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50 Places to Visit Before You Turn 50

50 Places to Visit Before You Turn 50

50 Places to Visit Before You Turn 50

Many people put off traveling until they’re retired, thinking they’ll have more money saved up by then to afford it. But the truth is, traveling doesn’t necessarily get easier with age. Many places require physical endurance, from climbing the ancient steps of the Acropolis to hiking the rocky Inca city of Machu Picchu, in Peru. “Our advice for any... Read More

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

Going on vacation is amazing, but sometimes the process of getting to your destination can be less than enjoyable. Traffic jams, airport security, flight delays and other annoyances can not only put you in a foul mood, but can wreck your entire trip. Sadly, you can’t control some of these things, but there are plenty... Read More

Anatomy of an Airfare: What Determines Your Price?

Anatomy of an Airfare: What Determines Your Price?

Anatomy of an Airfare: What Determines Your Price?

Airfares are highly variable. You could be sitting next to someone who paid several hundreds more than you to be on the same plane even if you’re flying to the same destination. What drives these price differences? Let’s break down the big factors. Supply & Demand Airlines respond to the same simple economics as any seller. They... Read More

6 Ways to Save on Flights & Hotels This Summer

6 Ways to Save on Flights & Hotels This Summer

6 Ways to Save on Flights & Hotels This Summer

You’ve scrimped and saved to treat your family to a nice vacation this summer, but now that you’ve started to research how much it would actually cost to book airfare and hotels, you’re having second thoughts. When it comes to the most expensive costs associated with traveling, it’s always the big three, says Travis Katz, co-founder and... Read More

Americans Are Traveling (& Spending) More Than Ever This Memorial Day

Americans Are Traveling (& Spending) More Than Ever This Memorial Day

Americans Are Traveling (& Spending) More Than Ever This Memorial Day

This year, Americans want to spend their Memorial Day weekend away from home, despite reports that gas prices are going to be the highest they’ve been in more than a decade. This is according to a recent report from AAA, which used economic variables to forecast domestic travel volumes, as well as data from research firm... Read More

5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

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

7 Ways to Save on Travel With Kids

7 Ways to Save on Travel With Kids

7 Ways to Save on Travel With Kids

Traveling with kids is stressful enough without tacking on the worry of spending a fortune for fun in the sun (or on the slopes, or wherever you’d like to take your kids). If vacationing with your kids is something you’d like to do in the near future, here are seven things you can do to cut... Read More

6 Extravagant Hotels We’d Happily Splurge On

6 Extravagant Hotels We’d Happily Splurge On

6 Extravagant Hotels We’d Happily Splurge On

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] For most of us, the thought of shelling out thousands of dollars for a one-night stay at a hotel is, well, ridiculous. Then... Read More

6 Hotels Worth Visiting Just for the Shops

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

The Airbnb Hotel Tax: What Guests & Hosts Need to Know

The Airbnb Hotel Tax: What Guests & Hosts Need to Know

The Airbnb Hotel Tax: What Guests & Hosts Need to Know

The summer travel season is nearly upon us and if you’re a fan of staying with Airbnb hosts instead of hotels, you probably already know some locations charge some or all of the same taxes that hotels charge. If you don’t already know that, surprise! The number of locations charging taxes for that spare room... Read More

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