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7 New Airline Routes Launching Soon

Flying to the Bahamas will be easier with new routes launching this winter (Courtesy pugaangie16/myBudgetTravel) Can't decide where to go for your next vacation? With lots of new routes launching, the decision might be easier than you thought. Show More Summary

It’s Not Too Early to Book Your Holiday Trip!

If you find yourself humming the classic Frank Loesser tune “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” this time of year (or watching the sublime music video by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon–Levitt), you may be onto something. If America’s...Show More Summary

Airline Tweaks Baggage Policy after Too Many Complaints

Aer Lingus wants to limit carry-ons (Courtesy Fly_4U/Flickr) Taking inspiration from fellow Irish airline Ryanair, the much-larger Aer Lingus rolled out a new carry-on restriction policy that limited passengers to one bag onboard (plus a small purse or or a "gents satchel"). Show More Summary

What's The Best Way To Phone Home While Traveling?

Even if you're tempted to splurge during a vacation, chances are it you won't want it to be on your phone service. But when merely deciphering your cell phone plan poses a challenge, figuring out how to penny–pinch on it can seem impossible. How...Show More Summary

Argentina's Evita is Celebrated in New York

Calling all Evita fans, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron, the political activist, second wife of Argentinian President Juan Peron, and the most celebrated woman in Argentina. In honor of her death, the Evita...Show More Summary

Get Ready for Free Museum Day!

Visit the Brooklyn Museum for free on Sept. 29th (Courtesy Howard N2GOT/Flickr) Museums all over the country will open their doors for free on Saturday, Sept. 29th, thanks to Smithsonian Magazine's eighth annual Museum Day Live! While...Show More Summary

Carnival Expands Anti-Chair-Hogging Policy

Deck chairs for all on Carnival ships (Courtesy zinaclinger/myBudgetTravel) Looks like Carnival's anti-chair-hogging policy has gone fleet-wide. We told you about the program last month, which was limited to the new Carnival Breeze. It was so successful (and scored so much goodwill with passengers) that the line expanded it to all of their ships. Show More Summary

To Charge or Not to Charge: The Hotel WiFi Debate

(Courtesy mrkathika/Flickr) Budget Travelers rejoice! Accor hotels, a major international chain, has just eliminated fees for WiFi at 500 of their hotels, The Telegraph reported last week. That's certainly refreshing news considering that some of the largest hotel chains in the U.S. Show More Summary

7 Great Culinary Bike Tours

Ride and dine with East Austin Bike Tour, one of many culinary bike tours around the country (Photograph by Buff Strickland. Bikes courtesy Fast Folks Cyclery. ) The French aren’t the only ones who can pair a meal with a pair of wheels. Show More Summary

Where to Do Free Yoga For National Yoga Month

Try yoga for free at one of these events in September (Courtesy Lululemon Athletica/Flickr) September is National Yoga Month, and what better way to celebrate than with free yoga events around the country? More than 1,600 yoga studios...Show More Summary

How Do You Stretch Your Summer?

There's still time to take that perfect vacation before fall (Courtesy BurnhamInk /myBudgetTravel) I’ve never accepted the notion that summer ends on Labor Day. Yeah, the kids are back in school and the highways and commuter trains are crowded with folks back from the shore. Show More Summary

Do you Book Last-Minute Travel?

What would entice you to book a last-minute vacation to, say, Paris? (Courtesy biglannie/myBudgetTravel) It will not surprise you at all to learn that we talk a lot about travel around here, and one of the things that comes up time and time again is last-minute trips. Obviously some vacations take more planning. Show More Summary

Good or Bad Idea: Wiring Donkeys for WiFi?

An historic biblical park in Israel is trying to make it easier for guests to share their experience via social media—by wiring the donkeys that they ride through the exhibit with WiFi. The park, called Kfar kedem (the name means "The...Show More Summary

Save Money on Airfares by Buying in Bulk

Purchase 10 one–way flights at a time with JetBlue Go Packs (Courtesy DieselDemon/Flickr) JetBlue recently released a new way for you to get a bargain on airfares: The Go Pack. The basic idea is brilliant—especially for business travelers...Show More Summary

Confessions of an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Driver

Never scratch the buns (Courtesy pixajen/Flickr) What’s it like to spend a year driving around the country in a 27-foot Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? We interviewed driver Reese Brammell to find out. Q: Can you tell me your name? RB: Reese Brammell, but in the hot-dogger game, we go by aliases. Show More Summary

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

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