Vacation Tips & Advice

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

Evaluate your budget, preferences and other practicalities to pick the right all-inclusive for you.    

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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 as you'd like on the experience, and book anything from a five-star luxury resort to a more economical option. But having ...

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How to Plan a Frugal Family Road Trip This Fall

With strategic planning, you can keep costs low as you enjoy quality time together.

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Road-tripping seems simple: Just fill up the tank, pack up the kids and trade long security lines and costly flight tickets for quality time cruising together on scenic routes, right? But seasoned parents know planning a road trip that satisfies everyone's needs isn't always that easy. Settling squabbles in the back seat. Organizing activities that cater ...

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5 Baby Boomer Travel Trends

The 50-plus crowd wants to take memorable trips with loved ones, an AARP study shows.


A growing number of older Americans are traveling. While an increasing number of travel brands are targeting millennial travelers with tech-savvy digital tools, according to 2014 AARP survey of more than 800 participants ages 50 and up, baby boomers are making travel a priority. The study, which evaluated travel trends for 2015 among the 50-plus demographic, found that baby ...

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7 of the Best Fall Hiking Trips in the U.S.

Surround yourself in beautiful autumn colors and striking scenery along America's picturesque trails. 


With trees ablaze in a dizzying array of stunning colors, from bright reds to sparkling golds, there's no better time to strap on your hiking boots than autumn. Thanks to the country's expansive and dynamic geography, nearly every corner in America's national parks come with spectacular views. Plus, the crisp, cooler air in so many parts ...

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Top Fall Escapes in the Southwest

Embrace reduced rates and temperatures in top desert destinations.

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With cooler temperatures, colorful fall foliage and affordable shoulder season rates, autumn is an ideal time to travel. Whether you want to admire art in Albuquerque or immerse yourself in dramatic red-rock formations in Sedona, a trip to the American Southwest offers an enticing alternative to a traditional, cookie-cutter fall getaway in New England. So, if you're ...

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6 Tricks to a Cheap Columbus Day Getaway

It's not too late to plan an affordable escape for the long weekend.


Want to travel over the long weekend? Columbus Day is fast approaching, but there are still ways to organize a cost-effective getaway. And chances are, you'll snap up a better deal than you might find for Thanksgiving or Christmas at this time of year. Another enticement: While average hotel rates are up by 13 percent for the long ...

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