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Florence/flickr/Alejandro

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. In the 15th century, Florence was the center for European trade and finance and the birthplace of the Renaissance — a legacy which lives on through its frescoed basilicas, grand palazzos, and... 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

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Greek islands
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From the whitewashed Cyclades to the history-rich Dodecanese, Greece’s 227 inhabited islands are pretty much all paradise. But with so many choices, travelers face a tough decision: which will it be? Here’s how to tell which Greek island is right for you, and what it means for your budget. THE... Read More

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Waikiki, Hawaii, The Modern Honolulu
The Modern Honolulu

It’s no secret that there are lots of resorts to choose from on Oahu, Hawaii’s most-touristed island. But there’s a new wave of hotels that feels fresher, smarter, and more modern than ever. This new batch of boutique hotels puts art, design, and style in the forefront. The city’s... Read More

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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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Seattle, Washington, skyline
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They don’t call Seattle the Emerald City for nothing. Washington’s largest metropolis is surrounded by evergreen forests and glittering waters, where you’re never far from hiking trails and parks. If you want to explore the rugged nature of this Pacific Northwest gem, dive in with these seven low-cost activities. ... Read More

Room at The Williamsburg Hotel
Room at The Williamsburg Hotel

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. New York City’s Williamsburg neighborhood — just across the bridge in Brooklyn — is in the midst of a hotel boom. One of the newest properties on the scene is... Read More

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Los Cabos, Mexico, El Arco
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While there are plenty of high-end offerings and luxe resorts in Los Cabos, this gem on the Baja Peninsula still offers a lot of options for fun on a budget. Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend time, but not tons of money, in this sunny... Read More

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Los Cabos, Mexico, Santa Maria Beach
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Picture Los Cabos, and blue water washing up on golden sand probably comes to mind. But vacationers who flock here may be surprised that only a handful of its beaches are actually swimmable, due to strong undertow and rocky shores on the Pacific Coast. What’s a beach bum to... Read More

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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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Santorini, Greece, blue and white churches
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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

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Provence, France, Lavender fields
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The South of France is nothing if not diverse, where a short ride from major cities like Marseille and Avignon can get you to everything from sun-drenched beaches to snow-capped mountains, and lavender fields to wetlands. Here’s what to see and when to go to this nature-rich region when... 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

Travel in Grand Canyon, man Hiker with backpack enjoying view, USA
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A visit to the majestic Grand Canyon has long been a quintessential summer travel destination for families, outdoor adventurers, and road trippers. But a vacation to this popular national park doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re venturing into the more rugged and quiet North or looking to... Read More

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Asia has long been a budget traveler’s paradise. In 2017, it remains one of the most affordable regions in the world to visit. But Asia, of course, is not just for backpackers. One of the beauties of traveling the continent is there’s an option for every budget. And for travelers... Read More