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Travel Tip: The Most Expensive Cities Around the World Right Now

Before you take your next trip, it might help to know the world’s most expensive cities. Thanks to The Economist, the results are in. Are you traveling to Los Angeles?… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall

Usually at this time of the year, a number of airlines start fare sales to Europe with prices about 20 percent off the regular coach fares. But this fall is… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer

Historically, summer is not the season to find great travel bargains. Well, this year is unlike most others. The U.S. dollar was well on its way to supremacy over many… Read More…

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Pop Culture Travel

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In

Hostels have been seen as a lodging option only meant for college kids traveling on the cheap. They may not be five-star hotels, but hostels offer an alternative, sociable experience… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Hotel Rooms in Major Cities

First time travelers to big U.S. cities—such as New York or Chicago—always say they want a hotel “midtown” or “downtown.” They end up paying more than they should for that… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Create a Realistic Budget for a Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? There are hundreds to choose, with different locations and itineraries. If you’re like most cruise passengers, you’re also driven by rates and how much you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Creative Ways to Get Lower Airfare
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Creative Ways to Get Lower Airfare

There are still a number of fun, creative ways to find lower airfare, if you don’t mind where you’re going and you know where to look—and at what specific time…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online
Apps & Technology / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online

You may have heard the news: Amazon is getting into the travel business. It was only a matter of time, but how does it measure up to the competition? Online travel… Read More…

Airbnb Tips and Tricks for First-Timers
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations

Airbnb Tips and Tricks for First-Timers

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that it’s time to start planning that epic getaway you’ve been dreaming about since last summer ended. One way to save money on your… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Changing Their Minibars
Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Changing Their Minibars

You’ve probably never picked your hotel based on its minibar. But there are some that you might want to pay attention to the next time you check in. Both the… Read More…

Free Things to Do on Your Birthday Around the World
Budget Travel / Destinations / Specialized Travel

Free Things to Do on Your Birthday Around the World

Looking for a unique and inexpensive way to spend your birthday? Contrary to popular belief, birthday freebies aren’t limited to cups of coffee from Starbucks and stacks of pancakes from IHOP. We’ve… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Deals With Last-Minute Travel Apps
Apps & Technology / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting Deals With Last-Minute Travel Apps

You may not consider yourself a spontaneous person, especially when it comes to travel. But with the rise of last-minute travel apps, you may just be convinced otherwise. You’ve heard… Read More…

What Your Dollar Buys on Travel Booking Sites
Budget Travel / Family/Kids Travel

What Your Dollar Buys on Travel Booking Sites

When it comes to booking online, there are almost too many options. If you have the patience, you can sift through results and try to find the best deal. To… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer
Budget Travel / Summer / Theme Parks / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer

It’s theme park season and that can mean spending big money. But there are some ways to save on theme parks this summer. Disney has raised its ticket prices, and… Read More…