Nina Cruz

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Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Ten Great Reasons to Visit Hartford, CT, Now

Planning a sightseeing getaway to the State Capital of Connecticut, in what most people consider the Insurance Capital of the U.S., might at first glance seem a bit odd. Yes, there are curiosities here, but seeing them is just one reason to visit the town where Mark Twain lived and wrote his most …

Alex Honnold on Free Soloing Mexico’s 2,500-Foot El Sendero Luminoso

We just heard back from Alex Honnold, who has been busy in Patagonia pulling off an epic feat of alpinism with Tommy Caldwell—a complete traverse of the Fitzroy Massif in five days. The Internet connection in Patagonia is so slow that Alex has not actually seen the video everyone is talking about …

15 of America's Coolest Small Towns

<i>Photo of Berlin, MD, courtesy of Worcester County Tourism. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>At <i>Budget Travel,</i> we know a cool town when we see one, and these 15 finalists -- the result of weeks of nominations from BT's online audience -- are now vying for bragging rights to the …

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on a Cruise

Gone are the days when the height of cruise entertainment was limited to poolside lounging and fancy evening soirees. Sure, you can still do both of those things, but today's cruise ships are more like mini-cities equipped with all the fixings for a day at a theme park or a night on Broadway. Even …

Royal Caribbean

How to Survive a Plane Crash

A plane crash is every flyer's worst nightmare. And while you may think there's nothing you can do to live through one, many airplane accidents are survivable. Here's what you need to do to increase your chances of getting out alive.<p><b>Keep Your Shoes and Socks On</b><p>Tempted to kick off your shoes and …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

The Secret Side of Las Vegas

Las Vegas -- my hometown. There is no place like it in the world.<p>Where else can you walk down the street drinking a day-glow, yard-tall cocktail, taking in the sights of New York, Paris, and Venice while peddlers shove flyers for escorts and strippers in your hand?<p>But what many visitors don't know, …

National Parks

28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. …

Colorado's Marijuana-DUI Rules Will Leave You Dazed and Confused

In January, Coloradans could finally, in the words of their Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, “break out the Cheetos and Goldfish.” Fourteen months after ­voters approved a referendum legalizing marijuana, the first pot stores opened their doors. The rules mostly mirror those for alcohol: …

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …