08/07/2010 09:59 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Trips For The Budget-Conscious Traveler (PHOTOS)

While taking off to some foreign country may not be an option this year, there's no reason to completely forgo your summer vacation. There are still plenty of moderately-priced adventures to be had right in your own backyard. Forget the "stay-cation"--with this list of 10 budget-conscious places to go, you'll connect with nature--or get your culture fix --without spending a fortune.

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