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Introducing Our New Road Trip App!

A road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. (Courtesy digitizedchaos/Flickr) Once an issue, we send a scout out on a road trip, but not just any road trip—a drive that reveals a place in a way you've never thought about before, whether...Show More Summary

Is It Time To Rebook That London Hotel?

London, as seen from the Tower of London (Courtesy lavenderdays/myBudgetTravel) If you've planned a trip to London for the Summer Games, you may want to consider starting a new hotel search. The Telegraph is reporting that room rates...Show More Summary

How to Choose the Perfect Cruise

Carnival Breeze in Europe (Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines) When it comes to cruising, Aunt Mavis has been bragging about how many Caribbean cruises she's taken and what great deals she gets. Charlie down the street just got back from cruising in Alaska and says it was his best family vacation ever. Show More Summary

Are You Ready for the Olympics Cash Crunch?

Olympic Park, London, one of the locations where ATMs may run out of cash (Courtesy Getty Images) As more than one million visitors descend upon greater London for the Summer Olympics, you might guess that certain commodities could be difficult to come by: hotel rooms, taxis, dinner reservations. Show More Summary

10 Airports You Might Actually Want to Be Stranded In

Sarah McLachlan gives a free performance at JFK's Terminal 5 (Courtesy Anthony Quintano/Flickr) For most travelers, there are only two goals when it comes to the airport: get in, and—in as little time as possible—get out. But after a...Show More Summary

Study: Airlines Are Ripping Off Passengers with Inflated Fuel Surcharges

There should be an investigation. Airlines are covertly padding their revenues with fuel surcharges, according to a new study. Since April 2011, US airlines have hiked fuel surcharges by 53 percent on average, says a study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the corporate travel management firm. Show More Summary

Four Towns That Have Their Own Currency

The currency in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia is decorated with maritime scenes (Courtesy CKGolfSolutions/Flickr) Credit and debit cards may win over travelers for their universal use, but there’s something to be said about the complete opposite—currency so unique that it’s only used in one town. Show More Summary

Free Digital Photography Workshops Offered In National Parks This Summer

Build your digital photography skills with a free workshop at Yellowstone National Park (Courtesy leserks/myBudgetTravel) Looking to hone your digital photography skills and enhance your travel photo collection? Try one of Canon's free workshops offered in several U.S. Show More Summary

Top Picks from BT's Coolest Small Towns Road Trip

To celebrate the two towns that tied for first place in Budget Travel's annual Coolest Small Towns contest, Will McGough (the editor of Wake and Wander) took the Coolest Road Trip from Beaufort, N.C., to Hammondsport, N.Y. Here are his...Show More Summary

America's Cheapest Airports

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport holds the record for cheapest flights (Courtesy basykes/Flickr) Looking to save on your next getaway? A new report released by ranks the average price of flights to the 101 most popular airports...Show More Summary

Should Celebrities Be Able to See Museums Privately?

Madonna recently caused a stir—surprise, surprise—when she paid Florence's Uffizi Gallery a private visit after hours with her boyfriend, her son, and a 15-person entourage. Uffizi Gallery (Courtesy evanblaser/Flickr) After closing hours,...Show More Summary

5 Amazing New Water Park Rides

Looking for a fun way to cool off? These five new water rides at parks and piers across the country deliver exactly the type of thrills and chills these dog days call for. The new Fishpipe ride at the Grand Wailea in Maui (Courtesy Grand...Show More Summary

10 Reader Tips For A Stress-Free Beach Vacation

A stress-free beach vacation? Try these tips from our readers (Courtesy ydmarkin/myBudgetTravel) How do you get all that sand off your feet? Fix a broken bikini? Or stay cool during a hot day in the sun? Here are our top ten tips from readers: •Take a container of baby powder along the next time you go to the beach. Show More Summary

Six Hotel Chains Now Allow Reward Point Gifts to Wounded Veterans

A suite at the Holiday Inn (Courtesy princessAngela/myBudgetTravel) Today a new program launched that allows Americans to donate hotel rewards points to wounded U.S. veterans and their families. Six hotel chains are said to be participating...Show More Summary

What Was Your Most Embarrassing Travel Moment?

We recently asked our readers on our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us about their most embarrassing travel moments, and the stories we got were hysterical! While some of them were a bit out of our comfort zone—one reader returned...Show More Summary

Are Premium Economy Seats Worth the Splurge?

A few major airlines have recently expanded their "premium economy" class on international flights. More and more travelers face a tough decision: Would you pay a few hundred dollars more for somewhat comfier seats? Not all premium class...Show More Summary

BT Readers Share Their Unforgettable Vacations

Where did you take your first vacation? (Courtesy caitlinbwdn/myBudgetTravel) You never forget your first real vacation. We asked our readers and fans on our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us about their most memorable vacations—and they delivered. Show More Summary

UNESCO Adds 8 New Spots to the World Heritage List

The Catalhoyuk excavation site in Turkey (Courtesy Turkey Tourism Board) It's a feather in any location's cap to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so congratulations are in order to the eight new sites added for 2012. "New" might not be the best adjective, actually. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Brooklyn is Hot Right Now

Kids enjoying one of the water parks in Brooklyn Bridge Park (Courtesy @mikepick/Flickr) Brooklynites know what the rest of the world is just discovering—that Brooklyn is a great place to visit. According to NYC & Company, the official...Show More Summary

Surprisingly Swanky Fast Food Joints Around the World

The "world's nicest Taco Bell" in America, in Pacifica, California (Courtesy adamisserlis/Flickr) When it comes to the typical fast food joint, terms like "atmosphere" and "ambience" are less important than ones like "super size." But...Show More Summary

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