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Archive: May 2016
may 31
Shenandoah Valley

10 Things To Do In Shenandoah Valley

An easy drive from much of the Northeast corridor, this welcoming slice of Americana oozes small town hospitality and best of all, the prices here are anything but big city. Here are 10 things to do in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
may 26

Prepare to Binge on Budget Travel's Addictive Coast-to-Coast Video Series!

15 days, 10 states, one epic road trip captured in a video series you'll want to share.
may 24

We Dare You to Resist Katmai National Park's Amazing Live "BearCam"

Find out why more and more armchair travelers are hooked on these live videos of Alaska brown bears in the wild!
may 23

Why FlightCar Will Transform the Way You Travel

This cool auto-sharing idea is taking root at airports across America, and it can save you money on parking and car rentals.
may 19
Raglan Castle in Wales

7 Destination Pubs In South Wales

Here's our list of seven fine pubs in south Wales, plus, we've paired each with a nearby site of scenic or historic interest.
may 18

Confessions of a Singing Tour Guide

Amster Jan will not only show you the best of Amsterdam on a fun walking tour, but he'll also serenade you with Dutch folk songs!
may 17
Tourists with selfie stick in Spain

Dumb Things Tourists Did This Week

Really? REALLY?! We didn't think it was possible to be this clueless as a traveler, but these people proved us wrong.
may 16
Smartphone booking.com

And the Best Travel App Is...

Not all travel apps are created equal. Here are the apps you should download ASAP, according to a new study—and a few you might consider deleting from your phone.
may 12

Baker City, Oregon, Is in the Lead in Our Coolest Small Town in America Contest

One cool Oregon town has jumped to an early lead in our 2016 contest.
may 11

You've Been Taking Travel Photos All Wrong!

These easy tips from a professional shutterbug will turn your travel shots into Instagram sensations!
may 10
this picture was taken early in the morning at hallstatt, austria on november 12th, 2008.

16 Picture-Perfect Small European Towns

Europe is full of small towns that look like they're lifted right from a postcard rack. Here are 16 picture-perfect European towns that we've discovered over the years.
may 09

Hotels' Dirtiest Secrets

Just checked in? Don't touch ANYTHING till you read this latest study!
may 06

Save 10 Percent or More on European Travel

Book by May 16 to save 10 percent on one of Contiki's 18 European tours.
may 05
Shoe bag Hudson + Bleecker

7 Rules to Live By When You're Packing a Suitcase

How to make packing simple and stress-free? Try these tips from the founder of the travel accessories line Hudson + Bleecker.
may 04

Charleston: A Walking—and Eating!—Tour

Arrive in Charleston, S.C., hungry, and be ready to hit the pavement!
may 03

Best Wine Destinations (and Wines!) for Spring

Ready for a weekend escape to wine country? A Master Sommelier delivers his top picks for spring.
may 02
Downtown Chicago

See the Windy City For Free! Explore Chicago With This Exclusive DIY Walking Tour

Print this out! Free Chicago Walking Tours hooks BT readers up with a self-guided stroll through the city's downtown.

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