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5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

The Most Amazing Spots to Watch Fireworks This 4th of July

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating -- and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright. John Adams wrote about his early expectations for future …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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Do I Need Travel Insurance?

<i>A:</i><p>While planning your trip in your pajamas in the comfort of your home, travel insurance might seem unnecessary—and an easy cast off from your trip budget. But in certain circumstances, coverage could save you thousands of dollars and perhaps even your life. It’s an individual choice, so here’s …

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Flying with Baby

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Collins<p>Are you dreading your baby’s first flight?<p>Can I bring breast milk through security? And what about her ears popping during takeoff… and is my car seat certified to bring aboard?<p>Blogger Meg Collins (CPST) of LuciesList.com addresses all of the commonly asked questions and concerns …

Forget Studies About Best Time to Book Air Travel. No One Has Any Idea

Booking a flight is often confusing, annoying and frustrating. Prices fluctuate so frequently that most vacationers can’t tell if they are getting a …

5 Amazing Bali Hotels Under $100

<i>Photo and article by Milda Ratkelyte, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Known as The Island of the Gods, Bali is Indonesia's most popular tourist destination. Once a secret of surfers, Bali has now become one of the world's biggest tourism hubs. From its wave-pounded coastline of dramatic cliffs and …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

5 Travel Apps to Help You Get the Most Out of Summer Vacation

There are as many travel apps out there as there are tourists hitting the beach this summer, but each one provides ideas and recommendations for …

Travel Quote of the Week: On the Vigor of Travel

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

Millennial Travelers Prefer Losing Luggage to Going Without Phones

Forget the luggage and underwear — just make sure we have our phones.<p>That’s one of a couple of findings in the Choice Hotels 2014 Summer Travel …

Dangerous Bacteria Found in Airline Tray Tables, TSA Bins

Bring the wipes when going through airport security, and when using airline seat belts and tray tables because they can be a bacterial …

Time is running out to submit your travel photos to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest. Enter by June 30 for a chance to win! http://on.natgeo.com/1jgWNnb #TPC2014 Pictured here, a lone farmer tilling his rice field in Longji, China. Photograph by Chaitanya Deshpande/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

A Beginner's Guide to Babymoons

I hadn't heard of a babymoon until a few years ago when my friends starting having children. Then suddenly everyone around me who was pregnant was talking about their babymoon. For some, the babymoon might be a "last-chance at the bucket-list" adventure, but among my friends, most trips were …

The 50 Best US Tourist Attractions You've Never Heard Of

Everyone has heard of the Empire State Building in New York, but do you know about Upstate New York's Letchworth State Park, unofficially dubbed the Grand Canyon of the East? How about the Lost Sea in Tennessee, which is the country's largest underground lake?<p>We've put together a list of the …

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

I live on a beautiful island in the Caribbean with pristine white beaches and turquoise waters. People save their pennies and their vacation days for a chance to visit where I call home. It is an absolutely stunning place.<p>I used to live in a vibrant city filled with young professionals and happy …