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20 Best Budget Vacations for Fall

From New England leaf-peeping to big American cities you CAN afford, plus amazing national parks, European capitals, and Caribbean dreams, we've ...more

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  • Fall Foliage on Kebler Pass near Crested Butte in Colorado.

    12 Best Places to See Fall Colors

    It's that time of year again. We're deep in the heart of leaf-peeping season and the leaves, they are a-changin'. Whether you're a fall foliage fanatic or just in the mood for a scenic drive—or train ride—through the fabulous fall scenery, you won't want to miss these great seasonal spots.

  • 10 Telltale Signs Your Hotel is a DISASTER!

    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 of the problems here? You might want to spend your money elsewhere—and we'll show you how to make a drama-free escape should you need to.

  • 10 Foolproof Tricks to Beat Flight Anxiety

    Nothing ruins a vacation like a panic attack. Use these expert strategies to keep your nerves in check when you fly.

  • Vacation Lessons from the Griswolds!

    We suspect you'll never come close to the blunders committed by Clark Griswold and his family in the Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. Here, some real-life lessons the Griswolds learned the hard way—so you don't have to!

  • Miami Beach

    Top Labor Day Escapes That Are TOTALLY Worth the Money

    Looking for the ultimate long-weekend escape? Relax! Budget Travel has done all the homework. Whether you're craving one more trip to the beach or are searching for the perfect end-of-summer festival, getting away has never been quicker, easier—or more affordable.

  • Beautiful & Affordable European Cities You MUST See!

    You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals, and enjoy food, wine, fashion, and culture that's second to none in these intimate European metropolises.

  • 5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

    Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

  • Yes, You CAN Afford SF, NYC, Orlando, Vegas, and Chicago!

    Think a big city vacation is off limits on a family budget? Think again. We gave ourselves a challenge: A world-class family vacation in one of America’s most popular cities for less than $125/night. Here, how to get “luxe for less” in San Francisco, New York City, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Chicago!

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  • Airlines' Dirtiest Secrets!

    We know the questions that pop into your head when you fly: Is the cabin air full of germs? Is the water safe to drink? How are pets treated in the hold? There's a LOT of misinformation out there, and we're cutting through the clutter to deliver the good, the bad—and the downright gross.

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  • Amazing Experiences Every Traveler MUST Try!

    From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone's list.

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  • Worst Travel NIGHTMARES! (And How to Make Them Go Away)

    For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you're walking the halls of your old high school with no clothes on. Missed connection? Lost reservation? Credit card crying "Uncle!" halfway through your trip? Wake up to these common-sense fixes.

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  • 6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See!

    There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and secluded beaches to gallop—including some of the world's premiere parks and wildlife habitats.

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