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The 9 Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Sometimes, you just need a beach getaway. Unfortunately, you also often need a thick wallet to enjoy one properly. But before you convince yourself that you simply don’t have the cash for a vacation to fill-in-the-blank, take a look at our list of nine amazing beach destinations — that are surprisingly affordable.

What a Week-Long All-Inclusive Vacation Costs in Top Destinations

All-inclusive resorts run the gamut, from intimate properties with high-end facilities to cheap hotels with a party atmosphere. Whether in lush St. Lucia or more-developed Cancun, all-inclusives also vary in price, making them suitable for well-heeled honeymooners or budget-minded bachelorette groups. To help you get a feel for how much a week-long all-inclusive resort stay…

The Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Hotels in Brooklyn

New York City is notoriously expensive. Locals learn cost-cutting tricks early, and it isn’t long before first-time tourists discover the price of visiting the Big Apple, particularly when it comes to hotel rates. Until a handful of years ago, alternatives to staying in a pricey Midtown or Time Square hotel were slim, but the rapid…

How to Spend a Week in Italy on Less Than $1,500

Italy isn’t typically thought of as a bargain travel destination — hotels can be pricey for much of the year, and meals will often put a bigger dent in your wallet than notoriously budget-friendly destinations like Spain and Portugal. However, knowing some tricks can help your dollar stretch further. These include opting for shoulder-season travel,…

The 13 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Hotels in Ireland

Whether it’s discovering the rugged coastline, exploring the rich history and culture, or holing up in a traditional Irish pub with a pint, there’s plenty of magical moments to be found all over Ireland. There’s also no shortage of great places to stay, from authentic medieval castles to gorgeous Georgian townhouses. Even better, you don’t…

The 18 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusive Resorts EVER

An all-inclusive resort often seems like the obvious choice when planning a budget-friendly vacation. Everything is (supposedly) included, so (supposedly) what you pay upfront is the only fee you’ll incur, and you can (supposedly) drink, dine, and play till your heart’s content. But unfortunately, some hotels that bill themselves as “all-inclusive” have plenty of caveats:…

The World’s Cheapest Places to Travel This Summer

For many destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer months of June through August see the largest crowds and most staggering prices. However, in-the-know travelers can avoid the added buzz and expense by seeking out low-season and under-the-radar locales toting better price tags. To make the most of your travel budget this summer, read on…

The World’s Best Budget Clothing-Optional Resorts

Whether you’re a nudist, looking to avoid bathing suit tan lines, or want to add some excitement to your romantic getaway, a clothing-optional resort may be the perfect choice. We’ve already shown you the nine best luxury clothing-optional resorts in the world, so now we’re rounding up the best nude-friendly properties that won’t break the…

8 Easy Ways to Score a Cheap Flight

Flights are often a big part of a travel budget, especially when heading overseas. Sure, back in the good old days, flights were more expensive, but you also got a lot more for the price (read: free checked luggage, the ability to transfer tickets and credits to someone else without penalty, hot meals, check-in areas…