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How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 9:32 AM

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When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles undoubtedly come to mind. But travel need not be so chaotic, as there are many ways to...

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Ways to Do Pricey Destinations on a Budget

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 3:28 PM

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Some island destinations are so expensive that many travelers consider them out of reach. Places like the Maldives, French Polynesia, Santorini and Hawaii all come to mind. Everything from...

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Hassle-free Holiday Air Travel Tips

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Now that you've survived the dreaded Thanksgiving travel weekend, it's time to start preparing for the next busiest period: year-end travel. And though Christmas doesn't see the same volume of travelers as Thanksgiving (the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the number of long distance trips increases by...

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7 Travel Websites Saving You Money While You Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 4:16 PM

We all want to save money when we travel, but who has time to monitor the constant ups and downs of airfares, hotel rates and car rental prices? You can easily spend more time booking and modifying your travel plans than actually enjoying your vacation. Fortunately, there are a few...

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Shop Your Way to Free Flights and Travel Perks

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM

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The holidays are an ideal time to rack up an abundance of frequent flier miles and hotel loyalty points, but not necessarily from all your trips back home. While traveling is still the best way to redeem...

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How to Recover From Weather Delays

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 10:19 AM

You've packed your bags, checked in online and arrived at the airport on time when you find out your flight is delayed -- indefinitely. Now, you need to map out the best alternative option to get from point A to B. But with inclement weather wreaking havoc on fellow fliers'...

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5 Caribbean Resorts Made for Families

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 2:10 PM

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Planning a vacation that makes everyone in your family happy can be a challenge. Every family member has different hobbies and interests, and what constitutes "fun" can be entirely different from one person to the next.

This...

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How to Find Cheap Flights Online

(4) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 12:18 PM

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Booking a flight online can be an aggravating process. After checking for discounts, figuring out the best time to fly, deciding which route to take and making sure the price is right, you're still left wondering if...

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8 Ways to Fight Jet Lag on Your Cruise

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 2:10 PM

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You've spent months comparing itineraries, cabin types and shore excursions, and now, you're ready for the international cruise of a lifetime. But if you're cruising abroad, you could lose precious vacation time to travel...

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Beat Holiday Travel Fatigue With These 6 Tips

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2014 | 10:33 PM

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Whether it's one more story from Aunt Mildred or yet another plane, train or automobile ride, the holidays -- and all the traveling that accompanies them -- can be hard on your body. But you don't have...

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How to Assign Value to Your Frequent Flier Miles

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 12:16 PM

The most difficult aspect of collecting and redeeming frequent flier miles is trying to determine how much those miles are worth. Without that information, you won't know if you should use miles in one program or another, or simply pay cash. Knowing how much your miles are worth also provides...

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Are Loyalty Programs Without Blackout Dates Always Better?

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 9:41 AM

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Why don't airlines like Southwest and JetBlue have award charts that spell out the cost of their frequent flier awards? Charts make it easier to determine the cost of an award redemption:...

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Slideshow: The Best Cruise Lines of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 5:53 PM

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Is a Cruise for You? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Commit

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 5:50 PM

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The question "Is a cruise for you?" might seem like a silly one. After all, with the open air, the exotic destinations and the all-you-can-eat buffets, what's not to love about a cruise?

But even with the...

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The Best Cruises of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 5:33 PM

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In recent years, reports of health scares and mechanical malfunctions have raised questions about cruise safety. As a result, many travelers are wary of whether a cruise is the best vacation choice.

But here's the reality: With a growing...

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9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 3:39 PM

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With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: ziplining through a...

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How to Hack Your Way to Elite Status

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 2:15 PM

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We've all been there. You're enjoying a week-long stay at a moderately priced hotel, until the bill is slipped under your doorway on the morning of checkout. The cost of Wi-Fi, breakfast, occasional room service, resort fees...

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5 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

(11) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 3:08 PM

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We all love to travel, but not many of us enjoy the exhausting process of getting to our chosen destination. Spending half the day in a metal tube with more than 300 strangers isn't ideal, especially...

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혼자 여행하는 사람을 위한 7가지 안전 팁

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 12:49 PM

혼자 여행하는 것은 두려우면서도 매우 매력적인 일이다. 당신이 원하는 만큼 쇼핑을 해도 되고, 멋진 레스토랑에서 원하는 만큼 시간을 보내도 된다. 누군가와 함께 여행한다는 부담감에서 벗어나, 당신만의 방식대로 여행을 즐길 수 있다. 그러나 자유에는 그만큼의 책임이 따르기 마련이다. 혼자서도 안전하게 여행하기 위한 팁을 참고하기 바란다.

참고: 혼자서 여행하기...

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How to Earn Hotel Perks Using Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 5:46 PM

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It's difficult to deny that social media has become a part of our everyday experience, including travel. When you go on vacation, you tweet about your hotel, share your location on Facebook and upload photos to...

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