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Miles, Points and Cash: How to Make the Most of Your Travel Rewards

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At the start of 2015, Delta Air Lines introduced a new option for its SkyMiles members called Miles + Cash, which allows travelers to redeem less Delta SkyMiles for an award ticket if they're willing to part with some extra cash. Other airline and hotel loyalty programs offer similar "mixed" cash and points redemptions, and as these ...

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5 Ways to Make Reward Travel Cheaper for Families

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Earning enough points and miles to cover the cost of a family vacation can be difficult when just two adults are eligible to earn and redeem travel rewards. Fortunately, there are ways to save points and miles by as much as 50 percent — a welcome reprieve for families on a budget. Here are five tricks for making reward ...

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Travel Goes 'Boom' in 2015 as Retirees Stay Active

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Susan Madden, 62, her husband and their dogs plan to travel via RV on five separate vacations in 2015, making the trek from their home in New Hampshire to warmer temps in Florida. The Maddens are just two of the many baby boomers who will make a similar journey in 2015, according to new survey results from AARP ...

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5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

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Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll need to ...

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Why You Should Consider Booking a Trip through BJ's, Costco or Sam's Club

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If you've ever shopped in a wholesale retail store like Costco, Sam's Club or BJ's Wholesale, you're probably more familiar with their barrels of cheese balls and 2-liter bottles of olive oil than you are with their vacation packages. While these membership-only warehouse clubs have cornered the market on buying groceries in bulk, they ...

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Seeing Green: Hotels Capitalize on Environmental Concerns

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While most of us are accustomed to the sign in nearly every hotel room bathroom prompting us to reuse our towels to aid conservation efforts, millennials expect more when it comes to environmental awareness — and they want it without a price tag attached.

"For the millennial generation, it is important that destinations are both environmentally and culturally sustainable ...

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