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Archive: September 2015
sep 30

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season in the Caribbean

With warnings about Hurricane Joaquin threatening the Bahamas, we're offering our best act-now safety tips for travel during storm season.
sep 30

Fall Weekend Getaways Your Kids Will Love, Too

Now that school’s back in session you can breathe a sigh of relief—and contemplate how to keep the rug rats entertained over long weekends and mini breaks. We’re here to help. These are 10 awesome autumn excursions guaranteed to be educational and fun (for the whole family!).
sep 29
Suitcase ready to go

7 Easy Tips For Packing Light

If you're a serial overpacker, here are some of my quick-and-dirty tips to help keep your bags underweight and fee free.
sep 28

6 Tips For Sticking to your Budget in Switzerland

While the country may have a reputation for breaking the bank, you might be surprised by how many budget alternatives are available. Here are 6 tips for sticking to your budget and still having the best trip ever.
sep 25

Awesome Winter Deals to Book NOW

Some of the best winter escapes are on sale right now. Skiing in the Rockies, cruising the Caribbean, even exploring the South Pacific are all within reach if you lock in great prices early. Here's how.
sep 24

Here’s How to Get on Your Flight Attendant’s Good Side

After chatting with some of our favorite flight attendants, past and present, we've come up with this handy guide on how to win friends and influence flight attendants on your next flight.
sep 23
Biking in Little Rock, Arkansas

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Little Rock, Arkansas

With cool attractions waiting to be discovered, tons of cultural activities, and family-friendly fun, Little Rock definitely deserves a spot on your travel radar. Here's my list of things you shouldn't miss.
sep 22
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

5 Blissful Spa Week Escapes You Can Actually Afford

Spa Week is here! Massages, facials, and more are only $50 from Oct. 12–18 at chic spas across the country.
sep 18
El Morro in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Great Getaways: Puerto Rico

If you're looking for a fun, affordable beach getaway, visit Puerto Rico, home to plenty of beaches and nightlife, and enough options to satisfy every foodie, nature lover, and history buff. And the best part? U.S. citizens can visit this island paradise without a passport.
sep 17

Leaf-Peeping Escapes from NYC!

Who says you have to go all the way to New England to see classic fall foliage in the Northeast? Here, four easy weekend getaways for New Yorkers to take this fall.
sep 14

3 Things You Must Know About Airport Security

The rules are changing, and we’ve got some good news and some bad news.
sep 11

Shoulder Season Bargains for Under $100/Night!

Budget Travel shared three incredibly luxurious autumn steals on the Weather Channel's AMHQ.
sep 11

#BTReads: 'Wine in Words'

Introducing the one wine book every Budget Traveler should have on his or her shelf.
sep 10
Blue Man Group Off Broadway

Save Money on Off-Broadway Shows This Fall

From Sept. 21st thru Oct. 4th, you can score 2-for-1 tickets to Off-Broadway shows in New York City. Which show will you see?
sep 09
Magic Kingdom Disney World

5 Easy Ways to Save on Food at Disney

Yes, it's possible! Dine at Disney World in Orlando for less with these expert tips.
sep 08
Bandeja paisa, Colombian food

12 Delicious Foods to Try in Colombia

There are so many delicious dishes in Colombia it’s hard to choose just a few. Here are 12 of my favorite foods to try when visiting.
sep 07
packing a suitcase

What's The One Thing You Can't Leave Home Without?

We recently asked several of our staff members to share the one thing they can't leave home without—here's what they said.
sep 03
grand lucayan

Don't Miss These Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways!

It's not too late! You can still book the ultimate Labor Day weekend getaway. Budget Travel's Senior Editor, Jamie Beckman, talked about these three great last-minute options this week on AMHQ with Sam Champion on The Weather Channel. Here's where you should be heading this weekend.
sep 03
Gaudi's art in Barcelona, Spain

8 Tested Tips For Visiting Barcelona

Here's my cheat sheet for visiting Barcelona and some special tips to help you make the most of your time there.
sep 02
Persepolis in Iran

See What Happened When This American Couple Visited Iran

People asked, “What did it feel like to travel in Iran as Americans? Is it safe? And why make the effort to visit Iran anyway?” Here's our story.

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