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5 Things Every Smart Traveler Should Do This Month

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

2. Save 25 percent on Memorial Weekend flights. Fly on Saturday morning (instead of Friday) and return on Tuesday (rather than Monday). While holiday-weekend airfares are rising, they're still probably cheaper than the high domestic summer fares that will kick in around June 8.

Touring in the Cold: What Travelers From Mild Climates Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

I've learned a few things about how to keep exploring comfortably and safely instead of shivering into the hotel or cruise sauna for half the vacation. So pull off your gloves, cozy up with a steaming drink, and take note.

The Spiritual Traveler (Or How to Make It Through Your Trip Without Going Nuts)

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Have you ever noticed that despite being a spiritual person -- or a good person -- it all goes out the window when you hit that airport security line? Perhaps that's what airports were designed for: to test your spiritual mettle.

Gay American Travelers: Your Government Has Your Back

Billy Kolber | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

There's never been a better time to be a gay traveler. The Bureau of Consular Affairs is making sure that U.S. citizens have access to accurate and current LGBT-specific information when planning overseas travel.

Keeping Travel Fun: Preventing Crime On Vacation

Patricia Rust | Posted 03.28.2012 | Travel
Patricia Rust

You want to have the time of your life on your vacation with no hassles -- or at least as few as possible -- and the last thing you need is a robbery or theft. Here are some useful tips I've collected on my recent travels.

Hotel Checklist: Do You Know What's In Your Room?

Carolyn W. Paddock | Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel
Carolyn W. Paddock

When I give people my "hotel room to-do check list," they often act a bit surprised. That's when I decided to ask a few of my frequent flyer friends to see what they do when they first get to their room.

10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having t...