Even in the financially troubled publishing world, Budget Travel stands out among magazines having a bad year.
The 15-year-old magazine, which printed its last issue in October 2012, has spent 2013 fighting to survive in bankruptcy court. From Feb. 15 to March 23, its employees were not paid even as they continued to deliver updated travel tips for the Budget Travel website. And they received little recognition for their work; lawyers handling the bankruptcy case did not know that employees were still updating content.
But it appears that Budget Travel may be turning a corner.