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8 Things to Do in Vegas after 8 p.m. (Beyond the Clubs and Casinos)

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 3:38 PM

(Photo Credit: Flickr, Daniel Ramirez)

Long gone is the notion that Las Vegas can be enjoyed only behind the velvet rope or in front of stacks of chips at a high-stakes table. Nightlife extends far beyond the big properties...

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The September Travel Sweet Spot

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 4:25 PM

(Photo Credit: Virginia Tourism)

Friends and family will inevitably ask me, "When is the best time to visit _____?"

And with a few exceptions, the answer is almost always the same: You should go in September.

If you have school-age children, this is...

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8 Tips to Finding a Good Restaurant While Traveling

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 3:41 PM

Photo Credit: Hilary Solan

Memorable meals can make a trip, but locating a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place can be tricky -- especially when hunger has already set in. To find the best tastes in a new town, follow these tips to...

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5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:38 PM

(Photo Credit: Greg Kunstler)

As I jumped into the back of a cab in Athens on my recent trip, I realized my predicament. I wanted to go to my hotel on Michalakopoulou Street but had no idea how to pronounce it properly....

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A 'Little Summer' in Costa Rica

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 9:52 PM

(Photo Credit: Hilary Solan)

Having worked at Travelzoo long enough, it had been drilled into me that Costa Rica's dry season runs the months between Christmas and Easter and is considered by many the optimal time to visit the...

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New York by Night: Top Late-Night Attractions

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 6:42 PM

New York is known for its frenetic pace, with a dizzying number of dining and entertainment options keeping locals and visitors busy all day long. But even the Big Apple starts to slow down when the sun sets, as museums close their ticket counters...

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Which Hawaiian Island Is for Me?

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Each Hawaiian island offers something unique to travelers. There is an island for all: lovers, adventurers, beach dwellers and city seekers. Six distinct islands are open to tourists to visit, the main four being Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Lanai and Molokai are smaller, but still worth considering....

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Benefits of River Cruising

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 4:26 PM

River cruising has quickly become one of the fastest growing trends in the cruise industry. With smaller ships that are able to navigate through inland waterways, river cruises often dock in the heart of cities and villages, allowing for seamless exploration of places that large ocean carriers could never reach.

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TSA Fee Hike to Raise Prices on Most U.S. Flights

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Flight prices are going up -- but it's not the airlines raising fares.

The September 11 Security Fee will be increasing more than 100 percent on Monday, July 21, for domestic and international flights. This fee, which partially helps fund the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), was enacted in the Bipartisan...

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Are You Tough Enough to Trek?

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 8:19 PM

(Photo Credit: Kelsey Rexroat; Nepal's Annapurna Route)

On a 10-day trek along Nepal's spectacular Annapurna route, our group of mostly athletic young adults struggled through seven-hour hikes up and down steep Himalayan terrain in both pounding heat and,...

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Six West Coast Destinations for Yoga Lovers

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 4:55 PM

When planning a vacation, it can often feel like you have to choose between a relaxing trip and an adventurous one. But it doesn't necessarily have to be an either/or scenario -- especially when you incorporate yoga into your West Coast vacation in North America. Yoga is a long-praised way...

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A Beginner's Guide to Babymoons

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 10:27 AM

I hadn't heard of a babymoon until a few years ago when my friends starting having children. Then suddenly everyone around me who was pregnant was talking about their babymoon. For some, the babymoon might be a "last-chance at the bucket-list" adventure, but among my friends, most trips were beach-oriented...

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Wineries to Pair With a City Break

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 8:05 PM

Exploring a new city this summer? We have the perfect accompaniment: wine. Check out six wine regions within driving distance of six great cities. Tip: Steal away during the week when city dwellers are back in the office and you can sip vino without the crowds.

Major city:

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Meeting a Great White: A Memorable Start to Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Like many other offices across the country, we here at Travelzoo love to share our "what we did on our summer vacations" stories, especially because we help so many people off the couch with our travel and local deals. It may only be mid-June, but my...

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Beyond Brazil: 6 Spots to See in South America

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 5:16 PM

Eyes are turning to Brazil this week as the country hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and for many, planning a South American vacation feels like plotting a course across a blank map. Outdated stereotypes of exotic destinations drum up anxiety in those unfamiliar with the region. Much...

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Disney World Tips, From One Parent to Another

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 11:31 AM

If you don't remember anything else after this sentence, remember this: When planning your Disney vacation in Orlando, it's not about you.

Yes, you have great memories of riding Haunted Mansion and meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time, but those are your memories. All too often, parents...

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Daring Foodie or Leisure Lover? Iceland Has Both Covered

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Morning fog from the bay drifts past whitewashed houses with colorful roofs in Reykjavik. Just a five-hour flight from New York City, the Scandinavian-influenced capital of Iceland is awakening for the day when tourists from the night's red eye arrive. The sleepy scene promises a quiet...

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12 Beach Vacations With No Passport Needed

(6) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 3:40 PM


Shaded cabanas, bright beach towels, shell-collecting, sunscreen and sand between your toes -- a little sun and beach time can do wonders. Although adding stamps to our passports gets bonus points for adventure, we wouldn't mind trading in the hassles of...

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Hawaiian Island-hopping at Its Finest

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Mapping out my first Hawaiian vacation was both a thrilling and challenging experience. With just about 10 days to explore our 50th state, I wanted to ensure I made the most of my time on the islands after the arduous trek from New York City (nearly...

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Top Tips for Saving Money at Chicago's Navy Pier

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 6:09 PM

Lots of people who live in major vacation destinations make a painstaking effort to avoid "tourist spots."

I am no such local, and have loved visiting Navy Pier in Chicago for more than 10 years. I love the view of the city, the glittering lights, the huge boats...

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