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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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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 …

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5 ways to experience the national parks on a budget

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If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation that gives you amazing memories, plenty of Instagram-worthy moments and the ability to DIY a trip based on your …

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These are the 10 best US beaches for summer 2019

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Wish you could laze on a beach under clear blue skies, soaking up some sunshine with crashing waves setting the soundtrack? It’s time to stop daydreaming …

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These cruises include an at-sea brewery

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American Craft Beer Week is May 13 to 19. Plus, now is the perfect time to set sail on a cruise. So why not combine the …

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9 adventure trips for every type of traveler—even you

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“Adventure” means different things to different people. To some of us, it’s about trekking in Patagonia, paragliding over the Andes, or rappelling off the Statue of …

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Cheap & free things to do in Panama City Beach, Fla.

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Aside from that beautiful beach, we’ve got some cheap, cheerful, and sometimes even free things to do in Panama City Beach. If you’ve yet to experience …

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How to stay safe in an Uber or Lyft

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Millions of people use ride services Uber and Lyft every week. It’s convenient and reliable. But every now and then a startling story comes out that …

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How to stay financially safe while traveling

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When Jamie Fox of Brooklyn, N.Y., traveled to Europe for the first time in 2005, her mom was a nervous wreck. To help alleviate her concerns, …

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How to travel around the world for $20 a day

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It was just after college that I bought a $2,000 ticket to travel around the world that allowed for stops in Central America, South America, New …

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This tropical island is full of cute rescue dogs

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With sandy white beaches, blue skies and luxury hotels, the Turks and Caicos islands are already a dream vacation destination for many people. However, one woman has made …

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3 cheap travel tips — no credit cards involved

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Travel hacking usually involves earning “reward points” using credit cards, which you then use to pay for travel. But because of my history of overspending with credit …

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This airline has a self-serve beer bar for passengers

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If you’ve ever taken a long-haul flight, you know the brief spark of excitement that flares when the food-and-drink carts come lumbering up the aisle. The …

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5 top tips for getting flight upgrades

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I’m very tight with my travel budget. As a freelancer, I have no company that will cover my business-trip costs. Given that, many people assume that I’m …

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7 times a travel agent really pays off

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Nadeen White, 48, has serious travel chops—she’s the award-winning Atlanta-based travel blogger behind The Sophisticated Life, and her guidebooks are Amazon bestsellers. But when booking travel, she …

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6 amazing mother-daughter trips to book now

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My mom is hands-down my favorite travel companion. We have a similar palate (thanks, genetics?), which makes splitting dishes easy. We both prefer an itinerary that isn’t …

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5 easy ways you can save enough for your summer vacation

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With the start of summer just a few months away, it’s time to stop daydreaming about a fun-filled vacation and begin setting aside money to make …

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Come & play at Sea World Orlando’s Sesame Street

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An interactive “Sesame Street” neighborhood is now open at SeaWorld Orlando, and it’s full of recognizable characters and scenes from the long-running children’s show. Image Credit: Sea …

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This new 4,000-mile trail will let people bike across the US on one path

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Here’s some warm weather dreaming that will help you dust off those winter blues. Imagine pedaling your bike along flat, wide trails on a pleasant summer …

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Best ‘spring break’ destinations for retirees

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While spring break getaways are typically associated with the college crowd and perhaps families with school age children, retired travelers also look forward to a memorable …

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Overrated spring break destinations & where to go instead

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If you’re thinking about planning a spring break vacation with your family, the first destinations that come to mind may be the most crowded. Both Disney …

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5 ways to stay safe on your spring break trip

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It’s spring break season, which means hordes of travelers will jet off to warmer destinations (like these popular ones).  But before you pack your bags, take …

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5 ways virtual reality can help you pick your next vacation

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Virtual reality is about to change the way you vacation. No, we’re not suggesting you make believe you’re in Belize or the Bahamas as you slap …

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The most inexpensive dates to fly in 2019

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For the average person airline prices can seem like an inscrutable black box, and it’s difficult to know when and where to travel to get the …

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Forget Bora Bora, these awesome overwater bungalows will be much closer

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If you love the idea of staying in a private overwater villa but dread a 20-hour flight to Bora Bora, you may be in luck. For …

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5 devices to keep you safe over spring break

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Spring break is a time to let loose and decompress for a few days before getting back to the grind. Traveling can sometimes bring a bit …

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5 cheap spring break destinations you’ll love

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Spring break signals the beginning of life, summer, and freedom from school. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. However, many of us are …

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How to find the best deals for end-of-winter travel

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It’s been a rough winter across much of the United States. The Polar Vortex. Mounds of snow in places that usually only see a light dusting …

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3 budget travel tips for a sweet vacation

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If you think you can’t afford a vacation, think again. You don’t have to spend an exorbitant amount of money on lavish resorts to have a good …

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7 easy ways to save on spring break travel

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It’s no secret that spring break is a popular time to travel — escaping the cold for a couple of days (or more) is appealing to …

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6 easy tips to book a super-cheap cruise

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A cheap cruise is our family’s favorite way to vacation. It takes a little bit of planning, but not nearly as much as a typical vacation. …

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How a cruise can help (or hurt) your budget

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The number of vacationers hopping aboard a cruise has increased steadily. In 2019 alone, 30 million people are expected to go on cruises, almost double the …