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Mark Kahler
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Exploring the United Kingdom

From Edinburgh to Brighton and London to Belfast, the United Kingdom offers a wealth of travel opportunities. Costs can be high, but with proper planning, a budget trip to the U.K. can be affordable and rewarding.

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Ireland on a Budget

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Ireland is emerging as one of Europe's most popular destinations. Take a look at how a trip to the Emerald Isle can be affordable.

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Deals for the Week of April 21

Saturday April 19, 2014

Here's the latest list of 10 travel deals for this week. Many of these links lead to offers with a very limited shelf life, so if you're interested, act quickly. But don't act so quickly that you miss the fine print. Spring Travel Deals aren't quite so fleeting, and are also worth a look. Among this week's deals: a pair of airfare sales, as well as discount codes for hotel bookings and Disney visits.

All-Inclusive Pricing or Hotel-Only?

Saturday April 19, 2014

As you search for a room at a resort in many parts of the world, you'll discover properties that want to sell you more than merely a place to sleep.

All-inclusive pricing is growing in popularity. Naturally, the terms of these deals will vary greatly by destination. At the very least, they cover the room rate and most or your dining. Sometimes there is more included, such as recreational activities, tours or special programs.

These offers sometimes make sense for budget travelers. But there are cases where the only advantage goes to the resort. They simply take a greater share of your travel budget.

Approach any all-inclusive pricing offer as a negotiation. As such, you must decide if the benefits of such an arrangement are strongly in your favor.

Think about questions to ask about all-inclusive pricing and be prepared to explore this possibility on your next trip.

Top Vacation Spots in the South

Sunday April 13, 2014

As you plan summer budget travel, don't overlook the southern U.S. It offers some incredible vacation spots.

Naturally, it's possible to overspend in these places. But with some careful planning, the South can be quite kind to your travel budget.

Take a look at some top vacation spots in the South.

Deals for the Week of April 14

Sunday April 13, 2014

Here's the latest list of 10 travel deals for this week. Many of these links lead to offers with a very limited shelf life, so if you're interested, act quickly. But don't act so quickly that you miss the fine print. Spring Travel Deals aren't quite so fleeting, and are also worth a look. Among this week's deals: discounts on France Rail Passes, a sale on beach vacation packages and an offer for taking a long weekend getaway.

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