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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

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 12:30 PM


Selecting the right hotel for your vacation is no easy feat. To help minimize your time scouring the World Wide Web in search of the best property, the editors at U.S. News & World Report did the research for you. Using a

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4 Ways to Avoid Hidden Hotel Fees

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 10:54 AM

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It's probably happened to you at least a few times while traveling. Upon checking out of your hotel room, you realize the bill suddenly ballooned thanks to a series of surprising surcharges. These expenses can range from a minibar...

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The 10 Best Hotels in Canada 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2016 | 9:32 AM

(Silpa Nanan)

Whether you're jetting off to cosmopolitan Toronto, sightseeing in Old Montreal or stealing away to the secluded wilderness of Vancouver Island, you'll find Canada has no shortage of stellar hotels to aid your exploration. To help narrow down your...

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The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2016 | 9:01 AM

(Silpa Nanan)

While half of the top 10 hotels featured on our annual Best Hotels in Mexico list - determined by a comprehensive methodology that assesses each property's class rating, industry accolades and guest reviews - made an appearance on last year's list, the other half made considerable leaps, including Le Blanc Spa Resort, which rose from...

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The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean for 2016

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 3:06 PM

(U.S. News)

The Caribbean - with its balmy temperatures, white-sand beaches and vibrant cultures - is what dream vacations are made of. But the region is so jam-packed with lodging options, deciding where to stay might be the only thing that stands between...

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The 10 Best Hotels In The USA 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 11:22 AM

(Silpa Nanan)

Choosing the right hotel can be a challenge. Even after researching everything from location and on-site amenities to reviews from past guests, a property's quality can be difficult to determine from afar. That's where U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hotels in...

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9 Beach Destinations to Visit This Winter

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 5:35 PM

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With winter just around the corner, many of us are already itching to escape the cool air and retreat to a warm-weather locale with powdery sands and swaying palms. From the colorful coral reefs of the

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5 Top Cruising Tips for Seniors

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 5:22 PM

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It's no secret that cruises appeal to retirees. In fact, some travelers still subscribe to the notion that vacations at sea are exclusively for the "newlywed and nearly dead." While that characterization may have been true a...
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The Hidden Costs of Cruising

(4) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 4:58 PM

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For many travelers, the main appeal of cruising is its all-inclusive nature. One rate covers your lodging, most meals and entertainment for the entire trip. Plus, with larger ships, innovative amenities and new destinations continuously being added to...

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How to Avoid Holiday Travel Headaches

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2015 | 9:04 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 | 8:45 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 | 7:57 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 | 6:46 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 | 6:31 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 | 8:02 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 | 7:45 PM

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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 | 7:28 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 | 7:04 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 | 6:46 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 | 12:00 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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