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10 Flight Attendant Secrets I Wish I'd Known Before My Last Flight

Budget Travel has spoken to some chatty flight attendants—on condition of anonymity—to deliver the 411 on how to enjoy the comfiest, safest, and most ...more

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  • Upgrade Secrets from the Experts!

    C'mon. You know you want one. You've seen other folks ushered into first class, given the key to a hotel suite that's a lot bigger than the one they paid for, or peel out of the rental lot in a way hotter car than the one they can afford. What's their secret? Read on to learn how our top travel experts get upgraded.

  • 8 Mistakes That Will RUIN Your Weekend Getaway!

    Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic—and totally avoidable!—blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!" Here, eight things to know before you go.

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    How To Travel The World For Free

    You'll be amazed at these smart, effective ways to cut travel costs you thought were unavoidable—whether you're planning to WWOOF your way around the world or embrace the brave new world of travel hacking.

  • The Right—and Wrong—Way to Pay for Your Dream Trip

    We offer practical financial solutions to help you indulge your wanderlust.

  • 7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

    Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses.

  • 10 Biggest Travel Ripoffs

    Watch out for these worst-ever money pits that are never worth the extra cash!

  • Warning: You'll Never Get These 10 Items Through Customs!

    Love souvenirs? We do too! But you'll be surprised by some of the things that get confiscated at border control.

  • 10 Travel Apps That Save You Time and Money

    From trip planning to packing to getting around a foreign city—and even speaking the language—let these easy-to-use apps power your next vacation!

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    Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

    Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back advice on foolproof booking, smart sightseeing, and making the most of every minute.

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