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Courtney Scott
Courtney Scott is the senior editor and on-air spokesperson for Travelocity and a Roaming Gnome at heart. She began her love for television at MTV Networks but escaped her cubicle in 2007 and moved to Italy on a solo mission. Since then she's been circling the globe sharing travel and foodie tips, tales and mishaps with outlets like CNN, The Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Bootsnall, among others. As senior editor for Travelocity she serves as an essential resource for travel advice, current events, trends and data analysis. Read her writing and watch her videos on Travelocity's blog, The Window Seat.
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Entries by Courtney Scott

10 Caribbean Adventures in the U.S. Virgin Islands

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 9:19 AM

As I write this post from my favorite coffee shop in New York City, a.k.a. the frozen tundra, I'm bundled up in two pairs of socks and a wool sweater, my hands heated by an extra hot latte. Today, it's 15 degrees in New York City, and 85...

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Thanskgiving Could be a Travel Nightmare

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 9:56 AM


We all have the best intentions for a stress-free Thanksgiving holiday, but let's face it, things rarely go as planned. Airlines for America reports that more than 25.1 million passengers are expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday, the largest...

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Top 5 Ghastly Halloween Getaways

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 7:10 AM

Halloween is upon us and there's nothing many Americans love more than a good scare! Unnerving tales of witches, haunted mansions and lost souls can be found in cities across the U.S. Whether you prefer to partake in an eerie reenactment of history, a tour through a spooky graveyard or...

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5 Must-Do Colombian Experiences (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:18 PM

For decades, authors, artists and filmmakers have used Colombia as a muse for creative masterpieces: works of art like Botero's 'Horse' and Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Now, with more international direct flights than ever, a new influx of travelers is getting to experience the magical...

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Travel Pink in October: Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 1:28 PM

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets underway, the travel industry is giving you a chance to contribute to the cure when you stay in certain hotels and purchase special pink-themed items and experiences. Here's a round-up of how your October travels can give back:

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Travelocity's Top 10 Memorial Day Destinations of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 9:00 AM

There's a glimmer of hope for air travelers this Memorial Day weekend. According to Travelocity booking data, domestic fares are finally down two percent, after experiencing a steady increase over the past three years. You can expect to pay an average of $341 on a round...

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Italy Travel: Seven Places Off The Tourist Map

(39) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:10 AM

, Florence, Venice, and Naples -- these are the destinations where a first-time visitor to Italy dreams of traveling, and rightly so. You could spend your entire vacation in any one of these magnificent cultural...

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Top 10 Best Cruise Shore Excursions In 2013

(2) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 6:00 AM

Welcome to wave season, when most of the major cruise lines slash cruise prices to insanely good deals, like up to 65% off! This year, many of the big guns are sweetening the pot with cash-back bonuses to spend on once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions. From volunteering in Thailand, to...

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VIDEO: Exploring Lisbon's Magic Moments In A Vintage Sidecar

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 6:00 AM

On my first visit to Lisbon, Portugal, I jumped in a vintage sidecar and raced around town capturing slice of life moments from Bairro Alto, Alfama, Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade and Marquess of Pombal Square.

Here are my favorite little moments from one very special city.

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5 Travel Resolution Solutions

(38) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 6:00 AM

This week most us will resolve to do something new, different or better. I hope to spend less time tied to my laptop and more time exploring my own city and visiting friends and family around the world.

As I was thinking about my own travel resolution, I realize that...

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5 Must-See Stores in Amsterdam

(4) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 5:30 AM

I'm having an ongoing love affair with Europe. This is no secret. Until last month, I didn't think any European place could come between me and my number one -- Italy. But then I decided to pay a visit to Amsterdam, and the game changed. Why do I love Amsterdam?...

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Travelocity's Top 10 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

(7) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 6:00 AM

It's the busiest time of the year, and we're all trying our very best to get home for turkey dinner without too much stress and strain. But as we know, sometimes things don't go according to plan.

Whether you're trying to smuggle a frozen turkey in your purse or find a...

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Top 10 Dream Hotel Deals Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 8:24 AM

One of the best times to travel to the world's dreamiest destinations is right now, during the last few weeks of shoulder season. The travel industry has coined shoulder season as the period between high and low season, and what it means for you is smaller crowds, lovely weather and...

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Top 10 Labor Day Eats On A Minimum-Wage Budget

(4) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 7:00 AM

One of the most enticing aspects of travel is the chance to dine on some of the finest dishes in town. But a rich dining experience doesn't mean you have to be rich. While the cost of travel is up four percent this Labor Day, and the cost...

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5 Get-Fit Summer Getaways (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Here we are, about halfway through bikini season, and the effects of boozy weekend barbeques are starting to take shape.

If you haven't planned your summer getaway yet, why not think about a vacation where the sole purpose is getting your body back in gear?

Here are five hotels where...

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East Village's New Extra Place

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 1:23 PM

When CBGB was at its prime, Extra Place was the back alley where questionable things went down and music legends made fast getaways. Fast forward to today, and Extra Place, which begins on the corner of 1st Street in the East Village, is still thriving with music, fashion...

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