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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

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

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