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7 Must Have Items That Are Sure to Spice up Your Vacation Anywhere

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.27.2016 | Travel
Toby Nwazor

Credit Here's the drill: it's 2016, and summer is around the corner. If you're thinking of travelling, now is the time to try something different f...

10 Weekend Trips To Take This Spring

Refinery29 | Posted 03.30.2016 | Travel

PHOTO: PATRICK FRILET/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK. The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and April is the perfect time to take a qu...

10 Cities To Visit If You Want To Live Like A Local

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.18.2016 | Travel

So you've just booked your trip to Rome, but have you decided where exactly you plan to stay? Airbnb has some ideas, and is giving us yet another reas...

Instagram Wants It To Be Summer Again With #TakeMeBack

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel

Autumn is in full swing and while some of us are reveling in the crisp air, falling leaves and hot lattes, some of us just wish we were lying on the b...

The Most Pinned Travel Destinations Are...

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

Dreaming of car rides through Italy, or eating the world's greatest street food in Vietnam? Oh, Pinterest knows. The site released a list of the most...

8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

Budget Travel | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel
Budget Travel

Now, I'm sharing my own tips with the hope that they might inspire those of you who are thinking of hitting the open road alone to take the first step. Chances are you won't regret it. Here's why.

5 Best Family Trips for Presidents' Day Weekend

MiniTime | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel

A number of school districts around the country even give the kids the whole week off now, offering you the chance to turn a three-day jaunt into a real vacation.

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Cheapflights | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel

Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.

The 10 Best Cities In America

PureWow | Posted 01.01.2015 | Travel

From the "smartest," and "fittest" to the "best place to meet single men." PureWow ranks the 10 best cities in America. Did your hometown make the cut?

World's Most Beautiful Bike Trails

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel

Cycling vacations aren't just for top-tier athletes. Many of the world's most beautiful bike trails take in the countryside on gentle paths that favor scenery over strenuous pedaling. Bonus: You won't feel guilty sampling the local cuisine after you've spent a day burning calories on a bike trail.

Gilded Glamour Galore: A Whimsical Weekend In Newport, Rhode Island

Erica Swallow | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Erica Swallow

Newport feels halfway like a field trip to the past and halfway like being a part of a museum of what once existed. Its mansions stay intact, though mostly open for public tourism, giving the town a stately appearance.

5 Alternative Spring Break Getaways | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel

Where else can you see Elton John perform, work on a cattle ranch, and investigate UFOs all in one weekend?

8 Sexy Cities to Travel With Your Girlfriends This Summer

Aly Walansky | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Aly Walansky

Located in the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, the area offers oceanfront properties in a warm, sunny climate that many have not yet visited.

8 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Weekend Getaway

Budget Travel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic -- and totally avoidable! -- blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!"

5 Incredible Ferris Wheels Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out the highest point in the city at some point during their trip. But there are other, fun, family-friendly ways to get great views around town: Ferris wheels.

Most Colorful Beaches in the World

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Most beaches need umbrellas and blankets to brighten up the landscape. Not these stretches of sand. From iconic pink sand beaches in the Bahamas to a green beach in Hawaii, we've rounded up beaches around the world that you have to see to believe.

Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 09.20.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? The basic idea is reciprocity: keep an eye on someone's home while they're away, and you get to stay in it for free. It's a win-win.

Beautiful Beach Town Bargains for Fall

Budget Travel | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

One of the benefits of hitting the shore in autumn is affordable hotel rates, putting dream destinations like Hilton Head, Montauk, Laguna Beach, and even Nantucket within your reach. Here are our favorite American beach towns with fall rates that say, "Welcome!"

5 Dream Vacations You Can Actually Afford

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Jade Copple Bucket trips are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, but they also cost buckets of money. Here's how to afford your dream vacation ... ...

12 Months Of Travel Resolutions

Home Away | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Home Away

When you look back on 2013, what do you think will stand out: the Pilates classes you signed up for, the productivity goals you made or the trips you took?

What's A 'Suncation?'

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Vanessa Van Edwards

After the torment of Hurricane Sandy and the latest Nor'easter slammed the East Coast, many of us will soon be ready for a suncation. But what exactly is that?

How To Turn An Obligation Into A Vacation

Posted 02.28.2012 | Fifty

As the winter months begin to thaw, the travel season will be upon us. Post 50s may find themselves pulled in multiple travel directions with reunions...

Rod Kurtz

Do You Really Need A Vacation? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Small Business

As the clocks turn back and the weather turns chilly, many of us start dreaming about sneaking off to somewhere warm for that proverbial R&R. No matte...

5 Things to Do on a Staycation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

If, like me, this is a summer when you're going to give traveling a pass, here are some ways to mark the occasion.