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Unexpected Expert Travel Tips

Unexpected Expert Travel Tips

Wouldn't it be nice, before every trip, to call up an expert and get her advice on what to pack or how to upgrade to first class? Well, we can't promise a phone chat, but we…

Spring Travel Ideas and What to Pack

Spring Travel Ideas and What to Pack

There’s nothing better than a spring getaway to lift your spirits after the long winter we’ve had, and it’s a great time to travel: airfares to Europe are generally cheaper than during the high…

Make Airport Travel Easier

Make Airport Travel Easier

There’s a lot to dislike about the modern airport experience, and a lot of it is simply out of our control — security screenings, flight delays and cancellations, the people who insist on loudly subjecting the entire gate…

How to Stay Safe Traveling

How to Stay Safe Traveling

I like to think of the lead-up time to a vacation as the “honeymoon phase”: dreamily perusing guidebooks and making lists of the must-sees I’ll be touring in some beautiful, foreign locale. This is…

A Carry-on Is All You Need

A Carry-on Is All You Need

“It’s so liberating, it’s…it’s like going commando!” This is what my friend Liz whispered to me as we breezed past jet lagged travelers crowded around the baggage arrival carousel at…

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Traveling is a great way to relax, and you don’t always have to hop on a plane to go on a trip. Try embarking on an adventure in your part of the woods to save money. Summer weekends are…

9 Top U.S. Road Trips

9 Top U.S. Road Trips

Gas prices be darned, driving is still the most popular way to get around–and often the cheapest. No surprise then that more than 34 million people are expected to hit the road next week for the July 4 holiday…

8 Travel Apps That Will Save You Money

8 Travel Apps That Will Save You Money

Spring is prime vacation season (yesss!). But that doesn’t mean you need to pay top dollar to travel. There are apps that can help you save on everything from hotels to currency exchanges—they’re so efficient…

Travel in Style

Travel in Style

I’m the queen of Internet research, but faced with putting together a once-in-a-lifetime family trip to Africa—five million Google hits for “safari”!—I knew I was outmatched.
When I asked…

Don’t Hoard Loyalty Points

Don’t Hoard Loyalty Points

Or you could lose
Psyched about all the frequent flyer miles you’ve managed to hoard? You’re not alone—by some estimates, there are more than 15 trillion frequent flyer miles outstanding.
But it’s…

You NEED Another Vacay. Really.

You NEED Another Vacay. Really.

Don’t fall into the typical New Year’s trap and resolve to eat healthier and exercise more regularly (been there, haven’t done that, right?).  Instead, get something far more valuable out of 2013:
Commit…

Insider’s Guide to Luxe Stays for Less

Insider’s Guide to Luxe Stays for Less

Don’t let the misguided reputation of house swaps—budget friendly but you never-know-what-you’ll get!—deter you from exploring the luxurious side of this amazing travel opportunity.My family and I have…

The Best Caribbean Getaway You’ve Never Heard Of

The Best Caribbean Getaway You’ve Never Heard Of

Want to pack as much style and culture into your vacation as possible–not to mention a few dips in the Caribbean? Consider Cartagena, a stunning cultural mecca on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Cancun is overplayed, Buenos Aires is…

Getting Away From It All

Getting Away From It All

Do you ever dream about really going off the grid—no cell phone, no Wi-Fi, no flatscreen TV? You don’t have to rent a private island, or  commit to a yoga retreat (especially if you…

A Pro Sweetens Your Trip

A Pro Sweetens Your Trip

I’m a diehard DIY traveler—until a travel agent saved me almost $400 on a recent flight to Ghana.
The unexpected discount made me realize I’d been missing out on an obvious (if old-school…

How to Take the Time Off You’ve Earned

How to Take the Time Off You’ve Earned

When it comes to vacation days, a lot of people are more talk than walk. We say we’re dying for a break from work. But according to Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation survey, in 2012 the average…