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Vacation Planning

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 | Fifty
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 | Travel
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 | Travel
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Travel
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 | Travel

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 | Business
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Travel
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 | Divorce

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 | Parents
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 | Travel
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 | Women
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 | Travel
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 | Travel
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...

Gogobot Turns Social Networks Into Travel Guides

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.03.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--...

How to Plan a Vacation

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I read once that the glow from taking a vacation lasts only a few days, but the happiness from having planned a vacation lasts eight weeks. I can attest to that.

Vacation Planning for Mommies

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

The purpose of a vacation, they say, is to make us feel better. It is an opportunity to escape from real life for awhile, to pamper ourselves, to do things we ordinarily don't do.

Tourism Expected To Rebound, But People May Stay Closer To Home

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — After a recession-chilled 2009 summer travel season that many in New York state's tourism industry would like to forget...

Protect Your Personal Information on Vacation

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

This is the time of year when many people finalize their summer vacation plans -- confirming travel and lodging reservations, dusting off suitcases an...