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Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

(6) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 4:36 PM

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So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling...

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How to Talk the Travel Talk: 25 Travel Terms Every Traveler Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 5:12 PM


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During my first weeks at Travelzoo many moons ago, I kept hearing the term inside baseball being thrown around, and I was clueless of its meaning. I'm the rare kind of Chicagoan with no allegiance to either the Sox or...

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Deal Experts' 2015 Travel Plans

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 6:39 PM

2014-12-29-CostaRicabyStephenAviano.jpgCosta Rica (image courtesy of Stephen Aviano)

Resolve to give your passport a workout in 2015. Travelzoo's Deal Experts sure are. We've rounded up the trips we're most excited to take in the new year as a little bit of inspiration. See you at...

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Who's Hungry for Deals? Restaurant Weeks Nationwide

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 11:45 AM


Restaurant weeks can be a great chance to try foodie favorites in a new city at a fraction of the cost. With that in mind, a culinary getaway is best planned around these dates in 2015. Check out the hottest chefs, newest restaurants...

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Iceland: More Than Just the Northern Lights

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 6:56 PM


When I booked my five-night adventure to Iceland I had one thing in mind -- I wanted to see the northern lights. I wanted to see vibrant pinks and greens dancing across the starry night sky, just like a National Geographic...

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The Ticket to Giving a Great Gift

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 5:57 PM


How to Give the Gift of Show Tickets

Growing up, my favorite Christmas gift to receive was tickets to a Broadway tour at the big theater in my hometown.

My mom, never one to ignore the details of gift presentation, would...

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Why Bavaria Rivals Texas in State Pride

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 4:50 PM


When I lived in Texas for college, I was struck by the strong sense of state pride -- many residents pitied anyone who wasn't born in what they considered the nation's greatest state, and I even knew multiple people with Texas tattoos. Though...

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Visiting Niagara Falls in the Fall

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 5:36 PM

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Visiting Niagara Falls in fall, as I recently did, is a great way to avoid the crowds typically associated with this heavily touristy area. Plus, you can score great deals. Sure, you'll need to bundle up, and taking the...

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Travelzoo Picks Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2015

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015. We present the Wow Deal Destinations for 2015: Brazil, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country, Cruising Asia and Dubai -- based on travel trends, national...

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Australia for All Types of Travelers

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 6:17 PM


When departing from North America, the land down under can feel like it's a world away, and well, it almost is. By birth, I'm Canadian, and by choice I'm living in Australia, having moved to Sydney several years ago. I'm often fielding questions...

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6 Tips for Taking Great Vacation Pictures

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 11:16 AM


Travelzoo's Director of Photography Stephen Aviano spends his days pouring over the beautiful images that grace our website and inspire our subscribers -- and our deal experts -- to set off for adventures unknown. When he's not at work, he's behind...

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Cruising 101: Industry Terms Defined To Save Cash

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Cruise Vacation Week is sailing full speed ahead, and there are enough deals to float your boat! If you are confused by cruise jargon while researching and booking your vacation, you aren't the only one. Here are some important cash-saving industry terms demystified:

Onboard credits: Although costs during...

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Which Popular Vegas Show Is Good for Me?

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 3:56 PM

With so many shows to choose from, there's something for everyone in Las Vegas. To help you get started, we've narrowed down the list and shared our favorite options for Vegas visitors of all types.

Vegas for TMZ lovers: Madame Tussauds outside The Venetian
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7 Small Islands That Should Be On Your Radar

(13) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 1:15 PM

When you think of island life, it's likely that paradise-like destinations such as Jamaica, Hawaii or Aruba come to mind. But within North America there are many smaller, closer-to-home islands that are loaded with local charm without the high price tag (or long plane ride). Check out our list of...

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Planning a European Winter Getaway on the Cheap

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Instead of hibernating when the colder climates arrive, book a European vacation between November and March to save big bucks and explore without the swell of summer crowds.

Off-Peak Savings

The months surrounding the holiday season are considered off-season throughout Europe. Flight prices are slashed, and many hotels, especially small,...

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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 | 4:38 PM

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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 | 5:25 PM

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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 | 4:41 PM

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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 | 6:38 PM

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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 | 10:52 PM

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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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