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Archive: September 2010
sep 30

Would you quit your job to travel the world?

Would you quit your job to travel the world? These ladies did. I caught up with the authors to get their perspective on wandering and some sanity-saving travel tips.
sep 29

Florence: Back with a report on eating and cooking

I'm eager to respond to readers' questions—starting with where to go for gelato, classic Tuscan dishes, and cooking classes.
sep 28

Aruba to host consumer-friendly fashion week in 2011

Mark your calendars for November 2011, and get ready to pack your bags for the first-ever Aruba fashion week.
sep 27

San Francisco: 5 best October values

The Castro Street Fair, a city-wide literary event, and more are on our calendar this month.
sep 27

Crazy car rental deal: $1 a day for wheels in the West

Last-minute ultra-cheap road trip, here you come.
sep 24

What is the strangest travel fee that you've encountered?

While airline baggage fees are getting most of our attention, I’m curious to hear about other weirdo travel charges you’ve noticed on a bill recently.
sep 24

Take a free ride: Your guide to free public transit in U.S. cities

Yes, it is possible to get around certain cities -- or at least certain parts of certain cities -- on buses, trains, and ferries without paying a dime.
sep 23

What's the craziest thing you've traveled to see?

Sometimes travel is less about exploration and escape—and more about a drive to see one specific thing. Baby sloths, anyone?
sep 23

Video: 5 affordable fall getaways

Budget Travel's Editor-in-Chief Nina Willdorf just appeared on "Good Morning America" to share where the deals are.
sep 22

Pay now to ski at a big discount (or for free!) later

With summer barely over, few people are thinking about skiing. But here's why you should.
sep 22

NYC weighs an outdoor smoking ban. What's your take?

Mayor Bloomberg wants to extend the ban on smoking in restaurants and bars to parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas.
sep 21

Video: Saugatuck celebrates being a coolest small town

We just had to share this video clip of enthusiastic locals at a victory parade in Saugatuck, Mich.
sep 21

Readers' best foliage photos

It's prime time for leaf peeping! Get inspired to plot your own fall getaway by these 19 vivid shots.
sep 21

Cruising: The pros of going small

For those only familiar with the rules of big ships, here are three reasons riverboat fanatics come back, time and again, for more.
sep 20

San Francisco: A weekend of dragon-boat racing

Head out to Treasure Island this weekend for a prime vantage point as 80 teams of paddlers face off.
sep 16

Would you book a flight to space?

In another small step for space tourism, Boeing has joined the race to develop flights from Florida to the International Space Station.
sep 16

Ask Trip Coach: Pet travel

People love their pets -- so much so that they want to take them everywhere they go. But what are the smartest, most fun and headache-free, and all-in-all best ways to travel with your pet?
sep 15

(Finally!) A coffee table-worthy photo book

As a photo editor, I never thought very highly about the custom photo books available online. Then one company changed my mind.
sep 15

Art news: A new museum features works from the School of Paris

The Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, N.C., opens its first major exhibition.
sep 14

San Francisco: A few of our favorite pop-up restaurants

The city's latest dining trend caters to experimental chefs and novelty-craving foodies. Consider this your culinary cheat sheet.
sep 13

Cheap(er) eats on the go

It seems like every industry is getting its own flash-sale site—where deep discounts are offered on a limited basis online—and now restaurants, too, are getting a taste of the action.
sep 10

London: A Beatles walking tour

5 spots associated with the fab four—from the townhouse where the musicians all lived together to the site of their very own Apple store
sep 09

Do you use Wi-Fi when you fly?

Gogo Inflight Internet, available on routes flown by American, Delta, United, and Virgin America among other airlines, was recently installed on the 1,000th plane in North America.
sep 08

Are you "Mad as Hell" about hidden airline fees?

If so, a coalition of travel organizations wants to hear from you now, so that it can force airlines and booking sites to get better at disclosing fees.
sep 08

San Francisco: Five best values for September

From (free!) Shakespeare in the Park to $10 fringe festival tickets, this city’s serving up tons of big-deal, low-cost happenings this month
sep 08

What did you do this summer vacation?

Right about now, millions of students are being asked, "What did you do on your summer vacation?" So we wanted to put the same question to you.
sep 07

London: The five best values for September

This month, the capital says goodbye to summer and hello to autumn with a series of vibrant—and often free—festivals and events.
sep 03

Pet Travel News: A handy app, a Disney resort, and more

If you just can't bear to leave Fido home during your family vacation, you're in luck—August has been a banner month for travelers with pets.
sep 03

An airfare search with a sense of humor

New search engine Hipmunk.com offers streamlined results with a wink—and a goggle-wearing mascot.
sep 03

Paris: 5 free September events—plus 2 under $15

From jazz festivals to free admission to museums: See our low- or no-cost picks for the pricey capital.
sep 01

Ask Trip Coach: Cruising

We're aiming to tackle a biggie in the travel industry, so send us all the questions you have about cruising now.
sep 01

OTA update: Orbitz makes hotel-search improvements

The customer-friendly site has added Google street view and other features to its hotel search results.

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