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ENDS FRIDAY: 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!

  • 10-day Escorted China Tour with Int'l Air (Friendly Planet)

    Beijing, Xi'an & Shanghai, plus Hong Kong optional extension. Fully escorted land tour, including airfare, fuel surcharges, airline taxes and fees, hotels, transfers, many meals, touring & more.

  • D.C. Area: Alexandria, VA, From $159 a Night (Budget Travel)

    Looking for an affordable way to take the family to D.C.? Stay just outside the city in Alexandria’s Old Town at this kid-friendly hotel that’s close to all the action.

  • 5 BIG Ways Google Can Help You Travel Smarter

    You use Google for everything else in your life. Travel is the next frontier. The search engine’s new features will change the way you globe-trot, from finding the best flights at lightning speed to translating conversations abroad in real time.

  • Top Family Travel Spots on Maryland's Eastern Shore

    Sure, Maryland is home to some of America's most beautiful beaches, but on a road trip across the Eastern Shore you'll also encounter cool small towns, forward-thinking cuisine, and some funky off-the-beaten-path must-sees.

  • World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

    Think it’s easy to exercise polite table manners when traveling abroad? Think again.

  • 13 Restaurant "Dirty Secrets" You MUST Know!

    Every restaurant has its own, um, special way of doing things. Unfortunately, some of the most common practices, even in average-to-good kitchens, can be shocking. Over the years, Budget Travel has checked in with chefs, waitstaff, and other food pros—sometimes on condition of anonymity—to bring you the lowdown on the dirty business of making diners' dreams come true.

  • 4 Classic Cocktail Recipes from Fancy Hotels

    These playful takes on the old fashioned will have you reaching for your kitchen's cocktail shaker.

  • 12 Great Memorial Day Getaways

    From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your jazz festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.