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Courtesy megstanton/myBudgetTravel “I was magnificently fortunate enough to get a window seat on our flight from Chicago to Málaga—and to be conscious when we were directly above the beautiful country as the sun came up.” So often these days, travelers feel captive to the whims of the airlines. Flight prices, what’s included with your ticket,
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Trying to plan a family vacation in a Trying to plan a family vacation in a national park can feel overwhelming. With 62 official parks in the US and counting, there are simply too many options to go down the list, one-by-one, and tick off the best options for kids. To help narrow it down,
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David Tran/Dreamstime TSA PreCheck is one of the best ways to turn airport security into a quicker, more pleasant experience. New Yorkers hoping to apply for Trusted Traveller programs are going to have to wait, as the federal government has temporarily barred all New York citizens from applying. The Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security
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How some cities are remaking yesterday’s great spaces for the future. For many Americans, repurposing marvelous old buildings is always better than tearing them down. And while the term “urban renewal” comes with a little baggage, it’s hard to argue with its particular way of salvaging and adapting neglected older spaces for our modern world.
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People who’ve never really considered a visit to “Flyover Country” usually find themselves pleasantly surprised — and sometimes even downright shocked — by just how much there is to see, do and experience in the great American Midwest, often for free. Defined by wide-open swathes of farmland, friendly small towns and attractive urban cities (not
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From the hustle-bustle of big cities with vibrant food and culture to serene moments in some of America’s most eye-popping parks, a scenic drive from the Pacific coast to Idaho makes for an epic vacation. Two major vacation-planning questions pop up again and again: City or country? Ocean or mountains? But there are places where
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Loaded with history, nature and family-friendly entertainment, New England is prime road-tripping country. Here’s an itinerary of our favorite stops The United States start in these six rugged states. And when British explorer Captain John Smith explored New England’s shores in the early 1600s, he grasped the charm and resilience of his surroundings – and
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​From the fun of Sin City to the jaw-dropping beauty of the national parks, this scenic route packs amazing sights and tastes into a manageable itinerary. From the fun of Sin City to the jaw-dropping beauty of the national parks, this scenic route packs amazing sights and tastes into a manageable itinerary. If you’re looking
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From Alabama’s rock-and-soul capital to Wyoming’s stunning parkland, from the oldest city in the US to the jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches of the States’ northern “third coast,” we’ve gathered budget destinations in each state, plus Puerto Rico. Our mission is simple: track down outstanding destinations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico where lodging averages well
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From Alabama’s rock-and-soul capital to Wyoming’s stunning parkland, from the oldest city in the US to the jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches of the States’ northern “third coast,” we’ve gathered budget destinations in each state, plus Puerto Rico. Our mission is simple: track down outstanding destinations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico where lodging averages well
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Long associated with sugary cocktails or just splashed into a Coke, rum is making its craft comeback at a few fine distillers around the US and the Caribbean. Quick: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions rum? Chances are you think about sticky-sweet, umbrella-garnished beach drinks, fraternity parties, or Coke. But
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We asked Budget Travel readers on Facebook to tell us what places are on their 2020 bucket list. Here are some of the top responses. ©Witold Skrypczak/Alamy Stock Photo Big Bend National Parkin Texas provides some of the best stargazing sites in North America ©John Woodworth/Getty Images Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming is beautiful,
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  White sand and warm waters are closer than you think. When winter’s chill sets in, escape to one of these laid-back, sun-drenched spots. No passport needed. 1. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO With more than 100 hotels welcoming guests, 4,000+ restaurants cooking away, and 107 tourist attractions open to visitors, San Juan’s post-Maria comeback is
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© Peter Kim / Shutterstock From Hell’s Kitchen to the South Street Seaport, these classic NYC watering holes still pour ‘em cheap and strong. Across Manhattan, bars prevail. The Mayor’s Office counts at least 13,000 nightlife establishments in the borough, with still more new liquor licenses issued every week. But among the island’s posh lounges
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Navigate your way to unexpected flavors that locals savor. Eating locally is a delicious way to enjoy your travels. But some corners of the United States and Canada offer more direct routes to falling for regional fare: food trails. Sure, there are food trails that are familiar for their states. (We’re looking at you, Wisconsin
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Believe it or not, it’s possible to ski Colorado’s famous powder for $200 per person per day or even less, including food and lodging. Colorado’s slopes aren’t just for the upper crust. There are plenty of resorts across this Rocky Mountain playground that let you experience the bluebird powder days, diversity of runs and vertical
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