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How to donate your airline points & miles to help others

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Frequent travelers often amass a large number of points and miles by using travel rewards credit cards. Sometimes, it can be difficult to use all of these …

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I canceled a dream trip over coronavirus. Should you?

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Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is on everyone’s mind lately, and if you have travel plans, you may be wondering what you should do about your upcoming trip. …

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Survey finds most Americans delaying travel over coronavirus

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Over the last few months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created shockwaves throughout the world. With over 3,000 deaths globally and nearly 120,000 infected at the time …

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17 of the world’s best destination cooking classes

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Holiday trips can be so much more than just travel, sightseeing and enjoying good food. Instead, you can get busy and dive into the core local …

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A full-time RVer’s tips for saving at RV parks

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Travel is a pretty personal topic — and everybody travels in their own style. While a lot of people love to fly and stay in hotels, …

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The pint-size nation off the English coast

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On Christmas Eve of 1966, Paddy Roy Bates, a retired British army major, drove a small boat with an outboard motor  seven miles off the coast …

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6 tips for keeping your sanity when weather delays wreck your travel plans

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Before we became full-time digital nomads, my wife and I avidly traveled for four years and never had any major travel hiccups. But once we turned …

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8 tips for getting the most from your travel rewards credit cards

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Six years ago, Taylor Whetstone, a 32-year-old nurse practitioner from Columbus, Ohio, started using a credit card to pay for gas because her employer would reimburse …

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8 tips for retirees who want to house sit abroad

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Linda and Tony Granaghan spent 10 days in December in Torre del Mar, a seaside resort town nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Nevada …

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43 incredible facts about Australia you may not believe are true

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Australia Day celebrations this year will take a decidedly solemn turn as residents around the country reflect on the devastating bushfires that have stunned the nation …

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13 unique, strange & outrageous events to travel for in 2020

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Traveling to see specific events around the world is an exciting way to get to know new destinations and experience unfamiliar cultures. With the new year soon approaching, …

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Will you need a new ID to travel this year?

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Millions of Americans still do not have a Real ID or even know what one is, which may affect their ability to fly. A study from …

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The ‘Real ID’ act goes into effect this year. Are you ready?

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It’s been a long and winding road, but the Real ID Act will become federal law Oct. 1, 2020. When that day arrives, all U.S. citizens …

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8 tips for making your travel rewards credit card work harder for you

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Six years ago, Taylor Whetstone, a 32-year-old nurse practitioner from Columbus, Ohio, started using a credit card to pay for gas because her employer would reimburse …

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This couple spent just $400 for a luxury trip to St. Kitts. Here’s how

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At FinanceBuzz, we love hearing success stories about people in our community being able to accomplish their travel goals by using points and miles. We hear …

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What if Santa used points & miles to travel on Christmas?

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It’s no secret Santa Claus is a pretty incredible guy. He’s able to impeccably catalog every single child’s name and wishlist all over the world. He …

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Are annual ski passes worth it? Here’s what to consider

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The winter months might be enough to keep some people indoors, but for others, there’s no better reason to be outside. With ski season fast-approaching, there’s …

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15 tips for making flying with kids easier

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It’s safe to say that the only people who worry more than passengers about flying with noisy kids are their parents. As frustrating as it is …

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Why don’t other countries tip in restaurants?

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While tipping may be a common practice in the United States, the same does not always hold true abroad. In many countries, tipping after a meal …

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7 ways to save on holiday travel this year

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Spending time with family over the holidays is priceless. For many, it’s well worth the time, effort and money spent traveling cross-country, just to spend a …

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10 reasons you should trade your luggage for a backpack

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As you head to the airport for your next adventure, look around at what other travelers are carrying with them. While wheeled suitcases still reign supreme, …

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10 places where you can pay for that perfect Instagram shot

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Whether you love it or hate it (or love to hate it), the world of selfies is here to stay. In fact, a FinanceBuzz study found …

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Want to travel the world for free? You can if you’re a man age 40-68

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Are you retired? Between 40 and 68? A man? A big fan of the rhumba? Then do I have a job for you.  Ten years ago, …

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Here’s what to pack for a long weekend getaway

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Whether you’re jetting off to Las Vegas for a long weekend, heading to a destination wedding, or simply traveling for business, you’ll want to make sure …

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6 things your travel agent doesn’t want you to know

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Travel agents have the challenging task of making your globetrotting dreams come true. It’s a job that involves regularly traveling the world to experience destinations, hotels and restaurants. …

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15 of the best travel destinations during ‘shoulder’ season

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Seasoned travelers know there’s nothing worse than finding themselves drowning in crowds of thousands of other tourists. Many people share a lot of the same time …

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The best bacon in every state

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Let’s be clear. This list of the best bacon in every state isn’t based on any type of scientific poll. The very notion that some group …

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25 airports with the worst delays (and what it means for your holiday travel)

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Between the weather, mechanical issues, missing crew, and air traffic control delays —  if you plan to travel by air, you’ll probably see “delayed” on the …

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8 disappointing tourist attractions we wouldn’t return to (even if it was free!)

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If your wish list of travel destinations just keeps on growing, you can’t afford to waste another vacation visiting overrated tourist attractions. We’ve all fallen into …

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7 secrets from a travel agent for picking your next vacation

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With the rise of companies like Expedia, Skyscanner and Hotels.com, it seemed as though travel agents might go the way of the dinosaur. But as the amount of …

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17 theme park holiday events that are totally worth the cost

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If you’re a theme park fan, you know the holidays are something special. Most parks decorate for the season or hold special events, offering new shows …

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12 tips for finding the cheapest flights to Europe

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It’s exciting to see another part of the world, and Europe is full of history and culture that’s well worth the long trip. But with high …

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7 budget-friendly countries you need to visit

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Not every budget has room for a grand tour of the most popular foreign destinations; yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t discover a new and unexpected …

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5 last-minute travel ideas to get the most out of summer

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Summer is winding down to a close, but there’s still time to squeeze out every last drop of fun and relaxation before the weather starts to …

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How to run your business while you’re on vacation

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Vacation time isn’t just an essential perk for many employees—business owners deserve a break, too! Vacations can be essential for revitalizing and de-stressing yourself, spending much-needed …

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How Mobile Passport can save you time at the airport

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It’s no secret that airports can be a chaotic and overwhelming experience for travelers. In its latest report, the U.S. Travel Association revealed that there were 79.6 million …

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The most dangerous highway for summer driving in every state

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Summer driving is an American tradition for vacation fun, but the season comes with a special set of highway hazards. With teen drivers out of school and …

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Connect your Bluetooth headphones to in-flight entertainment with these adapters

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Owners of Bluetooth headphones know the frustration of not being able to use them with an airplane’s in-flight entertainment system. But thankfully there is now a …

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13 ways your credit card can save you money while on vacation

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In need of a vacation? You’re not alone. According to the Harvard Business Review, 20 percent of American workers are engaged in their work but are at a …

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The most & least reliable US airlines of 2019

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Traveling is stressful. The long lines, expensive food and extensive security can be anxiety-inducing for any traveler — and that’s just the airport. There isn’t anything …

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Fun & frugal weekend getaways in every state

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As much as we all enjoy those week-long getaways, they aren’t something we can always do on a whim. Luckily, weekends make for great opportunities to …

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6 tips for a great getaway with your grandkids

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Linda and Bob Rosenberg of Piermont, New York, have five grandchildren, now ages 4, 9, 11, 12 and 15. When each of the older ones turned …

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4 times it makes sense to buy airline miles (or hotel points)

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If you’re part of an airline or hotel loyalty program, you likely get bombarded with email offers encouraging you to buy more points or miles. Some …

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13 expert safety tips to stay safe while boating this summer

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The arrival of summer and warm weather means putting on your captain’s hat and taking to the open water on boats. But like driving, boating is …

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No, it’s not in your head: Airports are making you spend more

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While you may have heard your parents wistfully remembering the good old days of airport travel when people bothered to dress up and smoking was still …

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What full-time travelers need to know about paying income taxes

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Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about saying goodbye to the nine-to-five grind and becoming a full-time traveler? The allure of an unencumbered life seems carefree, but …

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Here’s why airport food is so expensive

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Hunger can be especially costly at airports. Travelers often seen their carefully crafted vacation budget punctured by a case of the munchies. Even familiar favorites from …

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We rank the best & worst airports for flight delays

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As if there weren’t already a million good reasons why Hawaii is an amazing summer vacation destination, here’s another one: It’s really unlikely your flight will …

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Travelers prefer this hotel perk (plus tips on how to get it for free)

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When you’re traveling, it’s important to choose your hotel wisely. Not only does that ensure a comfortable place to sleep, but where you stay can also …

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This was the most successful amusement park before WWII

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You wouldn’t know it from the vibrancy of these pictures, showing the vast array of people enjoying the many and varied pleasures of New York’s Coney …