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The One Thing About Travel That Almost Everyone Gets Wrong | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel

We decided to conduct a survey to see if consumers have accurate expectations about the cost of airfare. It turns out many consumers have no idea how much they should pay, which is probably why flight shopping is such a frustrating process.

These Are The 10 Most Popular Cities In Europe (According to You) | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel

From the pubs of London to the ruins of Athens, these are the European destinations Americans are wishing for this summer.

How to Save Some Euro and Fly Into Italy's 5 Cheapest Airports | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel

From the cypress-dotted cliffs that mark the Amalfi Coast to the snow-tipped tops of brooding Mount Etna in the south, Italy is one darn enticing destination to contemplate.

5 Tricks For Super-Cheap Flights To Thailand | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

It's a long haul from the United States, but you'll find the journey is worth it the minute you land. The exhilarating sights and sounds of Bangkok, the perfectly turquoise Andaman Sea, the romantic resorts of Koh Samui, the unique cuisine of Chiang Mai ... we could go on forever.

The 10 'Hottest' Trips To Take In Summer 2015 | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel

The parks are blooming, the sun is out and everybody's smiling: Summer is coming (okay, sort of). For many an American, that means vacation is just around the corner, and it's high time to go searching for flights across the country.

Why Is Air Travel So Expensive in Canada?! | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel

As every Canadian knows, flying within Canada can cost a small fortune. It's especially jarring when we see the insanely low prices that are available to our American neighbors on budget airlines like Spirit and Southwest.

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

If you've been getting tangled in the web of myths and weird tips surrounding buying airfare, then don't worry, because Hopper is on hand to bust the phonies and vanquish the frauds with this list of the five biggest myths about booking travel in the skies. Enjoy.

10 Caribbean Islands You Can Fly To For Less Than You Think | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel

City dwellers eager to leave behind the stresses and worries of their day-­to­-day lives can't do much better than a trip to the Caribbean, where all-­inclusive resorts, quaint colonial towns, beautiful beaches and constant sunshine delight over 10 million American visitors every year.

6 Flight-Booking Hacks To Save You A Ton Of Money On Airfare

Thrillist | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel

It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you.

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real) | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel

Rest assured, though: If you're looking to explore Europe on the cheap, whether you prefer the icy fjords of Scandinavia or the warm Mediterranean landscapes of Portugal, it's possible to find round trips in the $400-700 range.

Save Serious Cash by Flying Into These 5 Alternate Airports

Thrillist | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel

We're big proponents of travel hacks -- tips and tricks that make traveling cheaper and easier. But the best hack of 'em all isn't even a hack; it's just knowing a little geography. It might mean a longer drive -- or a short train/bus ride -- when you arrive, but the savings are often well worth it.

10 Cheapest Flights from New York to the Caribbean | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel

For travelers with a budget to stick to, the Caribbean has never been a gift, meaning costly hotel rates and plenty of competition for the best air fares. That's why we've put together this list of the 10 cheapest flights from New York to the Caribbean, on average, to get passengers to the beaches of the USVI, or the verdant mangroves of Tobago for less.

11 Clever Tips For Bagging a Hotel Bargain | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel

Did you wait until the very last minute to book to try and score a discounted rate? We've all tried one way or another to reduce the cost of hotel accommodation -- it's such a big part of a holiday budget.

The Difference Between Solo And Group Travel

Map Happy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Sometimes, my memories have become so bound up to who I was with at the time, it's hard to say whether I enjoyed the place because I actually enjoyed the place or because I enjoyed the time I spent with that person.

5 Ways to Make Reward Travel Cheaper for Families

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Fortunately, there are ways to save points and miles by as much as 50 percent -- a welcome reprieve for families on a budget. Here are five tricks for making reward travel more attainable for you and your clan.

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices. If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a lot less. You can collect and redeem miles, watch for seat sales but if you're open minded to other ideas, here are a few other options that can help you travel on a budget.

3 Ways To Save On Your Holiday Travel

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Here's how closely tracking a snowstorm can help you spend less -- plus two more surprising tips to keep costs down, wherever you're going this winter...

Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right.

Thick Thighs and Paris Street Food

Akela Stanfield | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Akela Stanfield

My nose was stimulated by stand after stand of amazing smells. It was then that one of the chefs stepped from behind his stall to call after us.

How to Do Florence on a Budget

Budget Travel | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to ...

Nine Cool Things to Do in San Francisco, on a Budget

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

One of my and my boyfriend's favorite things to do when travelling is to uncover off the beaten path experiences. First in our series of "Cool Things To Do On a Budget" in a given city, is one of our favorites, San Francisco.

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

Budget Travel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

With Disney parks recently raising their ticket prices to $89 for a single-park one day ticket -- Universal Studios is just as bad -- now is the perfect time to start thinking about smaller, regional theme parks where you can get your adrenaline fix for less.

How To Stay Within Your Budget During Travel Season

Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

Follow these tips and stay on track with your finances. by Jennifer Streaks It’s that time of year again: Summer travel season. It is enjo...

7 Tips For Nomads On A Budget

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Knowing why you're traveling is just as important as where and when you're setting off.