15 Must-Have Items for Music Festival Season

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15 Must-Have Items for Music Festival Season

15 Must-Have Items for Music Festival Season

So you’ve spent a fortune on your Governors Ball tickets, and now you need to figure out what to pack. This is no ordinary long weekend — long days in the sun or rain require planning, after all. To help you prepare for your summer shenanigans, we’ve rounded up 15 must-haves so practical once the weekend is over, you’ll... Read More

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

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How to Really Budget for a Staycation

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

Whether you’re dreaming of an hour-long massage or lazy days lounging under the summer sun, you’ll want to budget wisely for your staycation. After all, you’ve worked hard for this well-deserved treat, and the last thing you want is for your savings account to plummet just when you’ve begun to relax. (Overspending can also tank your credit if you... Read More

5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

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5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

Vacations are often a family affair, but we typically leave our pets at home. While they’re stuck in a kennel or with a sitter at home, we’re off in Tahiti, cocktail in hand, living the good life. Why not let Fido or Whiskers in on the fun? A number of hotels have warmed up to the idea of... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Cost-Conscious Travelers

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5 Credit Cards for Cost-Conscious Travelers

5 Credit Cards for Cost-Conscious Travelers

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] There’s a lot of buzz anytime a credit card company launches a new premium travel credit card. But these cards often charge annual fees of $400 or more for the privilege of accessing their benefits. (You can read more about these types of cards here.) For occasional... Read More

The College Grad’s Guide to Backpacking in Europe

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The College Grad’s Guide to Backpacking in Europe

The College Grad’s Guide to Backpacking in Europe

So you’ve decided to backpack through Europe now that you’re done with college. But are you versed in the ways of European trains? Or know how to find the best hostels? Unless you’ve done it before, you’re going to need a little guidance. It’s a lot to navigate, but never fear. We’re here for you with our ultimate guide... Read More

Premium Plastic Wars: U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex’s Platinum

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Premium Plastic Wars: U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex’s Platinum

Premium Plastic Wars: U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex’s Platinum

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] U.S. Bank just launched a new premium travel card that joins the league of travel cards with big rewards and high annual fees. Available only to U.S. Bank customers, the Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite is for frequent travelers with disposable income who want spending incentives. The Altitude... Read More

6 Hotels Worth Visiting Just for the Shops

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6 Hotels Worth Visiting Just for the Shops

6 Hotels Worth Visiting Just for the Shops

Today’s gift shop hawks more than cheap toothpaste and forgettable postcards. Thanks to boutique hotels and upscale chains, everything from kimono robes to portable speakers are now up for grabs. We’ve rounded up six gift shops worth a stop on your travels, based on research and recommendations. Hotel San José Store at Hotel San José, Austin, Texas No... Read More

5 New Hyatt Hotels You Can Visit in 2017 for Free

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5 New Hyatt Hotels You Can Visit in 2017 for Free

5 New Hyatt Hotels You Can Visit in 2017 for Free

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] If you have been trying to figure out your next vacation destination, it’s understandable that you might be a little overwhelmed. There are so many amazing places around the world to experience. If you prefer to stay at Hyatt hotels, we put together a list of five... Read More

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