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6 Tips for Spending Less on Skiing

6 Tips for Spending Less on Skiing

Photo Source: Whiteface Lake Placid
At some ski resorts, adult lift tickets can top $100. Add in gear rentals, lodging and après-ski cocktails, and you’re talking several hundred bucks a day to slide down a…

$1 trillion joke?… Disney magic…& more

$1 trillion joke?… Disney magic…& more

It’s payback time. It sounds like a joke. A little-known loophole could permit the Treasury to mint a $1 trillion platinum coin (or coins)—which the president could then use to pay off part of the…

Start Planning Next Summer Now

Start Planning Next Summer Now

Studies show that it’s not just your vacation time that makes you happy—it’s all the anticipation beforehand. Lesson: Ditch those end-o’-summer blues by planning your next getaway(s) now.
 

Think…

A New Way to Travel Light

A New Way to Travel Light

You’ve seen those people at the airport—the ones who look cool, collected, and weirdly luggage free. Want to know their secret? They ship their bags. Given what airlines are charging for checked baggage these days, you…

Last-Minute Deals on Trips

Last-Minute Deals on Trips

Summer is waning, but there’s still time to plan a delicious last-minute trip, thanks to these travel deal sites.

Sniqueaway’s claim to fame is that they mine TripAdvisor reviews to offer you great deals at…

Vacation Makes Your Biz Better

Vacation Makes Your Biz Better

Confession: As a career-preneur, I rarely take a vacation. I travel constantly, but I’m always working. And it’s bad—for me and for my business. I’m writing this as much for you as a declaration…

Enjoy the Outdoors—Really

Enjoy the Outdoors—Really

Photo Source: The Resort at Paws Up
Imagine all the things you like about camping. All two of them: fresh air and gorgeous hikes.
Now add an outdoor shower, luxurious tents or cabins, chef-prepared meals, maybe even a butler…

Two Sites to Make Any Trip Better

Two Sites to Make Any Trip Better

Don’t you hate booking an ocean-view bungalow—only to discover you need binoculars to see the “view”? Use these two sources to get the inside scoop on what your hotel will really deliver:

Yelp…

Relax at a Monastery

Relax at a Monastery

Abbey of New Clairvaux | Photo Source: www.newclairvaux.org
Thinking about what it’d be like to really unwind—no cell phone, no Wi-Fi, no flatscreen TV? For your next vacation, go Zen with a monastery stay…

How To Rack Up Serious Miles

How To Rack Up Serious Miles

We can’t tell you which travel credit card is best for you. (Sorry, we have a word count to stick to.)
 But we can help you rack up more points—on any card—with one…

Find Your Best Hotel Rewards

Find Your Best Hotel Rewards

Driving yourself crazy trying to figure out which hotel loyalty program is “best”? Stop the madness, woman. We’re talking vacay here.
 
While each program’s details vary, the differences aren’t huge. Choose…

Three Budget-Happy Summer Outings

Three Budget-Happy Summer Outings

In case you want to do more this summer than eat crushed ice in front of a fan, here are some ways to enjoy classic summer outings without scorching your wallet.
 
Baseball! Even the nosebleed seats at a…

A Sweet Retreat

A Sweet Retreat

You hate to admit it, but vacations can be stressful. To get more from your next getaway, try a small-group escape that melds luxury, culture, and fitness—the perfect investment in total well-being.
 

 
Escape to…

Get Through Airport Security Faster

Get Through Airport Security Faster

How much do you hate standing barefoot and beltless in an airport security line, waiting to submit to inspection by a “porno scanner”?
 
Now you can “upgrade” to a new express route through security, bypassing…

Best Travel Rewards Cards

Best Travel Rewards Cards

‘Tis the season to rack up some serious travel rewards points. Just make sure your card matches your spending style, says card expert Beverly Harzog. 
 
If you…want a straightforward, high-yield program: Go with the Capital…

Get More Points in Your Favor

Get More Points in Your Favor

Frequent flyer miles. Hotel rewards. Credit card points. The more you have, the more perks you get. To amass as many points as possible, Brian Kelley, a.k.a. The Points Guy, shared some insider tips.

Earn while…

New Rules Make Airfares Clear

New Rules Make Airfares Clear

Women tend to be the travel agents of the family (among other roles), so when the comparison-shopping game changes, you need to know. Today, you can say goodbye to misleading ticket prices. According to new Department of Transportation rules…

3 Ways to Ease Travel Stress

3 Ways to Ease Travel Stress

Whenever you travel, especially around the holidays, keep a few stress relievers up your sleeve:
 

Emergency exits. When a family visit goes sour, or a canceled flight leaves you stranded, take heart. Smartphone app HotelTonight offers rooms at up…

What If the Holiday of Your Dreams Came True?

What If the Holiday of Your Dreams Came True?

Every year you hope and plan for the best possible holiday. And every year (it seems) it never quite works out—whether it’s due to expensive flights, mad work hours, family pressure, not enough money, or all…