Budget Travel

IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Greyhound's 100th Anniversary: 7 Fun Bus Trips to Celebrate It

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 19th 2014 05:02 PM
2014 marks Greyhound's 100th anniversary. Founded in Minnesota in 1914 under the name Mesaba Transportation Company, nowadays you can take Greyhound to more than 3,800 places in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. And if you can make your way across the pond, you can even ride Greyhound in the United Kingdom.

In honor of Greyhound's 100 years, we rounded up a few notable bus trips for the road warrior in you.
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25 Great New Restaurants You Can Actually Afford to Eat At

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 19th 2013 11:00 AM
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In the holiday spirit of abandoned waistlines, we're bringing you some of the best new places to eat around the U.S. Even better? Most of these spots have entrees under $25 so you'll still have money for presents or a gym membership or a last minute flight to somewhere to escape holiday madness.

These 25 restaurants are all over the country, so odds are there's one near you. If not, road trips are fun, and now you have a yummy destination. At the very least, make yourself comfortable at home and enjoy the food porn below.

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Vacation Bliss May Be Hiding in Your Forgotten Rewards Points

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted May 10th 2013 10:43 AM
hotel swimming pool with guests

With summer vacation season approaching, the hunt for great travel deals has moved to the top of a lot of to-do lists. But as you're clicking around the Web for cheap flights and bargain hotel rooms, and crunching the numbers to see how much fling you can afford, don't forget to check for discounts that may be lying fallow behind the plastic in your wallet.

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Cruise Tips: Seven Ways to Save on Your Next Voyage

by Paul Lasley. Posted Jan 28th 2013 04:03 PM
cruise tips for saving money on cruises

remains one of the best values in travel. On most cruises you can enjoy the adventure without paying extra for food, entertainment or most onboard activities. But increasingly, cruise lines have implemented fees that add to the lines' profits -- and threaten to bust your cruise budget. Here are some tips on how to save on your next cruise.

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The Economist's Big Mac Index, a Meaty Guide for Traveling on the Cheap

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jul 29th 2011 04:00 PM


The Economist has released something a little less dry – even juicier – than its normal fare: The annual Big Mac index, which compares burger prices around the world.
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America's Best Outdoor Movie Theaters

by Travel + Leisure. Posted Jul 23rd 2011 08:00 AM

Courtesy of Walker Arts Center

The hush that falls over those gathered at Hollywood Forever Cemetery isn't just a sign of respect for the dead. On select evenings, it signals that a blockbuster movie screening is beginning. The cemetery movie series is an unexpected-yet-perfect way to pay tribute to legends like Rudolph Valentino and John Huston. "You're literally a few feet from someone who has worked on these movies," says Cinespia series cofounder John Wyatt.
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World's Best Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

by Lonely Planet. Posted Jul 7th 2011 07:30 AM
12 of the World's Best Free Attractions

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Like most budget travelers, the word that makes eyebrows leap the highest is 'free'. While the you-get-what-you-pay-for statute makes it uncool to grade, compare or criticize free stuff, certain free attractions are indisputably superior to others and, in many cases, completely outshine their un-free neighbors.
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Fourth of July Celebrations: Going Big For Independence Day in Five Small Towns

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 30th 2011 01:45 PM


It's the big Fourth of July celebrations that get all the ink. Sure, the fireworks and festivities in Boston, New York, and San Francisco are great, but there is more to America than a handful of big cities.
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Tokyo Leads List of World's Most Expensive Cities

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 10th 2011 10:30 AM


Japan comes at a premium. According to a study released Wednesday by the research firm Employment Conditions Abroad, four of the most expensive cities in the world are Japanese and Tokyo has defended its title of "Least Affordable Place on Earth."

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