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Archive: May 2015
may 29

Southwest Offers Best Airline Rewards Program, According To Survey

Southwest came out on top among U.S. airlines—tying with Germany's airberlin for the top spot overall—with 100 percent availability for all of the requested travel dates.
may 29
Folly Beach in South Carolina

#BTRoadTrip: Tallahassee, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina

Our photo editor's journey comes to an end with a sunset view at a South Carolina beach, but not before she gets a hearty helping of Savannah culture—and flavor.
may 28

Ready to WIN the Ultimate Family Vacation?

Enter for a chance to win a Wild West, Cowboys & Buffaloes vacation package.
may 28
Goliath at Six Flags Great America in Chicago

Meet The Fastest Roller Coasters in the U.S.

Strap yourself in and secure all loose items: These are the 10 fastest roller coasters in the United States.
may 27
The Gilroy Garlic Festival

Awesome Summer Food Festivals

Great food is always a good idea, but summer is food festival season, with tasty gatherings popping up everywhere from Italy to Cali.
may 27

#BTRoadTrip: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Tallahassee, Florida

A hidden lake in Florida, a secret beignet joint in New Orleans, and a bayside restaurant in Alabama that fries up a mean po'boy are all stops on our photo editor's journey through the deep south.
may 27
Airplane window

12 Things You Need to Know About Frequent Flier Programs

It’s hard to determine the more complicated task: landing a Boeing 787 in 100 mph crosswinds on a short runway with one engine out as someone tickles you—or trying to make sense of airline frequent flier programs.
may 26
Delta safety video

WATCH: Delta's Hysterical New Safety Video Stars the Whole Internet!

Is your favorite internet celebrity in Delta's brand-new safety video? Chances are good!
may 25

When Were You First Bitten By The "Travel Bug"?

We want to know: when were you first bitten by the "travel bug"?
may 24

#BTRoadTrip: Del Rio, Texas, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Take one nail-biting traffic stop, mix it with two wildlife encounters, add a legendary barbecue joint, and you've got the Texas-heavy portion of our photo editor's cross-country road trip.
may 22
Beer in Texas

#BTRoadTrip: Tucson to Del Rio, Texas

Green chiles and desert peaks: Check and double-check! Our photo editor is blowing through Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas on the southwestern leg of this coast-to-coast road trip.
may 22

Budget Travel's Memorial Day Road Trips on AMHQ

We shared easy last-minute Memorial Day escapes with the Weather Channel’s Sam Champion.
may 21

#BTReads 'Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City'

A brand-new memoir blends stories, tips, and recipes to paint a vibrant portrait of one of the world’s great foodie cities.
may 20

Want to Visit Cuba NOW? Here's How...

Despite all the publicity, getting to Cuba isn't as simple as just booking a flight, but there are affordable people-to-people tours you can get in on right now.
may 19

7 Things You Must Know Before Booking a Domestic Flight This Summer

You may be surprised to learn which U.S. airports will hold up your summer travel plans, and which are your summer BFFs.
may 18

WATCH! Yellowstone Bison Surprises Motorists

This amazing video of a real-life bison encounter in Yellowstone is a timely reminder to keep your distance.
may 15

Is U.S. Train Travel Safe?

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia this week, but like everyone else, we are also asking some difficult questions.
may 15
Cycling, Hoxton.

9 Tips For Your First Overseas Cycling Tour

Here are a few tips to consider if you're thinking about taking your first bicycle tour.
may 14
Fish tacos in San Diego

#BTRoadTrip: San Diego to Tucson

Now THIS is a scenic drive. The coastal landscape turns to desert dunes on our photo editor's southwestern journey from California to Arizona.
may 14
Meleena Bowers Photo of Kalustyans

Curing Culinary Travel Fever in NYC

Exposure to exotic dishes experienced abroad can lead to withdrawal when a craving hits back home. It is a dilemma any bon vivant junkie must face: how to chase the dragon stateside?
may 13
Driving into a sunset in Maui

Outrageous Driver Confessions! Cursing, Speeding, and Other Bad Behavior

When Americans head out on the open road, not all of us are angels when it comes to behind-the-wheel decorum.
may 12
California sunset

#BTRoadTrip: Los Angeles to San Diego

Sun, sand, surf—and beautiful Golden State sunsets! Ride along with our photo editor as she experiences the majesty of the California coast.
may 12

Do Some Airlines Discriminate Against Passengers With Special Needs?

It's every parent's nightmare: An airline captain refuses to fly with your child onboard.
may 11

Memorial Day 2015: Bigger (and Cheaper!) Than Last Year

More Americans will take to the highways this Memorial Day weekend than in years, thanks in part to affordable gas prices.
may 11
Santa Cruz Boardwalk in California

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

From coast to coast, here's how to get your adrenaline fix this summer without breaking the bank.
may 10

ENDS SUNDAY: Win a Great American Road Trip, on Us!

Just in time for summer, a Budget Traveler will win a Great American Road Trip, on us!
may 07

Join Our Summer Road Trips Twitter Chat Monday, May 18th, at 1pm EST!

We're hosting a #BT_Chat Monday, May 18th, at 1 p.m. EST all about summer road trips. Join us!
may 07
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

10 Memorable Mother’s Day Brunches

From Mediterranean to Mexican, from farm-to-table to fancy, here are some options from coast to coast (and Hawaii, too).
may 06

Ready for a Ferry Ride to Cuba?

As the U.S. approves ferries between Florida and Cuba, some companies say service may be up and running in just a few weeks.
may 06
peaceful introvert traveler

18 Essential Tips for the Introverted Traveler

Surveys have shown that you can have better travel experience if you make the right choices for your personality type. With that in mind, here are the experts' top tips for the introverted traveler.
may 05

Travel Is _________.

It's National Travel and Tourism Week and America is answering a question that's near and dear to our hearts!
may 04
SNL flight attendants

Video! Watch SNL Skewer Airplane Tech with 'Bionic' Flight Attendants

In this parody skit, Virgin Atlantic is still working out the kinks with its cyborg staff.
may 04

Show Us Your #BTHotelfie!

What do you get when you cross a hotel with a selfie? The hottest new trend in social media!
may 01
Fishing in Ko Samet

You've Gotta See This Cool Hyperlapse Video of Ko Samet, Thailand

Can't make it to Thailand? Watch this video, and you'll feel like you're there.

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