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Vacation Tips & Advice

Airfares Are at a 7-Year Low, but Are You Getting a Deal?

With plummeting oil prices and high competition, you can book cheap flights, but there are some caveats.

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Airfare prediction app Hopper made headlines after forecasting that domestic flight tickets would dip by 12 percent from 2015 and fall to the lowest seasonal rates since 2009. For frugal fliers, there's an added bonus: Hopper's six-month price prediction shows average domestic round-trip airfare dipping to $207 in September and $206 in October. Prices aren't ...

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3 Mountain Towns to Escape the Summer Heat

Embrace small-town charm, inspiring scenery and ample time in the great outdoors in these cool spots.

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With temperatures climbing into the 90s across the country, there's no better time to head for the hills. In picturesque mountain towns, where the elevation soars and temperatures plunge, you can enjoy a break from intense heat and humidity and a chance to enjoy inspiring settings, explore a wide range of local attractions and embrace the great ...

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Why Foodies Should Plan a Trip to Houston Now

Houston's recent James Beard nominations put the city on the national culinary map.

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Houston hardly seems like a new discovery for the avid traveler. With a population of more than 2 million, the country's fourth-largest city is preparing to host Super Bowl 50 (or Super Bowl L for you purists) in 2017, and its sobriquets include both the Oil Capital of the World and Space City. NASA may be based ...

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The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S.

Imbibe in creative cocktails at these top spots across the country.

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When it comes to summer sipping, nothing beats the panoramic vistas, brilliant sunsets and sophisticated atmosphere of a rooftop bar. And with summer ushering in longer, warmer days, it's not shocking people are slipping away from their typical indoor haunts and choosing bars that don't just offer unique cocktails, but also Instagram-worthy views to go with ...

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How to Take Advantage of Multi-Attraction Travel Passes

Skip long lines and save on admission to top sights by investing in the right pass.

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When you're visiting a city for the first time, it can be overwhelming to decide what attractions to see, when to see them and how to purchase all the tickets you need. Multi-attraction passes can not only help you save some money on admission tickets to top sights, but also reduce the stress of trip planning. This ...

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10 Money-Saving European Travel Tricks

Plan a wallet-friendly trip abroad with these savvy tips.

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Summer is a popular, albeit expensive, time to visit Europe. But favorable exchange rates against the U.S. dollar and a decline in tourism due to safety concerns have created some great vacation deals. Throw these essential saving strategies into the mix and voilĂ , you can travel cheaply across Europe this season. Follow these tips to trim costs ...

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