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Where to Escape Winter in the U.S.

Pool at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown/Oyster It’s not even fall, but we’re already starting to plan our escape from winter. We love snow and hot cocoa as much as the next person, but there always comes a time when we need to defrost, even if it’s just for a few days. Luckily,…

2018’s 11 Most Budget-Friendly Beach Destinations in the U.S.

Now that summer is in full swing, soaring temps have us craving a refreshing beach with cooling breezes to beat the heat. Unfortunately, with so many Americans thinking the same thing, finding an affordable beach getaway can be difficult. So, we did a ton of research to create this list of the 11 most budget-friendly…

8 of the Most Crowded U.S. Beaches and Where to Go Instead

You know the feeling: You have your towel, beach chair, and sunglasses in tow, ready for a relaxing beach vacation, when you’re met with hordes of tourists looking to do the same. While some spots are worth braving crowds for, we’re often looking to get some peace and quiet, where we can listen to the…

5 Budget Beach Vacation Myths—Busted!

Everyone likes a day at the beach, and vacations alongside crashing waves are unbeatable. However, common wisdom might tell you that staying on or near a beach isn’t a budget-friendly option. Or, perhaps you think that you’ll have to put up with too many compromises, ultimately making your beach time less than ideal. To help…

The 15 Best Stateside Music Festivals This Spring and Summer

Photo credit: Flickr.com/santi_nor Every year at the end of April, thousands make the hot and slow crawl to SoCal’s Indio Valley for the season’s first (and arguably most famous) music festival. You might say the annual pilgrimage to Coachella is a sort of rite of passage for hardcore festival-goers and music fans. But as avid…