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10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Tourism

London's Hidden History: Ten Great Sites You Shouldn't Miss

Millions of tourists flock to London every year to take in the culture, sample the cuisine and, most important of all, to see the sites. But as well as the more prominent places to visit in London, the UK's capital is full of hidden wonder and secret gems that can add an extra dimension to any trip.<p>…

England

Why Fabien Cousteau Wants To Build An Underwater City

With 95 percent of the ocean unexplored, scientists barely understand life beneath the waves.<p>In the July 1963 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we detailed the work of Jacques Cousteau, an oceanographer who was building the Conshelf II -- an underwater habitat where he would set a world record living under …

Travelzoo Picks Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2015

Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015. We present the <b>Wow Deal Destinations for 2015</b>: Brazil, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country, Cruising Asia and Dubai -- based on travel trends, national events …

Puerto Rico

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your vacation. (They hear Istanbul is "absolutely fabulous" this time of year.) But we at PureWow think it's way more fun to explore a place that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Italian beach …

Ceramics

Archeologists Make Incredible Discoveries In Tunnel Sealed 2,000 Years Ago

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

12 Bests of Continental Europe

When we spent two weeks recently motoring across Continental Europe with our kids, we were tourists. No sense pretending otherwise. We were sight-seers...holiday-makers. Like Chevy Chase and his kin, we're an American family on a European Vacation.<p>Biggest, oldest, tallest, grandest...you don't …

Top 10 experiences in St Lucia

From the sky, the teardrop-shaped island of St Lucia looks like a precious piece of jewelry dropped in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The mountains are emerald green, the beaches golden and the clear waters sparkle diamond-bright in the hot noon sun.<p>Yet despite its splendor, St Lucia’s remoteness makes …

Caribbean

Adult Playtime: 3 Reasons to Treat Yourself, Aruba (PHOTOS)

<b>"We export happiness."</b><p>Yes, Aruba, yes you do.<p>Situated off the coast of Venezuela, slightly south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, this Caribbean delight is everything I've needed to escape a fast-paced world that glorifies busy.<p>Weather? 365 days of sunshine guaranteed.<p>Gluttony? Five Star …

Kitesurfing

Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue saving once the vacation is underway. Transportation, food, lodging and activities: These are all expenses that …

Travel

Foodie Hotels: Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

For true foodies, a vacation that doesn't involve mouth-watering cuisine is hardly worthy of the title. In fact, food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel. If you …

10 Places You Shouldn't Go If You Have Phobias

Afraid of clowns? We suggest you steer clear of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Can't stand bats? Maybe Austin isn't the city for you. In this, our most macabre month, we're taking a look at 10 places known for the kind of spectacles that many people would travel the world to see ... and a few would go to any …

Grand Canyon

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

Source: <i>©Tourismus Salzburg GmbH</i><p>The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.<p>To give …

European Travel

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that. Why else should you fly off to these exotic shores? From wildlife to culture, there is more to …

Indian Ocean

The World's Wackiest Hostels

Budget backpackers and adventurous travelers visit hostels around the world for more than cheap rates. Sure, it's always amazing when you can save big on overnight accommodations and use that money on another part of your trip, but low room rates are just one of the things that draw travelers to …

Café

This Is Colombia: A Caribbean Coast Adventure

The word "Colombia" doesn't exactly bring to mind colonial buildings dripping in bougainvillea or snow white beaches lapped by turquoise water. But that's exactly what you'll find on the Caribbean coast of this South American country, long devoid of international visitors.<p><b>A quick direct flight</b> from …

South America

17 Spots That Make Mexico One Of The Prettiest Places On Earth

Yes, there's the stereotype of partying spring breakers. But let's not forget that Mexico is truly a beautiful place.<p>The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico's deserts, rivers and mountains, you'll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world's …

Island Exploration: Sailing Around Indonesia

<b>With astounding diversity, the islands of the Indonesian archipelago offer some of the world's best diving, intrepid on-land exploration and cultural immersion. Mark Robba, the owner of luxury cruiser Dunia Baru tells us which islands to head to while sailing across Indonesian waters.</b><p>The Indonesian …

Asia Travel