Vacation Tips & Advice

Before Joining a Loyalty Program, Pick Your Destinations First

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Airline miles, hotel points, credit card rewards… there's a slew of loyalty programs permeating the travel industry, each with its own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Among all this confusion, the biggest mistake travelers make when it comes to joining a program is choosing the wrong one. 

What's the "right" program? The answer to that question is ...

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8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

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Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that — yours. Feel free to take as long as you want in the markets. Splurge (or don't) on shopping excursions or fancy restaurants. Breeze through museums, or spend hours dissecting every piece. Free from the burden of traveling companions, you can ...

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The Pros and Cons of Off-Season Travel

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For many destinations around the country — and the world — the off-season has arrived. This brief period of time — usually brought on by the start of the school year and less-than-ideal weather — can often be the best time of the year to travel. Why? You'll find more deals (both for hotels and flights) and fewer crowds. But traveling ...

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How to Swap Luxury Travel Goods

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The economic downturn that gave rise to the sharing economy seems to have finally spread to the luxury market. You can now swap everything, from homes to cars to handbags, while laying out very little cash and leveraging your own assets to reap more value from your belongings.

According to travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global, individuals ...

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Plan Your Escape to the Airport Lounge

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Airports are amazing places. Thousands of people pass through them every day traveling to all corners of the planet. Considering the number of restaurants, shops and services they provide, some airports even function like small cities. But like any buzzing metropolis, the crowds can feel overwhelming. A secluded airport lounge provides weary travelers a much-needed escape, but is ...

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Which Winter Getaway is Right for You?

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Winter is coming. You have a few options: You can brave the cold weather, or you can book a ticket to somewhere tropical. You could also seek out an adventure or immerse yourself in the cultural offerings of a lively city. You might have a destination in mind, or you may be searching for something completely new ...

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