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The Secret Flight Search Site Savvy Travelers Use

ITA Flight Matrix might be the best flight search service you've never heard of. Learn how to use it to find the cheapest airfare anywhere.

10 Things You're Paying Too Much for When You Travel (and How to Pay Less)

With all the hassles of travel, it's easy to get nickel and dimed. Look for these common overcharges and learn how to get the same service for less.

10 Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets

Airfare isn't cheap, and it's rarely free. But if you can be flexible with your travel plans and know whom to ask (and how), you really can fly for free.

20 Secrets of Last-Minute Travel

If you have the urge to roam, but don't care too much about where you wind up, these planning tips will get you there cheap, wherever "there" happens to be.

Make Your Escape With These 14 Affordable Weekend Getaways

Travel is a great way to unwind and gain some fresh perspective. Get both, without spending a lot of money (nor precious vacation days), with a quick weekend away from home.

9 Fun and Affordable Vacation Ideas

Are your vacation plans stressing you and your budget? Consider some frugal alternatives for plenty of fun and relaxation that won't require overtime to cover it.

15 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

You can extend your stay and deepen your experience by hustling up side jobs (or even full-time gigs) while you roam. Here's how to do it.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Vacation Package

Whether you're looking for an all-inclusive vacation package or a bulk vacation package, ask yourself (and the provider) these six questions.

5 Reasons to Travel Off the Beaten Path

Want to travel without the hassle and the expense? Explore the road less traveled for privacy, peace of mind, and cheap fun.

8 Great, Cheap Summer Vacations

Don't let your summer vacation empty your wallet. Whether you're looking for excitement or relaxation, try one of these frugal getaways.

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

For the last five years, one writer has traveled full-time on the cheap. Discover how she did it, and how you can too.

How to Book an Amazing Cheap Vacation Package

Vacation packages can be one of the best ways to get away on the cheap — if you know the right tricks. Discover how to book a trip you'll love for less.

How to Buy and Sell Airline Miles

Frequent flyer miles are great, but you can't always use them when you need them. Learn how to buy, sell, and otherwise make use of your airline miles.

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

5 Cheap International Vacation Destinations

These budget vacation destinations provide all of the culture and scenery you crave from international travel without the cost of big-name spots.

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Seattle

Seattle's natural beauty and mild weather make it a fairly easy city to enjoy. Here are some of Seattle's local attractions that cost under $5 per person.