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5 Spring-Break Spots You Can Actually Afford


It's not too late to plan a fun and affordable getaway during spring break. Although it is considered a peak time for travel, there are ways to get to your destination affordably. If you're interested in avoiding the heavy partyers of the college crowd, these spring break destinations might suit you better.

6 Romantic, Luxurious Vacation Venues


As Valentine's Day approaches, it's easy to equate romance with candy and Champagne. But what if you want to go the extra mile for your significant other? A romantic getaway is one where you don't have to worry about lots of details and logistics. Here are some ideas for a romantic getaway.

6 US Ski Resorts with Traditional Lodge Appeal


A ski resort that exudes the iconic, grand lodge feel needs these features: timber-and-stone architecture, couches to sink into, a statement fireplace, fun snacks after skiing and lots of giant wooden beams. Flip through these recommendations for ski hotels to find the perfect one for you.

5 Free Festivals for Frugal New Orleans Getaways


The "Big Easy" is easy on the wallet. New Orleans is the king of free activities, hands down. Try the crawfish etoufee with a side of music when taking in one of these events for a song.

8 Great US Destinations to Visit -- for Less


Whether you're the type of traveler who loves to plan ahead or someone who prefers more spontaneous adventures, knowing when to visit some of America's most iconic destinations is almost as important as where -- especially if you'd like to get the most for your money. Read on to get some expert tips about the best times to visit some of the country's top tourist attractions without splurging too much.

6 Best-Bet Destinations for Package Tours


Tour companies are fighting hard for your travel dollars, and package vacations offer the best bargains for some destinations. On a tour, you'll visit top attractions but won't have to deal with language hurdles or transportation snarls. We've found six of today's hottest package-tour destinations, so check them out and keep your suitcase handy.

13 Ways to Save on a Hawaiian Vacation


Ahhhhh, a Hawaiian vacation. Even the word sounds like a nap on a warm, sun-kissed beach as cooling trade winds reset your internal stress gauge. That is, until you get the bill for that four-star resort, the breakfast buffet, a treasure trove of souvenirs and the grocery store's $8 jar of jam. Sun and fun in the island paradise can burn your budget. These tips will keep your spending down.

7 Things You Need to Know about Package Tours


When you think of a tour vacation, you might imagine retirees dressed in Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts packed on a bus making an exhausting number of stops at tourist traps. But today you can find package tours for different age groups and trips designed for people interested in doing something more than seeing the usual sights. Certain types of package tours are not for everyone. However, the market offers all sorts of options, from fully guided, one-size-fits-all tours to custom packages that put you in control. Before choosing a package tour, there are a few things to know.

7 US vacation spots from Alaska to Samoa


You don't need a passport to go on a memorable vacation this year. Travel experts have ranked the top U.S. vacation spots for 2013, and the list includes a dizzying array of options, from spectacular northern lights in Alaska to the gorgeous beaches of tropical islands.

A Few Tips for Traveling to Places with Winter Weather

Thrifty Living Today

Looking to visit a place with winter weather? Before you say yes, consider how you will get from place to place. Discuss this with your host, friends, family, or anyone else you know who is familiar with the area.

10 Destinations for a Winter-Break Getaway


Everyone goes to sunny South Florida for winter break. Be different, and try one of these spots. For a budget winter travel destination, Bankrate compiled 10 surprising locations that might fit the bill. Price estimates were correct at the time of writing.

7 Tips for Picking an All-Inclusive Resort


All-inclusive resorts offer a worry-free vacation. Once you arrive at the property, you can ditch your wallet and focus on relaxation, dining and activities. It's a lot like a cruise ship, but on land.

How to Cruise on a Budget

Joanne Guidoccio

Cruises can be expensive, especially when you factor in the additional costs for airfare, land tours, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities. If you are planning a cruise, consider these tips to cruise on a budget.

Frugal Winter Destinations to Beat the Cold


Why not get out of the winter weather for a few days and trade a few of those bulky layers for T-shirts, shorts and a pair of flip-flops? If you think a winter escape doesn't fit into your budget, think again.

6 Spectacular Father's Day Getaways


Give Dad an experience he'd secretly love but would never spring for himself. Once presented with the perfect getaway gift as a gesture of love and gratitude, Dad is practically obligated to go have a good time. Here are six getaway gift ideas guaranteed to make his Father's Day unforgettable.

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