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Hilton Giving Away 25 Prizes in Honor of Anniversary

The Hilton Kauai Beach Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. (Courtesy Mr.Thomas/Flickr) Our friends over at Hilton are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their points program by giving away a prize a day for 25 days in the month of October. I'm...Show More Summary

Epcot Turns 30!

When I first visited Walt Disney World’s Epcot, I felt as if I’d been there before. A little background: One of my earliest memories is of trooping among the colorful pavilions of the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a toddler. Sure, my...Show More Summary

3 Great Apps for Cruisers

Use these apps to get the most out of your cruise (Courtesy whimsyj/myBT) Even the most experienced cruises would benefit from downloading these three apps that give you the inside scoop on boats and PortPal Make the most of your shore excursion with weather updates, ship itineraries, and guides to over 800 ports. Show More Summary

Local Rental Car Companies vs. The Big Guys

Advantage is one of the many local car rental agencies that can save you money (Courtesy Atomic Taco/Flickr) Their names—Advantage, ACE, E-Z, Fox, Payless, Triangle—don't exactly ring a bell. In fact, you might not realize they're in the rental car business. Show More Summary

Nominate Your Town for America's Coolest Small Towns 2013!

The race for America's Coolest Small Towns 2013 is on! For the seventh year, we're setting out to find the best small–town communities around the country. We're still reeling from the excitement of last year's contest, which resulted...Show More Summary

Why You Should Expect More Delays On American Airlines

You can expect more flight delays on American Airlines next month (Courtesy Sam Beebe, Ecotrust/Flickr) It seems like every day there's another negative airline story. The latest: American Airlines employees and the corporate officeShow More Summary

Eccentric Eateries Around the World

In 2010, BT compiled a list of the eight wildest and wackiest restaurants around the globe—from a Taiwanese eatery that swaps chairs for toilets to a NYC spot where ninjas descend on diners spontaneously through the evening. We had a...Show More Summary

A New Kind of Culinary Treasure in Toronto

Boneless back rib burgers with smoky tomato jam and maple mustard BBQ at Bannock. (Photograph by Renee Suen) Toronto's new breed of chef is sticking close to home, calling on centuries of Canadian culinary tradition. Take a cross-country...Show More Summary

Do Airline Travelers Need More Consumer Protection?

How do you deal with fewer flights, higher fares, and increasing fees? (Courtesy caribb/Flickr) On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a report, Aviation Industry Performance: A Review of the Aviation Industry, 2008-2011,...Show More Summary

Where Travelers Pay the Highest Taxes

Travelers to Chicago pay the highest amount of taxes per day (Courtesy jenmoretti/myBudgetTravel) When you are setting your vacation budget, it's easy to overlook taxes as you calculate airfare and hotel rates and even reasonably priced restaurants. Show More Summary

Another Hotel Chain Adds Trip Advisor Ratings

Best Western hotel listings now feature the Trip Advisor rating Everyone has their feelings on Trip Advisor—some take the reviews as bible, others take them with a shaker full of salt. But whatever your feeling, more and more hotel companies...Show More Summary

Delta Adds Recharging Stations to More Airports

Delta is adding new recharging stations to 13 airports (Courtesy Delta Airlines) As more and more carryon space it taken up by tablets, laptops, and smartphones, finding an available outlet at the gate before your flight can be a challenge. Show More Summary

In Defense of Tacky Tourist Photos

There are two types of people in the world: those who can walk by a life–like statue of a pirate without taking a goofy picture with it, and those you can't. I decidedly fall in the latter category, whether it's a six–foot tall statue...Show More Summary

Save Money on Off-Broadway Shows Now Thru Sept. 30th

Score two-for-one tickets to a Blue Man Group Show with Off-Broadway Week (Courtesy pixajen/Flickr) You can save big on buzz-worthy off-Broadway shows thanks to two-for-one ticket deals on select shows now thru Sept. 30th. Show options...Show More Summary

Magic Kingdom to Serve Alcohol for the First Time

You'll soon be able to enjoy a tipple at the Magic Kingdom (Courtesy GL Salava/myBudgetTravel) The alcohol ban at the Magic Kingdom ends in mid-November. No, you won't be able to get a souvenir plastic cup full of Bud to make waiting in long lines more palatable. Show More Summary

Big Chains vs. Mom & Pop Hotels: Which Do You Prefer?

If you asked me on any given day whether I prefer to stay at a chain hotel or a mom & pop hotel or bed–and–breakfast, I’d probably answer that of course I’d rather support an independent business, especially a hotel that has lots ofShow More Summary

7 Tips for Facing Bad Fall Weather

It’s time to face a sad but true fact: Summer’s over! Hurricane season is in full swing, temperatures are dropping, and we’re desperate for some great bad weather tips. So where better to look than our most trusted tip advisers: ourShow More Summary

Hotel Prices Are on the Rise

(Courtesy Images_of_money/Flickr) Ok, first the bad news—hotel prices are on the rise. According to the Hotel Price Index by, hotel prices rose globally by 4% this year. That's a pretty big deal considering that it's the first time rates have increased since 2007. Show More Summary

Double Your Points with Southwest and AirTran

Earn double points with Southwest and AirTran this fall (Courtesy Southwest Airlines) Whenever airlines merge, the first thing travelers wonder is what's going to happen to their miles. As Southwest and AirTran chug along with theirShow More Summary

6 Snacks That Are Perfect for Air Travel

Nuts and dried fruit make great plane snacks (Courtesy @bastique/Flickr) A few weeks ago, I asked you what your favorite plane snacks were and 24 of you responded with some smart suggestions than ran the gambit from the type of snacks that are best in transit to savvy tips for keeping those edibles fresh. Show More Summary

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