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Entries by Budget Travel from 09/2013

Warning: You'll Never Get These Items Through Customs!

| Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel

There are a few no-no's that U.S. customs will confiscate if you try to get them past the border --some for health reasons, others for complex economic and cultural reasons. In the interest of saving you time, money -- and embarrassment! -- here are a few you should be wary of.

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

| Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel

Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to these guidelines and your trip will be memorable not for lost luggage but for the thrill of discovering a new place.

Beautiful Beach Town Bargains for Fall

| Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

One of the benefits of hitting the shore in autumn is affordable hotel rates, putting dream destinations like Hilton Head, Montauk, Laguna Beach, and even Nantucket within your reach. Here are our favorite American beach towns with fall rates that say, "Welcome!"

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Travel

You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? The basic idea is reciprocity: keep an eye on someone's home while they're away, and you get to stay in it for free. It's a win-win.

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

| Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel

America hasn't cornered the market on Coolest Small Towns! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. Over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and cool places in Europe are off-the-beaten-path villages. Good things really do come in small packages.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

| Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

| Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel

These resorts really are all-inclusive: a double room, three meals a day, drinks (from soda to cocktails), and lots of activities. And each one has an added bonus, too, from tennis lessons to scuba instructions. The only thing not included? Caveats.

World's Most Beautiful Museums

| Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

There's nothing like a relaxing afternoon spent basking in the glory of world-famous paintings and sculptures -- not to mention picking up a keepsake in the museum shop. Here, our favorite collections of art, and suggestions for must-see masterpieces and gift-shop grabs.