanghai's traffic. It's a pool in the year-old, 390-room Holiday...Show More Summary

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