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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

Awesome & Affordable Hotel Spas

Rubdown with a view in St. John, anyone? Massages are usually the best value at hotel spas, our industry experts say. (Courtesy SharonNaylor/myBudgetTravel) You won't believe where you can find the best deals on hotel spa treatments!...Show More Summary

Where to Go in 2015!

Portofino is one of the gorgeous stops that make Northern Italy our top pick for where to go in 2015! (Stevanzz/Dreamstime) Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015. From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery...Show More Summary

10 Ways the Strong Dollar Can Nab You a Dream Trip

Airfares to France and other top-of-your-list destinations are way down, as are hotel rates and other travel expenses, thanks to the strong U.S. dollar. But to lock in great rates you may have to act now. (Lonely Planet) This is the year you're going to take ALL your vacation days! The U.S. Show More Summary

Best-Kept Booking Secrets of Hotwire

Reykjavík, Iceland, for $72 a night? You bet! A Hotwire user landed that rate for Hótel Leifur Eiríksson, next to downtown shopping and Hallgrímskirkj church. (Courtesy hmgoldilocks/myBudgetTravel) The more you know! These sneaky...Show More Summary

10 Awesome Celebrity-Narrated Audio Tours

Steve Buscemi recorded the audio tour for mob-boss jailhouse Eastern State Penitentiary long before he was known as Knucky Thompson. (Courtesy Eastern State Penitentiary) Viewing a cool exhibit is exciting all by itself, but hearing your favorite actor describe it while you're there? Now that's an experience. Show More Summary

10 Most Romantic Islands in the World

(Jessica Sample) Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet. 1. ST. LUCIA To give you an idea of how verdant St. Lucia's tropical vegetation...Show More Summary

To Go or Not to Go: 2015

With travel restrictions starting to ease up, Cuba should be at the top of your travel bucket list in 2015. (Chrishowey/ We've got the inside scoop on how you can check places like Cuba and other hot spots off your bucket...Show More Summary

Honeymoon Paradise for Less (You MUST See the Perks!)

You are here...if you choose Sunset at the Palms in Negril, Jamaica, as your honeymoon spot. Treehouse bungalows. Two miles of white-sand beach. Martini bar with live pianist. Done. (Courtesy Sunset at the Palms) Say yes! These destinations...Show More Summary

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