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2011's Cheap Travel Destinations: Go Big on a Budget

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Feb 16th 2011 11:00 AM
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If you can't make it to the big destination of your dreams this year, don't worry, there are plenty of cheap travel destinations that will give you the same thrills and chills for much less. Whether you're looking for a foodie haven, an urban metropolis, or a beach bum paradise, you'll save big bucks with fantastic but often overlooked spots. So prepare to get away on just a little bit of moolah; here are our top 3 cheap travel destinations.
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Top Ten North American Adult-Only Getaways

by Jordan Simon. Posted Oct 21st 2009 12:56 PM

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Once upon a time, certain Club Meds, promising that alluring "antidote to civilization" were the sole refuge for couples or singles seeking childfree frolics. But today numerous retreats, romantic to racy, offer ooh-la-lasciviousness (we've focused on North American getaways but international options abound from Fiji to the Greek Isles). Many top-notch all-inclusive chains like Sandals now impose age limits, while some historic B&Bs don't want to risk great-great-great-grandma's Chippendale chairs.
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Best Places To Relax in the U.S.

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Sep 29th 2009 06:05 PM

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With school and work schedules on overdrive as Summer shifts into Fall, it's easy to forget about the need to take a break. But don't head into winter without an escape plan in place--before you know it the holidays will be here and you'll be feeling the stress in body and mind. Carve out time between now and February for some healing R&R. After all, research shows that relaxation has some pretty significant health benefits, including improving immune function and lowering blood pressure.
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Weekend Getaways for Budget Travel

by Patrick Batu. Posted Jun 1st 2009 05:19 PM
Quick weekend getaways are one of the best trips to plan and take. Gone are the hassles of making major plans and arrangements plus it's easier on your wallet. Just take a look at what areas are a short drive away; pack up the vehicle or your weekend duffle bag and enjoy a little time away from the everyday stress and routine. There are many types of weekend getaways to enjoy. There's everything from romantic, adventurous, beach or family friendly. It's amazing how a quick and short weekend getaway can really change your mood and get you back into your groove.
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Long Weekend Getaways within the United States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 1st 2009 12:58 PM

Your employer gives you, what, ten lousy vacation days a year? No wonder we find ourselves working so insanely hard to make those precious three-day weekends really count. When warm weather finally rolls around, that urge is tripled. So, to help you make the absolute most out of summer Fridays (or Mondays), we've compiled a list of getaways that are close, quick, and a cinch to plan. All are easily reached via hub airports with loads of nonstop flights; we've even included their codes to make it faster to search for fares.
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