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Founded nearly 80 years ago, U.S. News & World Report has a long tradition of helping people make smart decisions across categories ranging from Education to Cars. In 2010, U.S. News launched a Travel channel to help people make the best choices about how and where to spend their vacation time. We do this by seeking consensus among travelers and experts and providing tools and recommendations our readers can trust. We aim to take the guesswork out of trip-planning and help our readers focus on having fun.

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Entries by U.S. News Travel

5 Ways to Get a Deal on a Vacation Rental

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 9:20 AM

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As thoughts of warmer locales and summer travels begin to swirl in your head, now is the time to start thinking about where to stay and how to get the best deal on your accommodations, the...

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How to Travel to Cuba

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:30 AM

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Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. Travel websites like...

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Orlando for Grown-Ups: Tips for Planning an Adults-Only Trip

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:39 AM

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Travelers already consider Orlando, Florida, a bona fide family vacation destination, but many may be surprised to find that it also appeals to those traveling without little ones. While you might not...

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Navigating the Landscape of Airline Loyalty Programs in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 12:36 PM

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Many of the nation's airlines have tweaked their frequent flier programs in recent years, but 2015 will be a key point in their broader evolution. Since the first program, American Airlines AAdvantage, was launched...

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Top Vacation Strategies for Families

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 12:18 PM

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When you have kids, it's easy to become overwhelmed with the thought of meeting everyone's needs while you're away. For example, how does a family of five get from the airport to their condo, hotel or resort?...

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Big Event Travel: 5 Reasons to Follow the Crowds

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 1:04 PM

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Zach Everson and his wife spent their honeymoon in Paris at the same time the city was hosting the Rugby World Cup. While the timing was an accident, Everson said he...

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Do's and Don'ts for Booking Spring Break

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 12:20 PM

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With the cold air approaching and the holidays behind us, it's time to make peace with the fact that all we have left are the short, frigid days of winter and the countdown until spring. Bah humbug....

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5 Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 4:27 PM

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It can be easy to let fitness go by the wayside when you travel. After all, isn't that what vacation is for -- taking a break from your normal routine? But staying fit on the road doesn't...

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How to Get Over Your Post-travel Blues

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 9:43 AM

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Returning home after spending a few years living abroad, or even a few weeks traveling, offers much to celebrate. You have a sense of humor now that you're able to crack jokes in your native tongue (being sarcastic...

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6 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Earning And Redeeming Miles

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 3:53 PM

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In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes. Without...

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5 Reasons to Travel More in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 2:22 PM


With 2015 fast approaching, many of us are itching to go on a new adventure. Whether you want to eat your way through a foodie mecca, immerse yourself in a new culture or explore remote trails in untamed frontiers,...

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

(1) 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.


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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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