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AAA Announces 2015 Diamond Award Winners

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On Jan. 16, AAA released its annual lists of Four and Five Diamond hotels. In total, 96 properties across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean were added to the prestigious lists this year.

AAA's Diamond Rating is one of the few hotel appraisal systems that rely on physical on-site evaluations. AAA's inspection team ...

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How to Travel to Cuba

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Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. Travel websites like Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine, saw a 126 percent increase in searches for Cuban properties. Meanwhile, hotel search engine Trivago.com ...

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Orlando for Grown-ups

Tips for planning an adults-only trip

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Travelers already consider Orlando, Florida, a bona fide family vacation destination, but many may be surprised to find that it also appeals to those traveling without little ones. While you might not associate hour-long lines and hordes of children with romance, Orlando's theme parks can be enjoyed not only by kids, but also by the ...

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Navigating the Landscape of Airline Loyalty Programs in 2015

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Many of the nation's airlines have tweaked their frequent flier programs in recent years, but 2015 will be a key point in their broader evolution. Since the first program, American Airlines AAdvantage, was launched in 1981, nearly all airlines have rewarded their customers with miles based on the distance that they fly. The problem with this ...

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Top Vacation Strategies for Families

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When you have kids, it's easy to become overwhelmed with the thought of meeting everyone's needs while you're away. For example, how does a family of five get from the airport to their condo, hotel or resort? And how do you make sure everyone gets three square meals a day when you don't even ...

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Big Event Travel: 5 Reasons to Follow the Crowds

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Zach Everson and his wife spent their honeymoon in Paris at the same time the city was hosting the Rugby World Cup. While the timing was an accident, Everson said he loved the result. "The city was alive in a way I hadn't experienced on previous visits: Bars were packed with fans from across the rugby-playing ...

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