Are you ready to travel in the New Year, but not sure your wallet is quite as ready? Have no fear—our friends at have announced their top-ten budget-friendly travel destinations for 2010, and the list is exciting and diverse. The top-spots include: Portland, Las Vegas, Glacier National Park, Baja California, Mexico, Samaná Peninsula, D.R., Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Sydney and Hanoi. Moon offers travel guides to several of these wallet-friendly destinations.

Each year, the experts at BudgetTravel research industry news and trends and dive through mounds of data to determine the world’s new best-value destinations. To find out why their picks are more affordable than ever—and how to have fun once you get there—you can read the full article here.

There’s no better time to book your next adventure. When you do, make sure you return to for unique and budget-friendly trip ideas, informative blogs, maps and more. And don’t forget we’re giving away a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card to one lucky reader to help get you on your way. For a chance to win, all you need to do is sign up for our monthly e-newsletter by January 4th.