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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

Are Frequent Flier Programs a Fool's Game?

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:32 AM

N i c o l a / Flickr

Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of special treatment. But the definition of a "frequent flier" for many carriers...

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7 Hotel Traditions That Add Spunk to Your Stay

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 12:46 PM

Courtesy DoubleTree by Hilton

In a crowded hospitality market, hotels have to offer more than just a place to stay -- they need to provide one-of-a-kind experiences. To distinguish themselves from competitors, many properties embrace traditions and rituals, such as nightly tiki torch...

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How to Eat Like a Local While Traveling... With a Baby

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 1:55 PM

2014-07-15-EatLikeaLocal_HuffPoMAIN_edited.jpg Nostepinne / Flickr

Let's say you love to travel. You live for the thrill of stepping into unknown territory, meeting people from all walks of life, finding adventure around every corner and eating food you've never encountered before. Let's say you...

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How Global Visa Changes Impact Travelers

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 11:42 AM

2014-07-10-MAINhuffpo.jpg Mike / Flickr

The world is more accessible to travelers than it's ever been. In the past few years, countries across the globe have made strides to ease travel across borders. For its part, the United States has introduced

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7 Destinations with Apps as Smart as Your Phone

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Highways Agency / Flickr

According to the Choice Hotels 2014 Summer Travel Survey released on June 24, travelers -- particularly millennials and parents with children ages 12 and younger -- would rather lose their luggage than their phones. Gone...

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The Booking Battle: OTAs Break Into the Loyalty Market

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Patrick Slawinski/ USN&WR

Facing steep competition from fellow booking websites, online travel agencies have been experimenting with travel rewards as a means of incentivizing consumer loyalty -- at the expense of straining relationships with the hotels with which they partner.

In the 1990s,...

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Where to Vacation in 2014-15

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:51 PM

Moyan Brenn/ Flickr

For those prone to exploring the world, travel can be one of life's greatest joys -- though often woefully preceded by months of stressful decision-making and mind-numbing research. Travel resources are abundant, as are the opinions of...

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Your Travel Insurance Questions Answered

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 3:32 PM

Jordan Fischer / Flickr

Picture this: You've finally racked up enough vacation days for a momentous vacation and after months of deliberation, you've gone ahead and dropped a significant sum on plane tickets, hotel rooms or cruise fees. Flash forward to...

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What City Is Your Music Soul Mate?

(5) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 1:05 PM

According to Stevie Wonder, "Music is a world within itself/ With a language we all understand." Its history spans decades, its genres are prolific and it's constantly progressing: Classical music's melodious symphonies eventually paved the way for the guitar-laden tunes of rock 'n' roll and the catchy pop songs of...

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5 Affordable Places to Hide From Summer Crowds

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 4:39 PM

Adam Schuster / Flickr

Despite its much-anticipated arrival, summer vacation is usually associated with large crowds and high prices. It may be for these reasons that an estimated 63 percent of Americans surveyed by Skift said they won't...

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Slideshow: Where to Celebrate Pride in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 1:53 PM

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How to Combat Flight Anxiety: 7 Tips to Keep Calm and Carry On

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:08 PM

David Ensor / Flickr

As any anxious flier can attest, air travel can inspire a sense of dread, panic and, at worst, paralyzing fear. The stress-inducing scenarios can make even the most experienced fliers apprehensive: Turbulence could rattle the...

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The Right All-inclusive Trip for You

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Courtesy Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

When planning a vacation, sometimes it's simpler to pay one flat fee that covers it all -- lodging, food, drinks and activities. It takes the stress out of figuring out where to allocate funds and counting coins...

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How to Protect Your Identity When You Travel

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 6:57 PM

Jason Howie / Flickr

One minute, you're checking your balance as you wait to board your plane; the next, someone else is dipping their hands in your honey pot, leaving you high and dry on what was supposed to be...

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Hotels With the Best Rooftops

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 3:17 PM

Courtesy Banyan Tree Bangkok

Finding a room with a superlative view has long been a top priority for travelers. But selecting a hotel that affords 360-degree vistas of emerald waves and swaying palms, or a panorama of flickering city lights...

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Where to Take Your Family Vacation This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 11:55 AM

Todd Petrie / Flickr

Summer -- with its intrinsic air of freedom and relaxation -- is especially well-suited for taking the trip your family has been dreaming of since the height of winter. This is one of...

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8 Underrated Beer Cities

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Bernt Rostad / Flickr

Any bona fide beer geek already knows they can find a great brew in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and Dublin. But if you've already tapped the keg on these well-known beer cities,...

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The Pros and Cons of TSA PreCheck

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Karl Baron / Flickr

Few things cause more frustration for air travelers than a seemingly endless line at airport security. Fortunately, resigning to an extra long wait (and the cumbersome task of unpacking nearly all of the contents of...

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7 Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Family Cruise

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 4:46 PM

Josh Grenier / Flickr

Buzzing arcades, elaborate shows, sprawling water parks and a raft of innovative kids programs are helping cruise lines hook families of all sizes, styles and budgets. Chances are, if you're not planning a summer trip that...

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Hospitality Jobs You Wish You Had

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Courtesy Barnsley Resort

The hospitality industry employs millions of people each year as housekeepers, bellhops, concierges and general managers. A lucky few, though, get the opportunity to nab a really rare job -- and these hotel employees have arguably the best gigs...

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