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Vacation Planning

How to Save for Your Next Vacation (Without Really Trying)

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

With winter right around the corner, many of us are dreaming about getting away from the short days and cold nights. While you might be hanging out on...

Ten Steps to Planning Your Dream Vacation

Jennifer Bosse | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Jennifer Bosse

The first time my husband and I decided to take a vacation, I spent hours online researching the perfect place. We were going sans kids, so opportunit...

5 Tips for Planning a Property-Sharing Vacation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Nathaniel Sillin

If you've never rented vacation property before, know that you probably have many more price-conscious options available to you at your destination than ever before. But keep in mind that you have to shop very carefully.

How a Travel Agent Works

Sally Black | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
Sally Black

When people find out what I do for a living, weird things often happen... Some will tilt their heads to one side and ask "Do Travel Agents still exist?" as if they were magically staring into the eyes of a unicorn.

Summer Escapes: 11 Resorts Right on the Beach

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home
Joy Pecknold

South Beach, bringing the heat. Well, actually, close to South Beach but away from the fray, and whimsically dressed up in mid-century Art Deco--that's what this Thompson has to offer.

Cash Conversation of the Month: Plan Your Big Summer Trip -- as a Family

LearnVest | Posted 06.04.2016 | Money

According to a 2013 American Express survey, the average family of four can expect to shell out over $4,500 for a big vacation -- a sum that can make even the coolest parents sweat. But what if you could turn that sticker shock into a family-wide exercise in responsible money management?

Involving Kids in Family Vacation Planning

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Learning about actual costs involved in the average family vacation can be an eye-opener for kids. By planning all or part of the trip, kids can gain an understanding of how to bargain hunt, budget and save money. Here are a few ideas to help involve the kids in family vacation planning.

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Posted 12.30.2014 | Home

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?" It's sitting right there, just waiting for you in t...

Overrated Tourist Attractions You Should Avoid This Summer

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Summertime vacation staples like the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore are often at the top of the list for a family road trip, but you may be a little ...

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Summer Vacation

Dave Austin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Dave Austin

On average, Americans 50 and over spend 31 percent more on travel related items than younger travelers. With that kind of spending, travel needs to be as perfect as possible. There are a few things travelers can do to ensure a smooth trip is enjoyed by everyone in the travel party.

The Type Of Airfare Search Tools We Actually Need

George Hobica | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
George Hobica

To truly change the game, an airfare search site would have to do the following...

Keep a Lid on Vacation Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Jason Alderman

I'm not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail -- sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you'll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window.

Want to Be a Better Worker? Take a Vacation

Andrea Bonior | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Andrea Bonior

Recent research indicates that most American workers report not using all the paid vacation days they are given. What is a frequent reason given? That people are too busy at work. I'm sorry, but isn't being too swamped at work the whole reason these vacation days are needed?

Two Days in Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Michelle Won | Posted 03.08.2014 | Home
Michelle Won

My husband and I have been to many warm destinations when the New York temps start to threaten frostbite. We've done the typical: Miami, California. We've done the cultural: Argentina, Brazil, Chile. But we had yet to do the tropical.

WATCH: Travel Experts' Best Tips For A Stress-Free Vacation

Posted 10.30.2013 | Home

Vacations are fabulous, but travel can be a killer. The key to a great trip is not allowing the stressors of traveling to take a toll when you're s...

Content Marketing Close-Up: Airbnb's Content Strategy

Amanda Fayer | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home
Amanda Fayer

Airbnb has single-handedly disrupted the traditional model of short-term vacation rentals. The online service is the web's hottest peer-to-peer rental service, giving users the ability to virtually tour apartments and homes available for rent by actual owners.

Making Sure Your Vacation Doesn't Suck

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.14.2013 | Home
Laurie Gerber

My vacation was mostly great, but I made one mistake. My hope is that I catch you before you leave for your vacations and help you design them, so you maximize relaxing and having fun with your loved ones. This is an important area of life.

Avoiding Hidden Flight, Hotel Fees

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home
Jason Alderman

With the economy turning around, many families are cautiously dipping their toes in the travel pool once again. Hotel occupancy rates have risen in many areas and airports are as crowded as ever. Here are a few budgeting tips if you're planning a trip.

How To Plan A Stress-Free Blended Family Vacation

Posted 05.29.2013 | Home

Stressed out over planning a vacation with your blended family this summer? Don't sweat it, we've got you covered! Just last week, we asked a handf...

5 Ways To Avoid Family Vacations From Hell

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
David Valdes Greenwood

Not every family vacation has to devolve into insanity. It's not repeatedly traveling that yields trauma; it's repeating the same bad habits while ignoring their outcomes.

There'll Be Fewer Financial Advisers At The Beach This Summer

Reuters | Jessica Toonkel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money

By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the summer Mark Martiak usually spends four days a week at his home office in his Southampto...

How To Protect Your Finances While On Vacation

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Jason Alderman

Before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money.

How to Share Vacation Expenses with Friends

Women & Co | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Women & Co

Don't let haggling over expenses get in the way of a friendship!

Online Tools For Planning An Arts-Centered Vacation

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Edward Schneider

I've used the web to research trips for years, but these useful resources are bound to be new to any but the most dogged and attentive traveler.

Trim Your Vacation Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home
Jason Alderman

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, when it comes to gas prices, this is like déjà vu all over again. Instability in Africa and the Middle East, among other f...