Vacation Tips & Advice

8 Ways to Fight Jet Lag on Your Cruise

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You've spent months comparing itineraries, cabin types and shore excursions, and now, you're ready for the international cruise of a lifetime. But if you're cruising abroad, you could lose precious vacation time to travel sleepiness. A bad case of jet lag could wreak havoc on the first few days of your getaway (not to ...

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How to Assign Value to Your Frequent Flier Miles

Are you sitting on a fortune in miles?

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The most difficult aspect of collecting and redeeming frequent flier miles is trying to determine how much those miles are worth. Without that information, you won't know if you should use miles in one program or another, or simply pay cash. Knowing how much your miles are worth also provides useful context for earning them. A program ...

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Are Loyalty Programs Without Blackout Dates Always Better?

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Why don't airlines like Southwest and JetBlue have award charts that spell out the cost of their frequent flier awards? Charts make it easier to determine the cost of an award redemption: for example, knowing that you'll need 60,000 miles for a roundtrip economy ticket from the U.S. to Europe. 

The reason is ...

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The Best Cruises of 2015

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In recent years, reports of health scares and mechanical malfunctions have raised questions about cruise safety. As a result, many travelers are wary of whether a cruise is the best vacation choice.

But here's the reality: With a growing demand for improved safety measures, immersive itineraries and innovative onboard entertainment, cruise lines attract ...

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Is a Cruise for You?

7 questions to ask yourself before you commit

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The question "Is a cruise for you?" might seem like a silly one. After all, with the open air, the exotic destinations and the all-you-can-eat buffets, what's not to love about a cruise?

But even with the affordable all-inclusive rates and the immersive experiences available onboard and ashore, a cruise might not be the right vacation ...

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9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

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With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: ziplining through a Costa Rican rain forest or whale-watching in Maui, Hawaii), luring travelers of all ages and interests. Best ...

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