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Cut Rate Cruises

Debra Karplus

Discover how to get a big discount on your cruise!

Start Planning Your Beach Vacation Now

April Serok

The long, dreary days of winter can make anyone dream of summer on a hot, sandy beach. But beach vacations can be expensive. Luckily, the dead of winter is the best time to plan a coastal getaway for less! Here's how to get the best deals.

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.

First Anniversary Vacation Destination Ideas

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What are some affordable romantic vacations for a first anniversary?

Saving on Cruises

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Use these tips to avoid scams on cruise deals.

10 Beach Destinations That are Easy on Your Wallet


Vacationers looking for good values don't have to look far to find a sunny beach haunt that's easy on the wallet. In some areas, hotel prices actually drop during the summer months. If you're looking for a beach getaway that's a little less pricey, here are 10 beach destinations that may tempt you.

7 Tips to All-Inclusive Resort Steals and Deals


Finding a deal at a great all-inclusive resort can be a little complicated, unless you're dedicated. Here's a guide to finding the best all-inclusive vacation deals for an upcoming trip.

5 Ways to Save Aboard a Cruise Ship


Cruise travel can be economical with accommodations, entertainment and most meals included in your cruise fares. But bear in mind, cruise lines will entice travelers to indulge in extra experiences, including specialty dining, shore excursions, premier entertainment offerings, enrichments classes, beverages and alcohol. Here are tips to save on board a cruise ship.

Time Your Visits to These 8 Great US Tourist Spots


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.

Top 6 Affordable Wine Regions in the US


Napa has nothing on these wine regions. Pop the cork for a sniff and a swirl in another spot.

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.

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


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


The package tour 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.

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.

5 Tips for European Travel on a Budget


European travel on the cheap is tougher to achieve. Luckily, experts have plenty of tips for slashing costs on European travel this summer.

6 Overseas Vacation Destinations on the Cheap


Turn on the news, and it seems yet another country is in an economic tailspin. But a country's fiscal woes could mean good fortune for U.S. travelers. Here's a rundown of the cheapest and (relatively) safest destinations where your dollar will stretch further.

Could you earn $50 while junior naps? Here's 5 possible extra money sources to put your naptime plans in motion.

Uncork Virginia Wine Country on the Cheap


Island Vacation: Exotic, Affordable Travel


7 Classic American Vacations on the Cheap


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