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10 Most Sacred Spots on Earth

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  • 10 Most Family-Friendly Cities in Europe

    From peerless parks to hands-on-museums and refreshingly affordable food, these major European cities all say "welcome!" to families with children.

  • 20 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

    Let freedom ring! Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you’ll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth? Who’s ready to binge on cherry blossoms, food, art, dinosaurs, astronauts—and a 45-carat diamond? Here’s how!

  • Where to Stay in Istanbul

    Istanbul—the only city in the world that straddles two continents—just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you’re thinking of going, we’ve got some stylish steals for you.

  • Don't Tell! These Restaurants Are Where Locals Eat In Florence

    These friendly, reliable, and supremely delicious restaurants will welcome you as if you were one of the locals who have been in the know for years. Here, the first in our Eat Your Way Across Italy series.

  • 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 delicious flight, not to mention getting extra help when you really need it. (Hint: The “call button” is not your friend.)

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  • Top 10 Indoor Water Parks in the U.S.

    The winter forecast may look dreary, but at these 10 indoor water parks, temperatures remain comfortably around 84 degrees.

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  • 10 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

    Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns like Vegas and NOLA, we've got stylish steals that'll make your spring vacation the best ever.

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