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Incredible Countries That Are Dirt Cheap to Visit Right This Second

You may be experiencing the overwhelming urge to take a vacation right now. You may also be experiencing the overwhelming urge to guard all your money in a cave like some kind of dragon, though dragons can fly, so money concerns don't really influence their travel plans.

But do you really have to choose between travel and fiscal responsibility? There are still plenty of countries where you can get bang for your hard-earned buck, and have the freedom of 1) not feeling chintzy while traveling or 2) suffering a broke-ass existence upon getting back. Splurge on the plane ticket, save up a bit of cash and just go.

Czech Republic

15 Most Romantic Getaways Around the World

 

Romantic getaways often mean candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, and pampering accommodations. But some destinations boast their own romantic je ne sais quoi—in places like Paris, Bali, and San Sebastian, there's just something in the air. From the cherry blossom-lined streets of Kyoto to sensual tango dancing in Buenos Aires, these are our picks for the world's 15 most romantic getaways.

How to Pack for a Winter Vacation

If you read travel publications and trawl the web for packing tips, you can find millions of words of sometimes commonsensical, sometimes scolding and generally somewhat vague advice on how to pack for a winter vacation. Don't pack too much stuff, dress in layers, pack a hat and gloves -- but you know all that stuff already.

To help convert general packing advice into a usable packing list, I have some tricks you can use to help figure out where to start. We're not talking about packing for a ski trip -- that is its own special challenge -- but most travelers should find these winter travel packing tactics simple, straightforward and useful for a more general vacation.

Hats -- the Secret to Staying Warm