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Budget Travel editors have been enjoying the toe-tapping music, cultural heritage, and bourbon-sipping traditions of the Bluegrass State for years. Here, our best live-like-a-local recommendations for your next visit. When it comes to a room with a view, an array of cultural offerings that includes folk art and bluegrass music, and a culinary legacy that
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Yes, travel is thrilling, but it can also trigger a whole host of worries. We talked to experts on how to best overcome common fears. It’s happened to the best of us. We have that jolt of panic, just like that classic moment in Home Alone when Kevin’s mom, Kate McCallister, bolts up during her
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The tight squeeze is getting even tighter on a number of airlines. Knowing what carriers offer the most (and least) space in economy can make your next flight more comfortable. If you’ve been feeling extra cramped on flights these days, you’re not alone. Air carriers have been been slowly shrinking the amount of legroom customers
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Social media posts are fleeting and photographs can fade, but a commitment to collecting trinkets and miscellaneous stuff from your travels keeps your best memories within reach daily. The vintage macramé kimono I bought on a recent trip to Tokyo makes me think of young Japanese teenagers and their obsession with American hip-hop. I bought
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From the Atlantic to the Pacific, affordable luxury is just a vacation away. Need a little R&R? Say no more! We’ve scoured the country to find the 10 most relaxing spas in the U.S. If you’re ready to unwind, pack a bag and head to one of these sanctuaries. 1. Acqualina Resort & Spa in
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Forget the bead-filled monstrosities from the airport gift shop—these are the best travel pillows on the market. Anyone who’s impulse-bought a seemingly suitable neck pillow just before boarding a redeye, only to discover midway through the flight that it’s a glorified beanbag, knows that the proper structure and support can make or break a long-haul
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When it comes to romantic getaways, “unforgettable” isn’t always a good thing. Here are 12 real-life trips that went hilariously wrong. Is there anything better than getting away from it all with your better half? But sometimes things don’t go according to plan. From unwanted guests (be it wildlife or in-laws) to quarantines to hurricanes,
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Giovanni Gagliardi/Dreamstime Road rage alert: A new study reveals the state of traffic around the world, ranking cities for the economic impact and time lost due to congestion. The New England Patriots just brought home their third Super Bowl ring in five years, and it looks like the Red Sox have a promising pitching lineup
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There’s no better guide to a city than someone who lives there, so we asked Keely Edgington Williams and her husband, Beau, co-owners of Julep, a popular bar, for their take on culture, food, and drink in the town they call home. Kansas City’s moment is now. Hometown pride has always run strong in this
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