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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

How to Avoid Holiday Travel Headaches

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2015 | 10:04 PM

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Cramped airplane cabins, weather delays, slow security lines - traveling during the holidays is inevitably hassle-prone. From determining how to get your gifts from point A to B to navigating unexpected disruptions to squeezing carry-ons into crowded overhead...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an All-Inclusive Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2015 | 9:45 PM


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While every all-inclusive resort offers meals, drinks and entertainment in the nightly room rate, the amenities and perks you receive can vary drastically from place to place. You can spend as little or as much...

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6 Hacks for Scoring Seat and Room Upgrades Over the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2015 | 8:57 PM

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Landing a premium-cabin seat at any time of the year - let alone the holidays - without cashing in all your loyalty points or paying a steep price can seem like an elusive effort. After all, you'll be...

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How Upgraded Amenities May Change Air Travel as We Know It

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 7:46 PM

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As a growing number of airlines continue to scale back some of the benefits frequent fliers once took for granted, such as complimentary in-flight meals and free checked bags on top of already expensive plane tickets, it's refreshing to...

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7 Reasons to Volunteer on Your Next Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 7:31 PM

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Travel can offer rewarding, life-changing and humbling experiences. Exploring an unfamiliar environment can open your eyes to a world you never thought existed, teach you important lessons and introduce you to people who will heighten your perspective and understanding...

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Tips for Getting an International Visa

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 9:02 PM

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Dealing with the paperwork and procedures of procuring an international visa may not be the most exciting part of traveling overseas, but it's certainly an important step in the trip-planning process. Getting a visa can...

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The Early Bird's Guide to Holiday Travel

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 8:45 PM

N i c o l a / Flickr

Gone are the days of waiting until the last minute to finalize holiday travel plans. With the season's cramped airports and roadways, soaring flight and room rates and unpredictable weather, you'll wind up...

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7 Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Family Trip This Fall

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 8:28 PM

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Bright colors, brisk air, thin crowds and reduced rates inspire families of all ages, styles and tastes to get out of town each autumn. After all, if you're not planning a road or camping trip filled with...

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4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 8:04 PM

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With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and...

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5 Things Every LGBT Traveler Must Know Before Going Overseas

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 7:46 PM

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With June's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it probably comes as no surprise the travel industry is increasingly targeting the LGBT market. In fact, research compiled in 2014 by Out Now...

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9 Creative Ways to Cut Costs on Holiday Travel

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 1:00 AM

With the holiday travel season upon us - a time of year when crowds and costs soar - clinching a reasonably priced hotel or flight can seem next to impossible. But it doesn't have to be: With a little creativity and some smart strategies from travel experts, we came up...

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Why Travel Is Good for Your Health

(10) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 10:28 PM

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Americans are forfeiting their vacation days, despite the stress, anxiety and other negative effects of not taking time off from work. In fact, a report by Project: Time Off, shows U.S. employees took about 16 vacation...

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Top 6 Experiences in Southern California

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 8:01 PM

Sand, surf and spectacular scenery are just a few reasons why Southern California lures travelers seeking a laid-back beach getaway. Beyond the picturesque shorelines across Malibu, Newport and Santa Monica, there are troves of can't-miss sights in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara and

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How to Pick the Perfect Luggage

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 7:51 PM

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Finding the perfect bag to carry all your belongings from one place to the next can elude even the most seasoned of travelers. Luckily, a crop of modern suitcases and carry-ons offer more maneuverability and storage space than...

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Tips for Exploring Bologna in 24 Hours

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 7:40 PM

Vibrant, rich and captivating, Bologna has long been regaled as one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Unlike popular Italian cities like Rome, Florence and Venice, Bologna's squares, politically-edgy locals, alluring arches, medieval architecture and mouthwatering restaurants aren't flooded with tourists. The market stalls blossoming with...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Holiday Travel

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 7:12 PM

The kids have recently gone back to school and summer temperatures are just beginning to subside. But don't be fooled. It's not too early to start thinking about your holiday travel plans. Wondering where to begin? Start by asking yourself these five questions so that you can set your vacation...

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5 Spectacular US Landscapes You Have to See to Believe

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 2:44 PM

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If you're ready for a change of scenery on your next vacation, you might think you need to grab your passport. But here's the truth: There are plenty of awe-inspiring landscapes to see right here in the...

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5 Great Thanksgiving Getaways for Families

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 1:09 PM

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Thanksgiving has evolved from merely counting one's blessings over a simple meal to a stressful all-day affair of cooking, feasting, binge football watching and holiday shopping. Still, for many families seeking some sanity away from in-laws...

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6 Food Tours Worth Traveling For

(3) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:57 PM

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It's often been said that the fastest way to truly immerse yourself in another country's culture is through the food -- and with increasing number of culinary tours around the world, this statement is truer than ever....

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6 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Needs

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:39 PM

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For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and...

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