The Klamath tribe of Oregon believes that Crater Lake was the site of a battle between the Chief of the Above World and the Chief of the Below World.
A venerable resident of London's Natural History Museum, popular with kids of all ages. (Viorel Dudau/Dreamstime.com) From peerless parks to hands-on-museums and refreshingly affordable food, these major European cities all say "welcome!
(Songquan Deng/Dreamstime) Let freedom ring! Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you’ll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?
(Annminina / Dreamstime.com) Istanbul—the only city in the world that straddles two continents—just took the No.
The sandwiches at Nerbone, at Florence's Central Market, have locals lining up—and you should too. But save room for gelato!
(Racorn/Dreamstime.com) Some of these local customs may strike outsiders as downright weird. But learning a bit of cultural etiquette, important phrases, and the absolute no-no's of any country you visit can save you not only embarrassment but also time and money!
(Lucidwaters/Dreamstime.com) Budget Travel has spoken to some chatty flight attendants—on condition of anonymity—to deliver the 411 on how to enjoy the comfiest, safest, and most delicious flight, not to mention getting extra help when you really need it.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of Budget Travel's best budget vacations for spring! (Courtesy Visit Myrtle Beach) Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!
The Norwegian Getaway is one of a new generation of mega-ships that are transforming cruising—and sparking price wars that can work in your favor!
Berlin, MD, is Budget Travel's Coolest Small Town 2014! (Courtesy Worcester County Tourism) Who wouldn’t want to live in the Coolest Small Town in America?
See the countries. (Dreamstime.com) Some places are just a downright hassle to visit. We'd never suggest you cross them off your list just because you have to jump through some bureaucratic hoops, but here's what you need to know before you go!
The incredible Bailong Elevator in China's Zhangjiaijie National Forest Park rises 1,070 fee up a sheer cliff.
(Edwin Fotheringham) C'mon. You know you want one. You've seen other folks ushered into first class, given the key to a hotel suite that's a lot bigger than the one they paid for, or peel out of the rental lot in a way hotter car than the one they can afford.
(Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham) Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic—and totally avoidable!
You may want to wait for protests to settle down before visiting Sanphet Prasat Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. (Dmitry Pichugin/Dreamstime.com) Sure, the world can be a dangerous place, but we're happy to report progress in some notorious trouble spots.
The Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine was built by railroad magnate Henry Flagler. (Courtesy Ebyabe/Wikimedia Commons) America's churches are just as intriguing as their European counterparts.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these classic regional treats from around the country. (Stephanie Adams) Ready for the ultimate American food odyssey?
Yum! The pizzeria near your hotel left a tempting flyer under your door. Sounds good, right? But did you know that the flyer could be a travel scam—and you're about to hand over your credit or debit card info to an identity thief?
Views of beautiful beaches, like this on in Maui, can be yours—just don't forget to bring your camera!
An NYC cabbie drives off with your valuables! Game over? Hardly. We've got fixes for this and other calamities that will help you cope when you're staring down the ultimate worst-case travel scenarios.