Posts about ‘Family’

Washington D.C. is our nation’s capital and a living, breathing symbol of freedom as well. With its elegant monuments and extensive museum exhibits, this destination can also be considered the capital of free things to do. Add in a poppin’ night-life scene and a mixture of cultures, and you have a perfect cheap destination for the [read more…]

Museums are educational, entertaining and a great way to spend an unexpectedly rainy day when you are in a new city. When you can get into those museums for free, well, that’s just the cherry on top. Here are seven of the best free museums to check out on your next trip. 21C Museum Hotel 700 [read more…]

Labor Day weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer, but it should be by no means depressing! That extra day off gives us a chance to squeeze in one more summer vacay, filled with barbecues, fireworks and plenty of All-American goodness. It’s a time to get outside, to explore, to cook out, to see a [read more…]

Just the mention of Orlando may have you seeing dollar signs. But you don’t need a magic wand to find a reasonably priced hotel in O-town. Try these affordable but cool Orlando hotels for a getaway that won’t feel at all like a budget trip. *Note: All prices are taken from random weekday, one-night stays in September. B [read more…]

While the classics are classics for a reason, there’s something to be said for those off-the-beaten path gems that could be the next big thing. Since we like to keep our finger on the pulse of travel, we’ve hand-picked 30 up-and-coming destinations to watch over the next 30 years—in celebration of our own, proud 30th birthday. Zion National [read more…]

Take me out to the ballgame…all over the world! International baseball is a very real phenomenon, and one that’s more popular than you might think. Here are a few other cities whose passion for sunny summer days, stealing home, and curveballs would rival that of any U.S. city. Toronto, Canada   Yes folks, Toronto loves to play [read more…]

America’s purple mountain majesties may be gorgeous all year round, but they seem to get the most buzz during winter, when the slopes are covered in fine powder. But a warm-weather mountain getaway has a whole boatload of benefits, up to and including not freezing your face off while you explore. Oh, and did we mention the [read more…]

Sometimes the best and cheapest (re: free) way to enjoy a nice day in a new city is via its public spaces. Here are some of the best city parks around these great United States. Central Park, New York City Of course Central Park makes our list! Not only is Manhattan’s Central Park arguably the most famous [read more…]

When you’re in a new city and hungry for a way to explore and snack on a budget, there’s no beating the humble (or not-so-humble!) American hot dog. Grab one of these tasty sausage sandwiches, which are undoubtedly among the best hot dogs in the country, and fill yourself up without breaking the bank. Portillo’s [read more…]

Been fantasizing about a European getaway? Daydreaming about walking cobbled streets with gelato in-hand? You don’t need to smash your piggy bank—these closer-to-home North American destinations look like quaint European villages. Another bonus: no 14-hour flight across the ocean required. Experience Bavaria in Leavenworth, WA You could go to Germany…or you could take a quick [read more…]