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Report: The Cellphone Is Underrated as a Travel Inspiration Tool

Many travel companies have turned to iPads and other tablets when they want to inspire travelers to dream of their next vacations, but in so doing …

11 Packing Personalities: What Your Suitcase Says About You

There are few other pre-vacation rituals as equally loved and hated as packing: 'Tis both a chore and a sign of good times ahead. We all have our own preferred packing method, but what does your suitcase really say about you? Read on to discover which of Cheapflights.com's 11 Packing Personalities …

Get more battery life on the go

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery …

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 …

7 Caribbean Islands You've Never Heard Of But Should Visit

Ah the Caribbean. So exquisite, so pristine, so...overrun? True, there are many, many islands in the Caribbean that are worth a visit and many of them happen to have--shall we say--a healthy tourism market. But what if you still want to jet off to those insanely blue waters and don't want to deal …

Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Westby<p>Walt Disney World Resort is a land filled with magic, wonder…and secrets!<p>Each day, thousands and thousands of guests journey throughout the parks, enjoying the fantasy that is Walt Disney World without ever realizing they’re walking past, over and sometimes through a magical …

10 lessons you’ll learn as a first-time American traveler

When East German border guards tromped through the tight train corridor, stopped my study abroad program director, and pantomimed the click of a …

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Budget Luxury: Practicing for the Family Vacation

Travel, like our home and our haircuts, is an expression of ourselves. So, what better way to bring our personal skills and family values to the fore than by booking travel where the destinations, transportation and activities reflect who we are? As a new wife, and an expecting mother, this year's …

Expedia Is Now Selling Travelocity's Hotels Under 8-Year Agreement

Expedia and Travelocity have quietly put their alliance into place, and Expedia is now selling Travelocity-sourced hotels and flights, Sabre’s IPO …

4 Cruise Ship Ports That Suck

<i>Bari, Italy. Photo by Mi.Ti. / Shutterstock</i><p>It’s a great big world, so it’s no surprise that while there are numerous cruise ship ports that are beloved by travelers -- and plenty that have both lovers and haters -- others are generally regarded as awful. Based on the analysis of responses from …

Dominican Republic

8 Lessons Learned While Traveling The World

I'm from Barranquilla, Colombia. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Auckland, Los Angeles and now currently, Vancouver. I like to travel and experience cultures and situations that are out of my comfort zone [but not too much]. I lived out of my luggage for seven months last year (2013). I've ticked 20 …

A Local’s Guide to Honolulu

Just past the gleaming high-rises of Hawaii’s capital, in traditional neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Kakaako, locals keep the heart of aloha beating in Honolulu’s art-filled galleries and island-themed bars.<p><b>Here’s the best this tropical haven has to offer:</b><p><b>Where to Stay</b><p>The recently renovated …

Appomattox National Historical Site

Who Should You Tip? And How Much?

Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most! Budget Travel sheds light …

Budget Travel

12 Most Iconic Rivers on Earth

There's a reason you know the names of these rivers—the Nile, the Mississippi, the Amazon—they've inspired exploration, legend, religion. Discover …

Nile

7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses. Learn the most common budget-busting fees before they bite you in …

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8 Items You Never Pack... But Should!

Budget Travel

Do You Really Need to Get a Travel Vaccine?

The answer is often "yes," and the more adventurous your trip, the more likely you are to need a shot in the arm before you leave home.

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Reunion

From choosing the perfect destination to getting your clan organized, Budget Travel offers the ultimate guide to a freakout-free family fest!

Budget Travel

Free Things To Do In Rome - The Guide!

Europe

How To Make a Claim On Your Travel Insurance

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

Salzburg - It's More Than Just About Mozart

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

European Travel

Amsterdam's canals: a video guide

Marc Paping owns a small, solar-powered boat and lives on a house boat in Amsterdam. He shows us some of the hidden waterside gems that the big …

10 Travel Products You'll Need This Summer

Whether you're traveling abroad this summer or planning the ultimate family camping trip close to home, these 10 travel products will help make life …

Budget Travel