With only a week or two to spend on your vacation trip, do you really want to spend it in a generic hotel? To get away from the routine and out of the tourist zone, check out these funky, cost-effective alternatives.
Three weeks after it began, Occupy Wall Street is getting its second wind, with a wave of celebrity support, and linked protests popping up in other cities. But camping out in Manhattan is getting logistically ever more complex: How long can Occupy Wall Street continue to actually occupy Wall Street?
Summer music festivals offer a fun way to hear the country's best bands, but between tickets, travel, food and accommodations, they aren't cheap. So we asked directors and promoters of some of the summer's top events for their favorite penny-pinching tips for festival-goers.