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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

Cheap Ways to Travel to Europe on Points

(0) 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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6 Reasons to Visit Seoul

(6) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

After spending the last year living and teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, I am trying to spread the word that this city is absolutely incredible.

With a metro population of more...

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America's Best Fall Bike Rides

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:57 AM

Courtesy VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

The golden season before the trees relinquish their leaves is a short but glorious one. And one of the best ways to experience autumn's fiery plumage is on the saddle of a bike, while the crisp breeze...

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How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Stay

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:09 AM

fhotels / Flickr

Whether you're planning to spend two weeks on an island or a weekend in the big city, booking a hotel can be the most important part of any travel budget. Your flight tickets are likely more expensive individually,...

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Hurricane Season Travel

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

bark / Flickr

Does traveling to the Caribbean, the southern U.S. or Mexico give you pause this time of year as the tropics heat up and storms form in the Atlantic? No one wants to be...

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8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 10:25 AM

Limarie Cabrera / Flickr
Cities like Paris and San Francisco may get all the attention from discerning foodies, but they're not the only places luring curious epicureans. The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're...
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10 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Vacation Rental

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Bart Speelman / Flickr
Where will you stay on your next vacation? According to a survey conducted by TripAdvisor in February, more than half of Americans plan to stay in a vacation rental rather than a hotel in 2014....
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How To Eat Like A Local In NYC

(10) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Chelsea Nesvig / Flickr

Back when Manhattan was still ridden with crime, New York City was easier for tourists to manage. A Broadway show, a nice French or Italian meal, Central Park,

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5 Not-to-Be-Missed River Cruise Itineraries

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 10:17 AM

Sherry Laskin /

If a cruise sounds appealing but the idea of spending your vacation with 4,500 other guests isn't your cup of tea, it might be time to rethink setting sail on the ocean. You might...

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Make the Most of Your Fall Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 10:38 AM

Anita Ritenour / Flickr

U.S. News released its annual roundup of fall rankings on August 19 to help travelers start planning their autumn escapes. With the help of reader votes and opinions from travel experts, we determined the

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Cafes Your Favorite Authors Loved

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 4:26 PM

Dan Silvers / Flickr

Few things conjure more romantic notions of the past than images of esteemed writers sipping coffee in smoky coffeehouses. Across the world, you can still find the venerated cafes and bars that once played host to...

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Best Places to Cruise This Fall

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Robert Pernett / Flickr

With crisp air, cool temperatures and brilliant foliage on display, autumn is an ideal time to cruise. The stretch between summer and winter affords relatively crowd-free ports and fewer passengers on board (kids are...

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How to Get Upgraded on Your Next Flight

(7) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 1:44 PM

The only thing worse than waiting in a security line or a crowded airport terminal is squeezing into a narrow coach seat. Seat 32B, to be exact. As you enter the plane and prepare yourself for the next four hours of misery, you'll probably pass some happier passengers sipping on...

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9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Courtesy Rapid City CVB

If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to...

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9 Money-Saving Items to Pack on Your Next Cruise

(2) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Daniel Dudek-Corrigan / Flickr

Almost every cruise passenger has experienced the "why didn't I bring it" moment at some point or another. After hours of strategically packing your bag with items to curb shipboard expenses, it's easy to overlook...

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Which Travel Rewards Program Should You Join?

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:42 PM

N i c o l a / Flickr

When becoming a rewards program member, you can't pick just any loyalty program to join. Many frequent flier and hotel loyalty programs yield generous rewards, but not all of them make it...

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Delta and United Put a Price on Loyalty -- Should You Pay It?

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Robert S. Donovan / Flickr

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines recently announced that they will start rewarding passengers based on dollars spent rather than miles flown -- a move that experts have described as bad news for most travelers....

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Deal or No Deal: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Hotel Loyalty Programs

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Kassandra Bay Resort / Flickr

As any loyalist can attest, there are plenty of perks that come with joining a hotel rewards program. Beyond sought-after benefits like discounts and free Wi-Fi, added privileges like room upgrades, spa vouchers and airport...

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Which Honeymoon Spot Is Your Perfect Match?

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 4:08 PM

You've searched the world and managed to find the perfect person with whom to spend the rest of your life. But now you're faced with searching for another ideal match -- your ultimate honeymoon destination. Rather than compound any decision-making-induced stress, use what you already know about your travel preferences...

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Planning the Ultimate South African Honeymoon Safari

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Courtesy Katie Goldstein, Travelingpanties

According to travel experts, South Africa is one of 2014's hottest travel destinations, and it's easy to see why. It's replete with culture, untamed wilderness and extravagant accommodations thanks to a burgeoning tourism industry. While a...

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