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8 Most Affordable Beach Towns in Mexico

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Looking for a quick beach getaway? These gorgeous seaside towns in Mexico offer the most bang for your buck.

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6 Amazing Volunteer Programs Around the World

Looking to tie a little volunteerism into your travels? These locations all over the world offer fun and fulfilling opportunities to make a difference.

How I've Scored Free Travel for 5 Years Straight

I haven't paid for hotels or flights in over five years, and I've traveled all over the world. Here's my secret.

Ask the Readers: How Will You Prep Your Home for Winter?

Tell us how you'll prep your home for winter and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Do a Reconnaissance Trip Before Retiring Overseas

Thinking of retiring overseas? Do a thorough test trip before you make that big move.

How a Family of 4 Can Visit Hawaii for $1,000 or Less

Hawaii may be beautiful, but it's far from the mainland and expensive to visit. These tips can help you plan a Hawaiian vacation for $1,000 or less.

7 Affordable Cities for a Craft Beer Road Trip

If you want to try the best craft beers America has to offer, hit the road and head to these seven cities.

6 Ways to Automate Credit Card Payments and Rewards

Make your credit card rewards work for you by automating them, as well as your monthly payments so you never have to pay a late fee.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Shortcuts for Meal Prep?

Tell us your shortcuts for meal prep and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

This Is When It Pays to Stay Loyal to a Rewards Credit Card

Staying loyal to a particular rewards credit card can be risky, but it can also pay off if you know how to play the game. This is how to win.

10 Must-See Museums in the U.S.

If you're looking for the perfect blend of culture and history, these 10 museums in the U.S. will blow your mind.

5 Unforgettable Train Trips Across the U.S.

If you're looking for a unique getaway that you'll never forget, hop on one of these trains and enjoy the view.

6 Safe Places to Visit in South America

These South American destinations are beautiful, affordable, and safer to visit than you might think.

When Airline Miles Aren't Worth the Effort

Frequent flyer programs may be lucrative if you earn enough miles, but they can also be a pain. Learn when they aren't worth your time.

6 Breathtaking Fall Foliage Drives to Take This Year

Looking to gaze upon the bright, rich colors of autumn? Hit the road and take in the fall foliage on these drives.

6 Relaxing, Affordable Hot Springs You Can Visit This Fall

If you're looking for a fall getaway that'll keep your soul soothed all through the winter, head to any of these relaxing hot springs in the U.S.

How to Travel Across the U.S. on a Budget

You don't need to be a millionaire to see the best sights America has to offer. In fact, you can travel across the U.S. on budget and still have a blast.

4 Financial Steps to Take if You Want to Be a Digital Nomad

Before you pursue the digital nomad lifestyle, make these money moves first.

The 5 Best Wireless Chargers

Keeping your phone charged all day isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these wireless chargers and your phone will never run out of juice.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before You Travel Abroad

International travel requires a lot of research and planning beyond how to pack and which excursions to book. This checklist can help you prepare financially for your trip.

What to Expect on Your First Cruise

First time heading out on the high seas? Don't stress. Here's what you can expect on your maiden voyage.