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Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

European Travel

Free Things to Do in San Diego

Just 17 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border lies the waterfront city of San Diego. People come from all over the world to visit famous Balboa Park and to enjoy Southern California's world-renowned beaches. Recently rated as the fifth wealthiest city in the U.S. by <i>Forbes</i> magazine, it seems San …

California

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

The Perfect Day in San Francisco

As our joyful adventures in Dublin drew to a close, it was good to know that there were more adventures ahead. Catherine and I would be flying back over the Atlantic to explore the city Catherine calls home: <b>San Francisco</b>.<p>The city is a transcendent beauty, a place that makes your throat catch when …

These 10 American Attractions Are Totally Touristy, But I'm Okay With That

Confession: I like to pretend I'm too cool for kitsch but at the end of the day, I too like to take those cheesy tourist photos: holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, running through the barrier at Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, flashing the peace sign in the middle of a crowded Chinese …

The London Pass: Discovering Hidden Secrets

Would you like to hear how I forgot to make a reservation to visit the Tower of London, where the entrance fee is £19.5, but skipped to the front of a two block-long line (avoiding a three-hour wait), and didn't have to pay a cent? I brought my amazing, world-shaking, life-saving London Pass which …

Driving in a Foreign Country: What You Need to Know

Getting from Point A to Point B in a foreign land is a fundamental part of traveling -- and should be one of the more enjoyable aspects of exploring a new country. New and seasoned travelers alike take their choice of transportation -- whether on vacation or a business or family trip -- very …

Can I Use My iPhone Abroad?

<i>A:</i><p>The answer is yes, you can use your other half—your iPhone—abroad. But here are a few tips for making sure you have money for something other than international roaming.<p>First, call your carrier and inquire about their particular packages for out-of-country travel. For instance, AT&T will charge …

Apps

Free Things to Do in Chicago

It's no wonder Frank Sinatra paid tribute to Chicago in his ubiquitous song "My Kind of Town." The city has plenty of what he called razzmatazz, from legendary stories about Al "Scarface" Capone to groundbreaking architecture to a vibrant soul and jazz scene. Here's a list of free, year-round art, …

Interactive Video

Where Can I Find the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>The great brew houses and burger joints scattered across the country are always highlighted in road trip guides. But chocolate chip cookies, those gooey symbols of all that is wholesome and right about America, always seem to get the shaft. Not today. The cookies from these eight bake shops …

Dessert

The 13 Coolest New Hotels In New York City

They've become destinations offering everything from restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs to hot rooftop bars.<p>We evaluated the New York City hotels that have opened within the last year and looked at hotels that will open later this year, and found the buzziest new offerings.<p>Book your room soon — …

Hospitality

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns In Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they're likely in one of these towns, as Italians in major cities make a mass exodus toward the coast every summer. Many of the well-known beaches get crowded or too touristy, but this list also includes …

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

<i>Photo courtesy of Songquan Deng/Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Let freedom ring! Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth? Here's how!<p><b>Click</b> …

5 Simple Tips I Used to Save $700 on a Single Flight

I'm always looking for ways to save money when I travel. Instead of cutting back on the small things or saving a few dollar by ordering off the dollar menu, I try to save in the big ticket items. Airfare is by far one of the biggest expenses you can incur during a trip, and there's usually room to …

Personal Finance

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Dubai Makes It Easier for Tourists to Sightsee Using Public Transit

The One Day In Dubai initiative launched by the RTA offers Dh130 bundle to use public transport.<p>Tourists in Dubai can now use public transport to …

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 …

New Competition in Saudi Arabia as Qatar Air Launches Airline

Qatar Airways plans to build a fleet of 50 Airbus aircraft for a new Al Maha airline in Saudi Arabia that is slated to start operations no later than …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

7 Twitter Accounts That Will Make Your Next Trip A Zillion Times Easier

Guidebooks are <i>so</i> last century... and looking up from your iPhone was never in style to begin with.<p>Before your next trip, add seven types of accounts to your Twitter feed for a more seamless travel experience (and maybe a seat at the no-reservations steakhouse).<p><b>The tourism board</b> Skim their posts to …

How to get upgraded to first class like a boss

Here are the 12 simple steps I followed to get upgraded to business class on my 15-hour flight from Seattle to Dubai.<p>1. Travel solo.<p>The chances of …