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10 Car-Free Fall Foliage Trips of the Northeast

Plan a visit to see the beautiful fall colors on Cadilac Mountain in Acadia National Park. (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel) From a castle on the waterfront to a yurt in the woods, here are some of the most spectacular places to experience...Show More Summary

10 Most EMBARRASSING Travel Questions

"Can I drink the water?" is a question some travelers are too embarrassed to ask—but we'll show you how to avoid tummy trouble—and 9 other vacation snafus!—anywhere you go. (Edwin Fotheringham) Don't be ashamed! Every embarrassing...Show More Summary

Shocking Celebrity Travel Incidents and How NOT to Make Their Mistakes

"Please fasten your seatbelts—there's a celebrity onboard!" (Nikolai Sorokin/Dreamstime) When it comes to making bad decisions in the air and around the world, celebrities are only human. But the difference between them and us is that, thanks to social media and the 24/7 news cycle, their travel blunders go BIG. Show More Summary

7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Snap photos of elephants in Serengeti National Park as you work your way to South Africa with a grand tour by Intrepid Travel. (Isselee / Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa...Show More Summary

11 Ways Social Media Can ROCK Your Travel World!

(Ajv123ajv/Dreamstime) Power to the people! Once social media shook up the travel world, there was no turning back—and that's a good thing! The right hashtags, check-ins, follows, and downloads can steer you toward the sights you'll love, introduce you to new travel buddies, and find discounts you'd never know about otherwise. 1. Show More Summary

Last-Minute Foliage Getaways for Under $150!

Unwind in an autumn paradise right in your backyard with these fall foliage getaways. (Courtesy biglannie/myBudgetTravel) There’s still time to witness fall’s vibrant foliage! Indulge your inner leaf peeper by reserving a room in...Show More Summary

Visit the Top 10 Haunted Houses in the U.S….If You Dare

The abandoned 11-acre Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to Terror Behind the Walls, a six-attraction interactive haunted house. (Courtesy Tom Bernard/Eastern State Penitentiary) Zombies! Evil janitors!...Show More Summary

Yes, These 10 Theaters Are Haunted!

The Paris Opera's Palais Garnier theater inspired the novel The Phantom of the Opera when a mysterious apartment (and, by some accounts, a male corpse) was discovered during renovations. (Cafebeanz Company / It's one thing to sit in the audience and enjoy a spooky play or movie. Show More Summary

10 Things To Add To Your Italy Travel Bucket List

(Courtesy The Buried Life) We've always been big fans of The Buried Life, first an MTV show, then a NY Times bestseller encouraging people to make their bucket list dreams come true. So when we heard #56 on their bucket list was to write...Show More Summary

Eat Like a Local in Florence

The sandwiches at Nerbone, at Florence's Central Market, have locals lining up—and you should too. But save room for gelato! (Courtesy thepinkpeppercorn/Flickr) These friendly, reliable, and supremely delicious restaurants will welcome you as if you were one of the locals who have been in the know for years. Show More Summary

Yes, You CAN Afford the South Pacific!

(Blagov58/Dreamstime) So you thought you had to put those Tahitian dreams on hold? Think again. Luxe locales like Fiji, the Cook Islands—and, yes, even Tahiti!—roll out the red carpet for folks like us. Read on for tips on planning,...Show More Summary

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Europe? Nope—check out that maple-leaf flag. It's Montreal, where you can practice speaking French, get your crepe on, and save a bundle while having the time of your life. It's one of our 26 awesome and affordable alternatives toShow More Summary

25 Things Every Budget Traveler MUST Know

Budget Travelers know that Venice, like other major European cities, is less crowded, more affordable—and still gorgeous!—in autumn. (Courtesy BethanieKay/myBudgetTravel) Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and...Show More Summary

Easy Southwestern Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

(Courtesy photochan/myBudgetTravel) Spice up your bar cart with chile powder from New Mexico's famous peppers—recipes included! Would you like some heat with that ice-cold drink? Chile peppers are as ingrained in New Mexico's food culture as fresh pasta is in Rome's. Show More Summary

Best-Kept Secrets of Priceline

Welcome to Miami! A traveler used Priceline to score a deal at Hotel Urbano (above) for $81 per night, according to the message boards. (Courtesy Hotel Urbano) Shhh... Here's what no one tells you about finding travel deals on Priceline. Show More Summary

11 Holiday Travel Tips You've Never Heard Before

Ah! If only holiday travel could always be as beautiful as Zurich International Airport's gorgeous decorations! (Roland ZH/WIkimedia Commons) What strategies do travel experts swear by when the airports and roads are at their busiest?...Show More Summary

How to Do the Riviera Maya on a Budget

Sick of the snow? These poolside chairs at the Krystal Grand Punta Cancún are waiting for you. (Ruben Hidalgo) From Cancún to spectacular Mayan ruins to Playa Del Carmen—and even swimming with (safe and gentle!) whale sharks—we...Show More Summary

Yes, You CAN Afford Italy's Amazing Amalfi Coast!

The winding roads and jaw-dropping vistas of Italy's Amalfi region are calling your name. (Cristitanasee/Dreamstime) You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over theShow More Summary

Best Restaurants for Budget Travelers in VENICE

Finding an affordable—and amazing!—authentic Venetian restaurant is easy with a little help from the author of the best-selling Eat Venice app. (Artjazz/Dreamstime) Sure, the city of canals is filled with fancy, creative, and unique restaurants. Show More Summary

Spend Christmas 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. (Toscana Resort Castelfalfi) Yes, you can afford to stay in one of these authentic castles...Show More Summary

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