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Benkrut/Dreamstime Little Rock, on the banks of the Arkansas River, blends big-city sophistication with a gorgeous natural environment. From the big-city culture and cuisine of Little Rock to the natural beauty and folk arts of the Ozarks, with plenty of stops in between, it’s time to hit the road in The Natural State. Road trip
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On Thursday, March 28, at 2pm Eastern, we’ll host a Twitter chat devoted to affordable road trips across America. We’re hosting a #BTChat on Twitter this Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m. Eastern all about U.S. Road Trips. We’ll be joined by a multitude of participants who have an insider’s perspective on affordable, scenic drives
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Minyun Zhou/Dreamstime No, it’s not Venice, it’s Vegas, one of 2019’s top trending summer destinations. There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed. This week’s travel news is mostly about know-how, sharing insider tips for low airfares and free hotel
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Scanrail/Dreamstime Charming Old Town in Helsinki, capital of the happiest country on earth, Finland. There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed. From vacation options in the countries that boast the highest levels of personal happiness to jaw-droppingly affordable domestic
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Tetiana Rozhnovska/Dreamstime Travel can be really tough on your skin. We talked to an expert in natural skincare for simple tips to help rejuvenate when travel wears you down. It’s happened to the best of us: You arrive at your destination only to realize that you left your moisturizer at home. You’re in a foreign
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Courtesy Zipline Through Paradise Zip lines are reaching new heights—literally. And speeds. And lengths. If you’re looking to add a little adrenaline and a bird’s-eye view into your next vacation, try one these palm-sweat-inducing adventures. Zip lines channel that same sensation as a roller-coaster—all while zooming past Mother Nature’s finest. But today’s rides are pushing
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Mykyta Starychenko/Dreamstime From gas prices to popular routes and easy start-today advice, consider this your 2019 road trip planning cheat sheet. If you’re planning to take a family vacation in 2019, you’re in good company: A recent AAA survey predicts that nearly 100 million Americans (that’s about 4 in 10 adults) are planning to do
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New York City’s other island borough is a destination for food, drink, culture, and more greenspace than anywhere else in the city. (Ymgerman/Dreamstime) Staten Island is commonly referred to as New York’s “overlooked” borough, often drawing visitors who are primarily interested in the scenic free ferry ride, which departs every 30 minutes from the ferry
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Stefano Valeri The charming small town of Soriano nel Cimino, Lazio, Italy. Less than two hours from Rome, discover a world of medieval hill towns where you’ll learn to live like a local. Italy’s Lazio region includes Rome; but most travelers aren’t aware that there’s lots to do and see outside of the big city.
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With a vibrant old town, delicious dining, and bountiful beaches, the Puerto Rican capital makes for a welcome escape. I got the word in early fall: One of my best friends, the one I’ve known since kindergarten, would be getting married in December—in Puerto Rico. In winter. Faster than you can say “bikinis and beaches,”
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Angkana Kittayachaweng/Dreamstime Millions of Americans will make some colossal mistakes when they hit the road this year. Here, an easy checklist for preventing breakdowns and other roadside emergencies. Budget Travelers know that some of the best (and most affordable) vacations are road trips. With the chance to enjoy scenic highways, jaw-dropping national and state parks,
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These 8 under-the-radar American wine regions are ripe for visiting. Sure, Napa and Sonoma are America’s best-known (and most highly visited) wine-producing regions—but the Golden State isn’t the only place to seek out spectacular juice. Serious winemaking aimed at your swirling and sipping scrutiny is happening all over the United States. And while some of
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Newlyweds can afford the trip of a lifetime by using these money-saving travel strategies. Honeymoons are romantic, but they can also be expensive. On average, couples are shelling out $5,342 on their honeymoon, according to a recent report from The Knot, an online registry and wedding planning site. That’s on top of what they’re spending
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In the heart of downtown Portland, two historic buildings combine to make one contemporary, stylish hotel. Rose City’s hotel industry is booming—per the tourism board, some 9,000 rooms were available in 2018 and another 1,500 or so are estimated for 2020—and Woodlark is the latest entrant in an increasingly crowded field. But with a buzzy
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Admit it: When you go on vacation, you expect at least one slice of delicious pie to be involved, right? We want to know your favorites. Key Lime pie. Boston cream pie. New York cheesecake. We’ve noticed that some of our favorite baked goods share the names of some of our favorite travel destinations. As
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Wise travelers know to “get their jabs” before setting sail to some far off place. But why? What exactly are these diseases we’re all getting inoculated against? Will they lead to a grim and grisly death or just a good story to tell the grandkids? We combed CDC Travel and other health resources to gather
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We love showing our audience how to travel smart and save big. And we love that they often return the favor. One of the things I love about working at Budget Travel is that nobody—and I mean nobody—has a more engaged, travel-savvy audience than BT. Our mission is to dispense the smartest travel advice around,
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