Alexis Finnie

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35 EASY Solo Trips to Try!

From the beaches of Belize to the heights of the Himalayas, there's no need to wait when the world is calling! Here, Budget Travel readers' favorite …

10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

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 …

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

10 volunteer opportunities for free travel

THERE ARE MANY reasons to engage in volunteer travel, and there are literally thousands of charities and organizations that provide volunteer …

Appalachian Trail

How to Do Florence on a Budget

<i>Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to the <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b> and the <b>Galleria dell'Accademia</b> (where Michelangelo's <i>David</i> masterpiece resides), visitors from around the world flock to see …

Italy

10 beautiful beach town bargains for fall

From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, from New England to Southern California, America's beaches stay open long after Labor Day. It's the same sun and surf--oh, except the crowds are gone and hotel rates have come back down to earth.<p>To tell the truth, here at <i>Budget Travel</i> we've never signed …

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!

These "Magic Words" Will Save You Big

Here at Budget Travel we speak fluent French, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. But we've also mastered the phrases that can score you a deep …

Sow Cool: Give Your Lawn a Head Start With Dormant Seeding

This time of year, instead of a blanket of lush green grass, the back yard is a muddy, murky and patchy reminder of a lawn that could use some …

Simple Springtime Dishes

What's Your Deal Breaker in a Relationship?

• shares<p><i>What qualities in men are “deal breakers” for women considering a relationship? Conversely, what are on men’s lists?</i><p>In every relationship there …

How to Tell If You're (Really) Ready for a Relationship

These expert tips will help you determine whether you're ready to commit<p>Think you’re ready for a relationship? Now is the time to check in with …

Tutorial: Binding a quilt with less bulk

Kim of Lily Patch Quilts shares her method for attaching binding to a quilt that reduces bulk at the completion point. It’s a brilliant idea I’ve not …

Summer Vacation on a Shoestring

This summer's travel forecast calls for high airfares and newly increased fees from major airlines. Groan if you must, but don't give up on your summer vacation just yet. The key to planning an affordable family vacation this summer, and every summer, is making common-sense choices that keep costs …

Common Sense