There is so much more you can do to make traveling go as smooth as possible without breaking the bank.
When you step up to a rental car counter, do you automatically anticipate an adversarial relationship with the agent? Lots of us do, and with some good reason: The fear that the agent will try to get us to pay for something we don't need -- or gouge us for something we do need -- is real and rental car companies do employ tricks for those purposes.
The key to off-peak adventures is picking the right time and place. Here, we've rounded up a roster of spots you'll actually want to go and where you'll definitely save a dollar or two.
Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.
In contrast to many European cities and capitals, in Moscow everything is always open and working virtually around the clock. You will always find a place where you can drink, eat, take a walk or go to the gym, even late at night.
Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts -- so we decided to honor and highlight the 15 cities you should absolutely see in your lifetime.
You can't miss going to Sintra. It's about a half hour train ride from Lisbon and the perfect destination for a day trip. Literally step into a fairytale land as you explore castles and gardens fit for kings and queens.
Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.
The cruise experts at Cruise Critic have named the best cruise lines of the year in the annual Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards -- naming the best of the best in 25 categories.
I was fortunate enough to spend a fair bit of the last year travelling - from Turkey to Italy, the UK, Canada, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Spain to Germany. Here's what I learned.
If you're looking for amazing hotel deals and discounts in South America, there are two countries in particular that hotel industry insiders know offer the best deals right now.
That thing called progress is finally coming to an island that has barely changed in the last fifty years, and there are some things you want to do in Cuba while you still can.
Apart from depriving yourself the chance to enhance your productivity and work performance, avoiding taking a break can lead to stress overload and other potentially damaging effects on your health, experts say.
We asked local St. Louis filmmaker Aaron Phillips to create a 'Locals Only' video for his hometown. Check out this Locals Only Mini-Documentary that gets to know the 'Gateway to the West' through a local lens. And be sure to check out Aaron's local guide below.
The arrival of crisp air means cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. Crackling fires and changing leaves too, and the choice way to enjoy those are with a weekend getaway to the country. Herein, 10 boutique retreats across North America ideal for autumn weather.
If the world stopped spinning at this very moment, could you honestly say you are satisfied with the way you are living your life? What aren't you doing because you are allowing fear to stand in the way? And what would you do differently if you knew you could not fail?