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In-Flight Etiquette: How to Be a Better Passenger

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You're on a plane. It's a crowded flight, and you're in the middle seat. The woman in the window seat is fast asleep, snoring and steadily collapsing into your space. The kid in the aisle seat wearing the big headphones is bobbing his head to music that everyone in rows eight through 13 can hear ...

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Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

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Travel doesn't have to be expensive — if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue saving once the vacation is underway. Transportation, food, lodging and activities: These are all expenses that take a huge chunk out of any ...

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3 Ways to Save as a Solo Traveler

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Who said that you have to travel with a companion to save money? In recent years, solo travel has been on the rise, especially with women. A 2014 study by Booking.com found that the increase in solo travel is largely due to travelers' ability to stay in touch with friends and family, thanks to multiple social media ...

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How to Save Money on a Family Ski Trip

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Between transportation, gear, lodging, meals and lift tickets, skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive hobby. But it also makes for a great (and healthy) family bonding experience. So how can you save some cash this winter on a family ski getaway? U.S. News rounded up some savvy ways for you to slash costs — without ...

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When it Pays to be Flexible With Your Award Travel

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Perhaps you've walked into a local neighborhood store and spotted a sign on the wall that read, "Cheap, Fast, Good — pick any two." 

This is informally known as the "Value Triangle" and it describes how customers sometimes have to compromise on one of their priorities. If you want a high-quality product or service at a low price ...

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Caribbean Food Festivals Worth the Splurge

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Move over Paris and Rome, the Caribbean is quickly becoming a gourmet dining epicenter. Beckoning to international award-winning chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and José Andrés, the Caribbean boasts an impressive array of acclaimed resort restaurants and foodie festivals. Care to pair your umbrella-laden drink with a mouthwatering meal? Found everywhere from St. Barts to ...

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