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Anaheim, California, Disneyland

Do your Mouse Ears wilt at the thought of shelling out the better part of a month’s pay to frolic in the happiest place on earth? While Disneyland has never (and will never) be a budget travel destination, it remains a steadfast must on any family vacation list. Here... Read More

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Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
Jaymie DeGaetano Mount Cinnamon’s beach club on Grand Anse

Northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada is often overlooked in favor of its Southern Caribbean neighbors Aruba, Barbados, and St. Lucia, as well as other islands further north. However, the independent island nation — which consists of the main island of its namesake, as well as Carriacou, Petite Martinique... Read More

Hurricane Irma/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Hurricane Irma/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This article was last updated on Friday, October 6. Stormy times have beset the Caribbean region, both literally and figuratively. The region is accustomed to surviving hurricane season, which officially runs from June through November but the risky peak times are August through late October, with an average of six... Read More

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London, England, The Collective Old Oak Common
The Collective Old Oak Common

Sure, you can stay in a hotel for your next vacation. A luxury hostel will do just fine, too, if you’d like to travel in style without breaking the bank. But if you want even more value when you travel, consider staying in a co-living space. Built with digital nomads... Read More

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Edinburgh, Scotland/iStock
Edinburgh, Scotland/iStock

It’s no secret that Edinburgh is one of the most appealing cities in the world for visitors. Both its medieval Old Town and its Georgian New Town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The home of the world’s largest annual arts festival, and the world’s first UNESCO City... Read More

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Barcelona, Spain, Parc Guell
Parc Guell/iStock

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

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
European pharmacy/iStock

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