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Entries by U.S. News Travel

Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money?

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 2:06 PM

Thanks to our social media feeds, Netflix queues, Amazon accounts and Google search results, we've come to expect our online search results to cater specifically to our interests and needs -- including when it comes to travel.

Whenever we enter an online travel search, it's our assumption that these deals...

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Miles, Points and Cash: How to Make the Most of Your Travel Rewards

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 1:18 PM

At the start of 2015, Delta Air Lines introduced a new option for its SkyMiles members called Miles + Cash, which allows travelers to redeem less Delta SkyMiles for an award ticket if they're willing to part with some extra cash. Other airline and hotel loyalty...

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5 Ways to Make Reward Travel Cheaper for Families

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 3:16 PM

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Earning enough points and miles to cover the cost of a family vacation can be difficult when just two adults are eligible to earn and redeem travel rewards. Fortunately, there are ways to save points and...

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2015's Standout Spring Break Spots

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 2:26 PM

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Through even the worst of winter, everyone knows there's something to look forward to: spring. The season brings warmer weather, blooming flowers and, of course, the rite of passage that is spring break. But with so...

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Spring Break Ideas for Every Budget

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:57 PM

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Whether your ideal spring break involves joining the throngs of college students at the beach or squeezing in a spur-of-the-moment family getaway, chances are, you're ready for a recess. After all, it's been a mind-numbingly cold winter. And...

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Travel Goes 'Boom' in 2015 as Retirees Stay Active

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 1:07 PM

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Susan Madden, 62, her husband and their dogs plan to travel via RV on five separate vacations in 2015, making the trek from their home in New Hampshire to warmer temps in Florida. The Maddens are...

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5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 12:22 PM

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Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one....

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Why You Should Consider Booking a Trip Through BJ's, Costco or Sam's Club

(26) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 6:16 PM

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If you've ever shopped in a wholesale retail store like Costco, Sam's Club or BJ's Wholesale, you're probably more familiar with their barrels of cheese balls and 2-liter bottles of olive oil than you are with...

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Seeing Green: Hotels Capitalize On Environmental Concerns

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:46 PM

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While most of us are accustomed to the sign in nearly every hotel room bathroom prompting us to reuse our towels to aid conservation efforts, millennials expect more when it comes to environmental awareness -- and...

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How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 4:02 PM

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Hotels have long catered to business travelers, and for good reason. According to a U.S. Travel Association report, direct spending by domestic and international business travelers in the U.S. totaled $266.5 billion in 2013,...

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4 Caribbean Wellness Retreats for a Winter Escape

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 6:53 PM

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If you're suffering from some post-holiday blues and the chilly air is making it hard to keep your New Year's health resolutions, it's time to head somewhere warm. These four Caribbean resorts provide the ideal backdrop for a...

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4 Ways to Prevent Your Miles From Expiring

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 10:41 AM

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How long do frequent flier miles last? Unfortunately, not long enough. Among U.S. airlines, only Delta and JetBlue promise that your miles will never expire. A few hotel chains also offer no-expiration loyalty program points, but most airlines...

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8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 4:29 PM

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Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport...

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Top Hotel Trends to Watch in 2015

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 5:18 PM

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Hotels have long been an integral part of travel, whether they're booked for business trips, family vacations or anything in between. In fact, the hotel industry generated $163 billion in revenue in 2013, up...

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Millennial Appeal: 5 Ways Hotels Are Engaging Gen Y

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 3:10 PM

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"Authentic," "tech savvy" and "instant gratification" ... all phrases commonly used to describe the millennial generation, which is defined as those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Studies show this group...

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Airfare Trends on the Rise in 2015

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 6:38 PM

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If you resolved to travel more in 2015, good news: According to a new report from Expedia, it's a great year to be a traveler. The report, released in December 2014 and...

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Best Hotels in Canada 2015

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 3:00 PM

The Great White North offers travelers a variety of vacation options, from snowcapped mountains in Banff to the bustling French metropolis of Montreal, and everything in-between. No matter where you decide to take your Canadian adventure, one thing's for sure -- you'll find plenty of luxurious...

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Best Hotels in the USA 2015

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 2:31 PM

Selecting the perfect hotel can be difficult. Which is more important: location or amenities? Are you more concerned about getting a good night's rest or making sure the property offers plenty of perks like a pool, gym and business center? What if you're looking for a combination of all of...

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Best Hotels in Mexico 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 2:20 PM

U.S. News & World Report's travel editors combed through guest reviews, expert recommendations and industry accolades to determine the top places to stay in Mexico. From cliffside escapes to urban boutiques, this impressive group of properties reflects the diversity of high-end hotels across Mexico.

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Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 12:20 PM

So you've decided you want to escape to a warm, Caribbean oasis. Now comes the hard part -- deciding where to stay. Luckily, the Caribbean is chock full of sprawling all-inclusive resorts and intimate boutique hotels suited to fit the needs of a variety of travelers.

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