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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

Yes, You CAN Afford SF, NYC, Orlando, Vegas, and Chicago!

You may leave your heart in San Francisco, but there's no need to leave junior's college fund: There's plenty of affordable family fun to be had in the City by the Bay—and a stylish Marina District hotel that starts at $120 per night. Show More Summary

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Canyonlands National Park, with its beautiful Mesa Arch, is just one of the stops along our five amazing American drives. (Dinhhang/Dreamstime) Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Show More Summary

Beautiful & Affordable European Cities You MUST See!

Birmingham, U.K., is a foodie paradise—a sixth-century city with decidedly contemporary cuisine and more Michelin-starred restaurants than any British city other than London! (Angie Smith) You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals,...Show More Summary

Top Labor Day Escapes That Are TOTALLY Worth the Money

This Labor Day weekend, pay a visit to one of New Jersey's many beachside waterparks, like Raging Waters at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, for a fun way to cool off in the hot summer sun. (Courtesy Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterparks) Looking for the ultimate long-weekend escape? Relax! Budget Travel has done all the homework. Show More Summary

Vacation Lessons from the Griswolds

The Vacation movie series, starring Chevy Chase, offers a series of what-not-to-do lessons for travelers! (AF archive / Alamy) We suspect you'll never come close to the blunders committed by Clark Griswold and his family in the Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. Show More Summary

10 Foolproof Tricks to Beat Flight Anxiety

Relaxation techniques—such as visualizing your destination—can ease the fear of flying. (Michaeljung/ You know that flight turbulence isn't the same thing as being chased by a lion. But how do you explain that to your adrenaline system? Simple—you employ time-tested strategies for keeping nerves in check. Show More Summary

6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See!

The unique jagged mountains of Cappadocia, Turkey, are just one of the extraordinary stops on our tour of "Wild Europe!" (Chip Ward) There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent...Show More Summary

10 Telltale Signs Your Hotel is a DISASTER

(Wikimedia Commons) Staying in a hotel is supposed to be a treat, not a waking nightmare of unanswered complaints and shabby surroundings. These 10 signs are early warnings that you may have checked into Hotel Hell. Notice one or more...Show More Summary

12 Best Places to See Fall Colors

Come see beautiful fall foliage on Kebler Pass near Crested Butte in Colorado. (Courtesy of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association) It's that time of year again. We're deep in the heart of leaf-peeping season and the leaves, they are a-changin'. Show More Summary

20 Best Budget Vacations for Fall

Leaf-peeping in the Berkshire Mountains, in western Massachusetts, is just one of the gorgeous autumn getaways you can afford this year! (Courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism) From New England leaf-peeping to big American...Show More Summary

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