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How to Travel Like a Flight Attendant

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

U.S. News decided to pick the brains of people who travel the most: flight attendants. We chatted with new and veteran flight attendants for tips on packing, overcoming jet lag and how to make the most of your destination.

Travel Goes 'Boom' in 2015 as Retirees Stay Active

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Susan Madden, 62, her husband and their dogs plan to travel via RV on five separate vacations in 2015, making the trek from their home in New Hampshire to warmer temps in Florida. The Maddens are just two of the many baby boomers who will make a similar journey in 2015, according to new survey results from AARP.

How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're not a business traveler, why should you care? Because this group of globe-trotters is changing the hospitality industry in a way that affects leisure travelers, too.

4 Ways to Prevent Your Miles From Expiring

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

A few hotel chains also offer no-expiration loyalty program points, but most airlines and hotels have timeframes that essentially force you to use your miles or forfeit their value.

Airfare Trends on the Rise in 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

According to a new report from Expedia, it's a great year to be a traveler. The report, released in December 2014 and co-produced with data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation, offers mostly encouraging news for travelers

Best Hotels in Mexico 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.29.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

U.S. News & World Report's travel editors combed through guest reviews, expert recommendations and industry accolades to determine the top places to stay in Mexico.

Best Hotels In The USA 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.29.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Quite a few newcomers cracked the top 10 list this year, thanks in part to their improved ratings among travelers and additional industry accolades.

5 Ways to Get a Deal on a Vacation Rental

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Staying in a rental home can be a smart way to save money, particularly when traveling as a family or with a group. But there is a strategy to ensuring you score a great deal. Here are five ways to keep more cash in your wallet when you're ready to book your stay.

How to Travel to Cuba

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how the recent decision will affect Americans traveling in Cuba, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

Orlando for Grown-Ups: Tips for Planning an Adults-Only Trip

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While you might not associate hour-long lines and hordes of children with romance, Orlando's theme parks can be enjoyed not only by kids, but also by the young at heart. From plush resort spas to sophisticated restaurants, here's how to plan a grown-up trip to the Theme Park Capital of the World.

Navigating the Landscape of Airline Loyalty Programs in 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Since the first program, American Airlines AAdvantage, was launched in 1981, nearly all airlines have rewarded their customers with miles based on the distance that they fly. The problem with this design is that distance bears no relation to cost.

Top Vacation Strategies for Families

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Anyone with kids has wondered if a weeklong vacation sleeping in the same room as a newborn or toddler can even be counted as a vacation. The fact is, when you have little kids, the word "vacation" tends to take on a whole new meaning.

Big Event Travel: 5 Reasons to Follow the Crowds

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.14.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you're hoping to see a city at its best, be apart of the excitement or enjoy once-in-a-lifetime activities, there are plenty of reasons to follow the crowds.

Do's and Don'ts for Booking Spring Break

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.07.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

A study from concluded that the best time to buy a domestic airline ticket is 54 days in advance. Depending on when your spring break falls, that sweet spot could be approaching faster than you think.

5 Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It can be easy to let fitness go by the wayside when you travel. After all, isn't that what vacation is for -- taking a break from your normal routine? But staying fit on the road doesn't have to be difficult.

How to Get Over Your Post-travel Blues

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Sometimes, you may find yourself as frustrated upon returning home as you were when you first immersed yourself in another culture. Welcome to the disorientation that is reverse culture shock. Here's what it is and how to overcome it.

6 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Earning And Redeeming Miles

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes.

5 Reasons to Travel More in 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Traveling somewhere exotic allows you to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and engage with your surroundings. And stepping outside your comfort zone helps raise cultural awareness and trigger self-discovery.

How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles undoubtedly come to mind.

How To Do Pricey Destinations On A Budget

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Some island destinations are so expensive that many travelers consider them out of reach. Places like the Maldives, French Polynesia, Santorini and Hawaii all come to mind.

Hassle-free Holiday Air Travel Tips

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Now that you've survived the dreaded Thanksgiving travel weekend, it's time to start preparing for the next busiest period: year-end travel.

7 Travel Websites Saving You Money While You Sleep

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

We all want to save money when we travel, but who has time to monitor the constant ups and downs of airfares, hotel rates and car rental prices?

Shop Your Way to Free Flights and Travel Perks

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While traveling is still the best way to redeem your loyalty rewards, it's become one of the least efficient ways to earn them. The trick is to use online shopping portals -- especially now, when gift-giving season is in full swing.

How to Recover From Weather Delays

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You've packed your bags, checked in online and arrived at the airport on time when you find out your flight is delayed -- indefinitely.

5 Caribbean Resorts Made for Families

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Planning a vacation that makes everyone in your family happy can be a challenge. Every family member has different hobbies and interests, and what constitutes "fun" can be entirely different from one person to the next. This is especially true when it comes to kids.