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35 stunning places where the rich & famous holiday

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Part of the fun of having lots of money is getting to spend it on travel to luxurious destinations around the world. From snowy mountains to …

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50 of the world’s most beautiful underground places

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Hidden cities. Salt mine shrines. Skull-encrusted catacombs. Glowworm cathedrals. Quell your wanderlust by scrolling through this gallery of the world’s most beautiful underground places.  1. Batu …

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50 of the world’s most beautiful lakes

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These days we’re all dreaming about traveling again. Why do you love to travel? Is it about rare architecture or world-class museums? Food you’ve never tried …

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5 of the world’s scariest places

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A fascination with the unknown and a fear-induced rush of hormones drive many travelers to some of the most disturbing corners of the world. Sometimes this …

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The cost of driving versus flying

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Whether you’re heading to Vegas for a wild weekend adventure or trekking across the country to celebrate the holidays with your in-laws, chances are you spend …

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Great weekend trips in America’s 13 original colonies

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed travel: no more champagne on planes or karaoke on cruises, for now. But a U.S. road trip may be an option …

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Cities & states with the cleanest hotel rooms

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Booking a room in a hotel you aren’t familiar with can often be a gamble. Will it actually have the promised amenities? Will it be quiet? …

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The most dangerous highway for summer travel in every state

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Summer is usually the perfect opportunity to go on a long drive with the windows down and the radio on. With COVID-19 still surging in the …

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Here’s how empty America’s biggest airports are

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Air travel internationally and domestically came to a screeching halt in April due to the spread of COVID-19. Data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) …

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13 roadtrip essentials in the age of COVID-19

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This looks to be the year of the road trip. A recent FinanceBuzz survey revealed that COVID-19 has forced travelers to rethink their summer travel plans. And …

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Survey: Most Americans skipping vacations this summer

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Warm weather has arrived, and that means crowded pool parties, music festivals and summer vaca — oh, wait. Not this year! As the U.S. continues to …

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Take your beach vacation to the next level with this tech

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A day at the beach can help us unplug, and after the past few months it’s something everyone can use. Taking a day off doesn’t mean …

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This is the world’s oldest hotel

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If you like to travel you’ve probably stayed in some old hotels from the 18th and maybe even 17th centuries. But when it comes to the …

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Here’s how Google Maps can help you avoid COVID-19

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Google has updated its maps app to now show guidelines at the top when Covid-19 may impact how someone is traveling. Directions will now include, where possible, details …

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How to prepare now for post-COVID-19 travel

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of billions of people around the world, and changed the way we live, work, and play on a daily …

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9 national parks that are great for socially distant travel adventures

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According to a recent FinanceBuzz survey, over a quarter of Americans are opting for a road trip instead of flying this summer. So as you begin traveling again …

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Survey: Most Americans are canceling summer travel plans

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COVID-19 has changed many aspects of American life. Not only has the novel coronavirus left many people worried about their finances, but it’s also upended everything from …

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US tourist destinations most vulnerable to a COVID-19 slowdown

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the travel industry worldwide, and it’s unclear when travel and tourism will get back to normal. The consequences of a travel …

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11 amazing places you can visit without leaving your car

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Many of us won’t be jet-setting to any exotic (or even distant) locations this summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still take a trip. With …

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13 ways to make quarantine feel like a vacation

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Most of us have been stuck inside for more than a month now. We’re getting bored of TV and tired of phone conversations that start with …

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Here are the best ways to use your points and miles right now

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The coronavirus has caused a serious impact on nearly every facet of our lives. In particular, the travel/hospitality industry has been hit hard by the crisis. …

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25 trips people want to take once the pandemic is behind us

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Since the coronavirus crisis hit the United States in early 2020, the travel industry has slowed to a crawl. Not only have travel restrictions been enacted …

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25 great staycation ideas for the whole family

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While many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days and limiting our in-person interactions with others, that doesn’t mean we can’t …

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21 of the world’s most beautiful places to visit — once we can travel again

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If you love to travel, it’s likely the coronavirus shutdown across much of the world has you feeling a bit antsy. Even if you are a …

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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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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 …