The holiday season has some of the busiest and priciest travel days of the year. Luckily, rising prices and packed flights can be worked around. We collected these expert tips to find prices in your budget — even on peak travel days.
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Nowadays, more and more air carriers are happy to charge us fees for all the extras that were once complimentary on a flight. If you’ll be flying to see family or friends this holiday season, click through to see some of the most affordable fees we’ve compiled by category and their major airline carriers.
Unless you’ve been stuck in a mine shaft for the past few decades, chances are you’ve heard of Bob Marley and Usain Bolt. Beyond reggae and track icons, however, there are many fascinating things less widely known about Jamaica that make this island of just 3 million people stand out.
In the past 20 years, the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., have boomed, and that growth has been accompanied by development and tourism. Now when folks visit Washington, they may choose hotels in Silver Spring, Rockville or Bethesda — all connected to Washington by Metro.
News apps are helping users share information about sights and hidden gems in cities and countries around the globe so other people can benefit from their knowledge.
I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve “fightin’ words.”
During your next hotel stay, would you give up clean sheets in exchange for food vouchers or discounted Internet access?
Hot Springs is a history-lover’s dream. Over the years, visitors to this city of 35,000 in central Arkansas have ranged from baseball stars to notorious gangsters, all drawn by one thing: the naturally occurring warm mineral water that gives the area its name.
There is one thing that the people at Willamette Valley Vineyards want you to know about their annual grape stomp. It is a very important point, one they make several times.
There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state’s trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city’s art galleries and festivals.
In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza, tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour.
In a west side Salt Lake City neighborhood known for tire shops and taco joints, a pineapple turns on a spit over layers of smoky, marinated pork. The dish is called al pastor, and the place is called Chunga’s.
For Americans looking to retire abroad, deciding where to live can be a challenge. But Lynne and Tim Martin took that question off the table by deciding to retire everywhere and anywhere.
Louisville touts itself as the gateway to bourbon country, and for many visitors the restaurants and bars are part of a day-night bourbon experience.
Naples gets a bad rap for crime and grime, and it’s true the city does have some gritty edges. But there’s plenty to enjoy here: amazing pizza, impressive architecture, a rich and carefully preserved history - all set on the turquoise curve of the Bay of Naples. Here are five ways to get a slice of Neopolitan life for free.
Out-of-towners and locals alike have shown enormous interest in sites connected to the Sept. 11th attacks. More than 700,000 people from all 50 states and 131 countries have been to the National Sept. 11 Museum since it opened May 21. More have come from New York than any other state, but the museum also hosts so many international tourists that you can’t even identify all the languages being spoken.
If you’re willing to live out of a backpack and be a little imaginative, you absolutely can travel the world for as little as $20/day. Follow these easy tips to get further on a twenty-something’s budget.
Cape Town is a place of wry contrasts, a place where you might encounter an international fashion model, a hippie or a “bergie” (beggar). There are urban black townships and picturesque seascapes. A mix of colonial history, the struggle against apartheid and 20 years of democracy color what Cape Town is today.
Solo traveling can be a wonderful experience, especially for a young woman. It fosters a sense of confidence and independence and it implores you to explore the many sights and sounds that the world has to offer. That said, we girls do face a few more safety challenges while traveling than our male counterparts do. Before you pack your bags, arm yourself with these tips to stay safe while seeing the world.
Cancun has long been a popular destination spot for Americans looking to get away for a fun-filled vacation without straying too far from home. If you’re looking to head down to Mexico’s popular Yucatan Peninsula, don’t limit yourself to this party city. Explore Mexico’s natural beauty and rich Mayan culture by branching out a little further than you might have planned.
Procrastinating travelers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance could find some spontaneity and even bargains with last-minute travel apps to book flights and hotel rooms.
Virginia Beach is no generic beach town. It’s the largest city in Virginia, which means there are plenty of things to do throughout the year for free.
Black sand beaches, abundant wildlife, idyllic weather. When it comes to tropical summer getaways, Costa Rica is an obvious choice. But don’t let the travel guides fool you. You can get a quality vacation on a backpacker’s budget.
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