Budget Travel

When done well, budget travel has little to do with sacrifice or compromise and a lot to do with inventiveness and flexibility. While budgets, regardless of size, do determine the variety of choices available during a journey, they don’t have to determine that journey’s scope. In reality, any trip is as wide as you can imagine it. Travel + Leisure knows that a little extra effort pays a lot in dividends when it comes to budget travel. Its editors and contributors look for the best values, the smartest splurges, and the easiest cost-saving measures.


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15 Places You Can Stay for Free Around the World

Traveling the world can get pricey, which is why it’s great when you can find free accommodation. Whether you’re looking to hike through America’s national parks or score a night at a luxury hotel, there are some ways you can do it all for free. From owl-shaped cabins to art-centric hotels, here are 15 places around the globe that offer a free stay.

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22 Gifts That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

Whether you're in need of a birthday gift or something sweet to celebrate an upcoming holiday, our editors are here help you (and your paycheck) find a gift that's in your price range without sacrificing looks or luxury.  Below, you’ll find our guide to gifts that look like they cost an arm and a leg — but won’t break the bank. We’ve thought of all kinds of knick-knacks for your globetrotting family and friends, like stylish travel accessories (think sleek passport cases and eye masks), on-the-go beauty products (hello, Chanel lip gloss), comfy travel shoes, cozy blankets, and much more. No matter the cost, they will love unwrapping these items. Related:25 Travel Gift Ideas Under $25 This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? To make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list, from the coffee connoisseurs to the royal family superfans. Below, our picks for thoughtful presents that won’t empty your wallet.