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Coney Island beach
10 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Coney Island
Happy father giving high five to his young boy as he is teaching him how to ski during the winter.
US Ski Resorts Where Kids Ski Free
South Beach
13 Free Things to Do in Miami
Zilker Park
Free Things to Do in Austin
A bus traveling down an empty road in Ethiopia
I Traveled Through 8 African Countries on Public Transportation—Here's What I Learned
Peru, Machu Picchu region, Female traveler looking at Machu Picchu citadel and Huayna mountain with three llamas
The Best Backpacking Destinations in South America
A train going through Alaska
How to Travel Sustainably on a Budget
Entrance to Universal Orlando. People are walking and taking picture of the sign above the entrance arch
Universal Orlando Tickets: Prices, Discounts, and Where to Buy
Cute woman watering plants at home
How to House Sit Your Way Around the World
Hand holding a smart phone displaying a flight booking app
Best Online Travel Agencies
an entrance of Walt Disney World Resort. Some cars are visible.
The Complete Guide to Military Discounts at Disney World
Cincinnati Observatory
8 Things to Do for Under $10 in Cincinnati
Illustration of solo traveler looking for a table while dining
The Surprising Ways Solo Travelers Are Discriminated Against
The Best Cheap and Free Things to Do in Singapore
Rabelo boats moored in Douro River
10 Things to Do in Porto for Under 10 Euros
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Al Bastakiya
10 Free Things to Do in Dubai
View of Lisbon
10 Best Things to Do in Lisbon for Under 10 Euros
France, Paris, Bistro on Ile de la Cite
10 Things to Do in Paris For €10 or Less
People walking on white sand beach near clear blue water with covered green and yellow boat in the foreground at Negril, Jamaica.
Caribbean Islands with the Best Value for Travelers
Couple shopping in outdoor market, Bangkok, Thailand
What $100 Can Get You in Southeast Asia
Hoi An at sunset, Vietnam
The World's 10 Best Destinations for Backpackers
The graffiti lined buildings of old city at night
How to See Panama City and the Panama Canal on a Budget
Uber is available in more than 500 cities worldwide, including Toronto.
8 Costly Mistakes Made by Uber Riders
Red rocks of Sedona
How to Visit Sedona, Arizona on a Budget
Tourists boarding at airport departure gate
Is It Safe To Book a Hacker Fare?
Bison roam the Black Hills of South Dakota
Budget Travel to Black Hills and Badlands, South Dakota
Missouri Botanical Garden
9 Best Things to Do for Under $15 in St. Louis
RV parked in front of The Stratosphere Hotel Tower in Las Vegas
RV vs Hotels: Which One Is Cheaper?
Hostel life with students
Should You Book Your Hostels in Advance?
Futuristic skyscrapers in Hong Kong, global banking and finance
What Is an Exchange Rate and What Does It Mean?
Canada, Quebec, Quebec City, Vieux Quebec or Old Quebec, Chateau Fontenac
Travel Guide for Quebec City on a Budget
hotel room key
Beware of the Hidden Costs of a Caribbean Vacation
Big Ben and a red bus in London
The Ultimate Student Travel Guide to London
Elevated view of the village of Oia in Santorini, Greece
Don't Make These 8 Common Tourist Mistakes in Greece
Women using phone to navigate while driving
7 Common Mistakes When Taking a Road Trip
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
7 Ways You Can Travel More in 2020
Los Angeles City Hall
25 Best Free Things to Do in Los Angeles
Pigeon Square in Sarajevo, Bosnia
How to Rock Your First Solo Trip Overseas
Container Ship Aerial Photo
Tips for Cruising on a Cargo Ship
Train travel is efficient, but high-speed trains often aren't covered on rail passes.
5 Ways to Find the Cheapest Train Travel
New York Scenics
Spirit Airlines the Low-Cost Airline: What You Need to Know
London shopping mall
The Best Cheap London Shopping Spots for Women
Sign for the VM1 Hostel in Bangkok
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Hostels
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Money Saving Tips for Planning a Visit to Cabo San Lucas
The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drump Corps marches near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.
Budget Washington, DC, for Senior Travelers
Shared hostel room
6 Ways to Keep Your Things Safe in Hostels
colorful hostel bathroom
What to Expect in a Hostel Bathroom
Container vessel on Baltic Sea
Freighter Travel Gets You There Slowly but Surely
The Mayan Ruins in Tulum
Tulum Travel Guide - Budget and Tulum Travel FAQ
Pai countryside, Thailand
5 Destinations that are Perfect for First-Time Travelers
St. Louis, Missouri
Free Summer Activities for Kids in St. Louis
People walking down the brooklyn bridge with the manhattan skyline behind them
Free Things to Do on a Visit to New York City
Copper Coast, Ireland
Visiting Ireland on a Budget
The Good Sam Club
Why You Should Join the Good Sam Club Before Your Next RV Adventure
Walkway along the water with a view of the Skyscrapers
Plan a Panama Vacation on a Budget
Foreign Coins
10 Things You Can Do With Your Leftover Foreign Coins
African American woman tourist holding a map in New York
New York City Travel Guide for Backpackers
Women at a Youth Hostel
What is a Party Hostel?
Seniors are eligible for discounts at many hotels.
Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
Hotel Fees Can Run Up Your Bill
Buyer Beware: Hotel's Hidden Charges