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5 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Cuba

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Since President Barack Obama announced in December 2014 that the United States plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, avid travelers have been preparing to visit the small Caribbean nation. But it's not as easy as you might think.

Cuba already welcomes roughly 3 million international travelers each year; people flock to the island ...

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All in or All out? When it Makes Sense to Go All-inclusive

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All-inclusive resorts and getaways sound lovely, don't they? All you have to do is show up, and everything, from your meals to your activities, is paid for. But are these vacations really as convenient and relaxing as they seem? Some are and some aren't, and the value they offer depends on the goal of your ...

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8 Under-the-Radar Museums Worth Visiting

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When most travelers set out to explore a destination's museums, they usually don't stray from the most popular (packed Smithsonians come to mind). But a host of off-the-beaten-path institutions full of historical treasures and rare artifacts are waiting to be discovered by travelers willing to go the extra mile. Whether your passion is art, history ...

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Never Lose Your Luggage Again with These 4 Tips

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On par with a canceled flight, lost luggage has the kind of trip-ruining potential that makes most travelers cringe. And judging by the stuffed overhead compartments on most planes, consumers do everything they can to ensure they never have to part with their belongings. But here's the reality: The odds of losing your bags are pretty ...

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7 Tips for Tracking Travel Deals

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It's no secret that traveling can put a strain on the wallet, but with promotions and deals abound, it's easier than ever to score a discounted vacation. The problem is, it can be hard to keep track of all the available money-saving offers, and even harder to distinguish a good deal from a bad one ...

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Europe's Best Island Escapes

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For most travelers, Europe may be more associated with medieval fortresses and train journeys than sand castles and ferry rides, but close inspection of the map reveals that the continent is home to thousands of miles of coastline and scores of islands off its shores. Some European islands are well-known homes of hedonistic frolicking while others ...

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