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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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How to Get a First-Class Seat On One of the Most Coveted Flights

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 3:43 PM

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Richard Moross / Flickr

Singapore Airlines' Suites Class product, available on the Airbus A380, made headlines in 2014 after a blogger published his review of the lavish, first-class experience. Travelers have oohed and ahhed over the in-flight amenities and luxurious...

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Why River Cruising Is All the Rage

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 1:44 PM

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David Blaikie / Flickr

Looking to steer away from a conventional ocean cruise? Whether you're yearning for cultural immersion or slow-paced exploration in hard-to-reach ports of call, river cruising offers an intimate and leisurely alternative to a traditional...

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Ask These 6 Questions to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 4:26 PM

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Joan Campderrós-i-Canas / Flickr

After you've found a cheap flight online and used social media to scoop up some perks, your next method for scoring the best travel deals is to get off the computer and...

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Travel Tips for When Sickness Hits

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Emily Jablon has suffered health issues time and time again during her travels around the world. The Austin, Texas, resident who co-founded the Million Mile Secrets travel blog with her husband, has experienced an allergic reaction to fish, come down with a fever and even passed out on...

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4 Girlfriends Getaways to Book Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 9:11 AM

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Stop counting snow days and start counting down to long weekend, or even a week or more, with just the girls. Whether you're looking for massages and manicures or culture and culinary experiences, there's a perfect...

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Luxe for Less: How to Visit 5 Big Cities On a Budget

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 12:14 PM

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Alan Light / Flickr

The biggest cities in the United States can often be the most alluring for travelers. These sprawling metropolises offer art, culture, renowned sports teams, trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife venues. Still, even as these...

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A Quieter Take on Travel: Introvert Reimagines Group Tours

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 3:07 PM

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Does walking onto a packed tour bus send your pulse racing? Do you love nothing more than quiet time at the destinations you visit? Do you hate small talk with your fellow air travelers? If you answered...

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4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

(1) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 2:27 PM

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.

For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money...

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20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

(7) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 7:28 PM

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Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr

More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"

Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design...

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All Aboard: 5 Ways to Satisfy Your Love of Train Travel

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 11:32 AM

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Andrew E. Russell / Flickr

The era of train travel may have come and gone but for many a journey by train continues to stir nostalgia and a desire to connect with the past. It may be faster to get...

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6 Tips for Cruising With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 10:25 AM

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So you've decided you want to take the whole family on a cruise. Pros? Cruise vacations can be affordable, you'll get to visit multiple destinations on a single trip and family-friendly ships have a wealth...

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5 Reasons to Visit Myanmar in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 10:44 AM

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list.

Called "The Golden Land" thanks to the thousands of gilded pagodas scattered around the country, Myanmar today is similar to what Thailand was like 25 years ago -- before shopping chains took...

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Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money?

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 1:06 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 | 12:18 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 | 2:16 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 | 1:26 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 | 12:57 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 | 12:07 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 | 11:22 AM

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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 | 5:16 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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