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Barcelona, Spain, Parc Guell
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You can easily spend days in Barcelona — exploring surreal architecture, noshing on tapas, and perusing museums. But if you’re on a tight schedule, whether city-hopping or on a cruise that allows only one day in port, we’ve planned the perfect itinerary in this sunny Catalan city — all... Read More

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Los Cabos, Mexico, The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa
The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa/Kayla Becker

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. Travel to Los Cabos is booming — and so is its resort scene. But if you want to stay at an upscale, shiny new property that gives you a lot... Read More

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Rome, Italy/flickr/Bert Kaufmann
Rome, Italy/flickr/Bert Kaufmann

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. The ancient Romans believed that no matter how many empires rose and fell, Rome would live forever. And they were right: La Città Eterna remains one of the world’s most visited capitals... Read More

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Epcot/Flickr/Ricardo's Photography
Epcot/Flickr/Ricardo’s Photography

All getaways can have their hiccups, but that doesn’t mean a Walt Disney World vacation has to. For a smooth trip to the Orlando resort, read on for 10 mistakes you should avoid making. 1. Not checking the resort’s special offers page for discounts This should be the first thing you... Read More

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Europe, France, Pharmacy
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Thailand’s picture-perfect islands, along with its bustling capital, may soon become a little more expensive to visit. Officials at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports are considering a new rule that would require visitors to have travel medical insurance before entering, noting that uninsured tourists are currently racking up... Read More

Byodo Temple, Kyoto
Byodo Temple, Japan/Christina Garofalo

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Tokyo is Japan’s frenetic, futuristic capital, but Kyoto is its intellectual center. It’s also one of the best places to experience formal Japanese traditions, including kaiseki dining, tea ceremonies, geishas, and prewar... Read More

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Na'vi River Journey/Pandora
Na’vi River Journey/Pandora

Walt Disney World’s latest addition is simply out of this world. Inspired by the 2009 film Avatar, Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set on a planet 4.4 light years away. Six years in the making, it marks the park’s largest expansion since its... Read More

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Santorini, Greece, blue and white churches
Oia, Santorini/iStock

There’s a reason Santorini attracts more than two million tourists each year — the white-and-blue washed island in the Greek Cyclades is basically heaven on earth. But it’s also about twice as expensive as Athens, with hotel prices in the summer climbing to $250, on average, per night. Never... Read More

The Fontaine, Kansas City
The Fontaine, Kansas City

Luxury properties–naturally–come with a price tag. At this hotel in Kansas City, that’s definitely not the case. With a grand chandelier in its lobby and large-scale art, plus rooms featuring gorgeous bathrooms and velvet chaise lounges, The Fontaine is the ultimate place to stay for a chic — and affordable... Read More

Radcliffe Camera/iStock
Radcliffe Camera/iStock

Once you’re ready to venture beyond London, the next place you’re likely to visit on a trip to England is Oxford. Steeped in generations of history and surrounded by fairytale-perfect countryside, this legendary university town makes for an easy — and affordable visit. Here’s how to see it while... Read More

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Le Mont St. MIchel, Normandy, France
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Paris may be the highlight of your vacation to France, but it’s also a great jumping off point for some memorable and inexpensive day trips. If you have a few extra days in the country, we recommend venturing north, where you’ll see pastoral landscapes that inspired Impressionists and medieval... Read More

Kirkjufell, Iceland/iStock
Kirkjufell, Iceland/iStock

Iceland became a tourism powerhouse for lots of reasons — its natural beauty and proximity to the East Coast of the U.S. are just the beginning — but it also has the reputation of being one of the cheapest countries to visit if you do it right. Here are... Read More

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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat/iStock

Siem Reap is best known for being the gateway to the area’s 12th century temple complex. Visitors come here for a deep dive into history, and with good reason — it’s a bucket-list-worthy site. But there are more reasons to visit — from chic hotels to an impressive dining... Read More

New York City, Broadway
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There are unspoken rules you should follow in New York City: never board an empty Subway car on a full train, stand to the right on the escalator, and never pay full price for Broadway tickets. Sure, it might mean arriving early and standing in line, but the odds... Read More

Tallahassee, Florida, downtown
iStock / SeanPavonePhoto Tallahassee, Florida

If you make it past Walt Disney World on a Florida vacation, chances are you’re heading to the beach. To see a completely different side of the Sunshine State, however, one with rolling red hills and oak trees blanketed in Spanish moss, you’ll need to head a little farther... Read More