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Benefits of River Cruising

(0) 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

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(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.

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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

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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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Tax-Refund Travel Deals for 2014

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 4:33 PM

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This year's average tax refund is about $3,000 so far, according to USA Today. Lucky recipients of the coveted U.S. Treasury check will find some good travel deals to fit budgets both big and small for trips they can take throughout...

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Festival Season Travel Tips

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 5:47 PM

Festival season has kicked off for the year, with events nationwide inspiring music and comedy fans, foodies and travelers to hit the road this spring and summer. The best way to enjoy the shows is to do a little planning beforehand.

Hotels and lodging

  • Do your hotel research first....

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7 Tips for Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:07 AM

On a sunny day, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge glows an orangey-red on the backdrop of a bright blue sky. Although clear weather is no guarantee, taking in views of this impressive structure makes the short list for many trips to the Bay Area. Good news is that...

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How to Travel Like a Local in Barbados

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:35 PM

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When I say Barbados, I probably don't need to tell you about the dozens of white-sand beaches, the friendly Bajans, the rum. I could tell you that there are 70 square miles of beaches (in a country measuring only 166). I...

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6 West Coast Roadside Art Installations Worth a Pit Stop

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 11:01 AM

When it comes to classic travel, there is nothing that screams Americana more than a road trip. With the wide open road, the freedom of dictating your own schedule and the potential to discover the country's hidden gems, it's no surprise that this is one type of travel that has...

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How to Fit a Disney and Orlando Trip into a Budget

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 11:03 AM

This year prices are going up again for popular Orlando attractions. This will turn some folks off, but for those for whom Disney or Universal is a rite of passage or a treasured family vacation, here are some ways to save on an Orlando trip:

  • Off-site hotels: Options...
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How to Book Cheap Spring Break Airfare

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Snowstorm. Polar Vortex. Snowstorm. Cold snap. After one of the coldest and snowiest seasons on record, it is starting to feel like this winter may never end! Escape from the chill, and get the best deal for your budget, using these quick tips on booking Spring Break fares.

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