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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

In-flight Etiquette: How to Be a Better Passenger

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 11:16 AM

You're on a plane. It's a crowded flight, and you're in the middle seat. The woman in the window seat is fast asleep, snoring and steadily collapsing into your space. The kid in the aisle seat wearing the big headphones is bobbing his head to music that everyone in rows...

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Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:42 PM

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Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue...

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3 Ways to Save as a Solo Traveler

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 9:57 AM

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Who said that you have to travel with a companion to save money? In recent years, solo travel has been on the rise, especially with women. A 2014 study by Booking.com...

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When It Pays to Be Flexible With Your Award Travel

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 10:22 AM

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Perhaps you've walked into a local neighborhood store and spotted a sign on the wall that read, "Cheap, Fast, Good -- pick any two."

This is informally known as the "Value Triangle" and it...

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How to Save Money on a Family Ski Trip

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 6:15 PM

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Between transportation, gear, lodging, meals and lift tickets, skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive hobby. But it also makes for a great (and healthy) family bonding experience. So how can you save some cash this...

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Caribbean Food Festivals Worth the Splurge

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 9:56 AM

Move over Paris and Rome, the Caribbean is quickly becoming a gourmet dining epicenter. Beckoning to international award-winning chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and José Andrés, the Caribbean boasts an impressive array of acclaimed resort restaurants and foodie festivals. Care to pair your...

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How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 11:03 AM

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One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add...

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3 Tips for Traveling Where You Don't Know the Language

(17) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 9:22 AM

The Office of Travel and Tourism estimates that in 2013, more than 29 million Americans traveled overseas, primarily to countries where English isn't the first language. Although many tourists can get by with English alone, a big part of cultural immersion is being able to understand and communicate in the...

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How to Fly With Kids: 5 Items to Make the Ride a Little Smoother

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

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Any amount of travel can be challenging with kids in tow. Like it or not, a child's list of needs is longer than an adult's, and their reaction to not having those needs met can be much more...

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Apps That Make Travel More Social

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 10:22 AM

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Social media and smartphone apps have drastically changed the way people travel. Gone are the days when vacation-goers privately booked their flights, planned exclusively with a guidebook or reminisced about trips solely through photo albums. Nowadays, it's...

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5 Ways to Earn Miles Without Flying

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 9:45 AM

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If you've ever seen the movie "Up in the Air," you probably turned a shade of green as the film's protagonist, Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), estimated that his mileage balance neared 10 million. Bingham earned his...

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How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

(8) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 9:34 AM

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There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital...

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8 Restaurants Made Famous by the Silver Screen

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Occasionally, the magic of TV and film will flutter over from the sound stages to the real world, allowing fans to briefly exist in these imaginary realms. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the restaurants and bars that briefly doubled as TV or film sets. Travel to

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6 Travel Fees You Can Easily Avoid

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 10:05 AM

For all of the memorable and potentially life-changing experiences it can provide, travel is not cheap. The U.S. Travel Association estimates that in 2013, domestic and international travelers spent $621.4 billion on leisure vacations alone. Even if you manage to hack a deal on your flight or hotel room, there's...

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How to Book Your Next Award Flight Like a Pro

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 10:04 AM

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The difficulty in finding and booking award travel is one of the primary reasons travelers often grow disaffected with airline loyalty programs. If the miles can't be used, then what good are they? Even...

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5 Convenience Items to Bring to an All-Inclusive Resort

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 10:53 AM

It's easy to see why vacationers are drawn to all-inclusive resorts. After all, most people go on vacation to relax and unwind, and having all of your meals, drinks and entertainment taken care of can be seen as downright convenient.

Think about it.

Once you arrive at your all-inclusive...

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Conquer Flash Sales and Bidding to Book Your Next Hotel Stay

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 11:28 AM

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In 2012, the U.S. Travel Association reported that 18 percent of leisure travelers in the U.S. used a travel website, social media platform or mobile device to plan their trip. Two years later,...

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Embracing Canada's Luxurious Wild Side

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 10:56 AM

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Remote luxury can mean many things to different people. Whether it's exhilarating helicopter adventures over faraway lands or quaint inns showcasing the best in local cultural experiences, Canada offers a full spectrum. Whatever extravagant adventure you fancy,...

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8 Places to Tap Into Your Inner Cowboy

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 11:53 AM

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A rustic vacation in the Wild West might be just the cure for stressed-out city slickers or suburbanites. As John Denver once crooned, the range is the place where deer and antelope play,...

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Cheap Ways to Travel to Europe on Points

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 9:51 AM

Visiting Europe is expensive. Most people scrimp and save to be able to afford a very basic trip to a city like Paris or Rome, staying in cheap hotels and enduring a brutal flight in a cramped seat. But budget-minded travelers don't have to...

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