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Download these 15 air travel apps now!

01 of 15<p>This new app, unveiled at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, brings food and retail items to travelers. The app …

The Best of American 4th of July Celebrations

Kids. Fireworks. Parades. Ice cream. The Fourth of July is a day for family fun. Whether you're taking a trip or looking for fireworks close to home, …

Beat the Lines With 3 Ways to Get a Universal Express Pass

Many theme parks offer a fast track ticket that allows guests to skip the regular lines at rides and attractions and thus save a tremendous amount of …

10 Easy Ways to Lower Rental Car Costs

Renting a car? Keep your costs down by following these 10 easy tips:<p><b>Book with Autoslash.</b> Rental car prices are determined by surge pricing, which …

How to Avoid the Worst July 4th Weekend Traffic

We all know how hard it can be to get out of Dodge when you're going on vacation. But sometimes getting back into Dodge can be just as …

9 Classic Car Games That Can Save Your Next Road Trip

01 of 09<p><b>Best for: Age 2 and up</b><p>Preschoolers and young school-age kids love this simple guessing game that can be played on car trips, airport …

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How to Pre-Order Meals at Disney World With Mobile Order

Looking to shave your dining time at Disney World so you can get back to the rides and attractions? You will definitely want to check out a brand new …

Buying a SIM Card in the United States

Coverage and Data Speeds<p>As mentioned above, T-Mobile coverage is good in most large towns and cities, but drops away in rural areas, with large dead …

10 Reasons to Book a Trip to the Algarve, Portugal

01 of 10<p>The Algarve is home to more than 500 hotels and nearly 10,000 vacation rentals that fit within every price point. The 280-room Anantara …

10 Things You Didn't Know About the TSA

01 of 10<p>The TSA has nearly 45,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) trained to handle security for more than 20,000 domestic and 2,000 …

8 Air Travel Rights You Didn’t Know You Have

01 of 08<p>The 2017 United Airlines dragging incident brought this issue to the forefront, forcing the carrier to revise how this routine situation is …

Shark Attacks in the U.S. by the Numbers

01 of 08<p>Unprovoked Attacks by Sharks<p>While shark attacks in North Carolina caused concern to beachgoers last summer, the Outer Banks has not …

The 10 Apps You Need for Your Family Beach Vacation

01 of 09<p>While millions of people get sick each year from coming into contact with polluted water at beaches, this essential beach app helps you find …

12 Tips and Tricks for Cruising on the Disney Fantasy

01 of 12<p>Take advantage of Disney Cruise Line’s online check-in, available for first-time guests 75 days before your departure date up until four days …

12 Tips and Tricks for Exploring Disney World's Pandora

01 of 12<p>It isn't a requirement to have seen the highest grossing film of all time in order to enjoy your time in Pandora but, wow, it sure will …

Discover Volcano Bay Water Park at Universal Orlando

The amazing flurry of growth at Universal Orlando Resort shows no sign of stopping. Since the arrival of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010, …

8 Simple Ways to Save on Theme Park Tickets This Summer

Theme park getaways are popular with families, but they sure ain't cheap. Happily, there are some golden rules of ticket-buying that apply to pretty …

United Air Overhauls Passenger Bumping Rules after Dragging Incident

Better Boarding<p>United Airlines released a report today promising to turn over a new leaf on the way it handles bumping passengers sparked by the …

The Best Airline First and Business Class Meals in the World

Food takes off<p>Economy meals on most airlines with international flights are pretty basic: a meat (or vegetarian) entree, a starch, a salad and a …

Road Warriors Share their Favorite Airport Lounges

Lounging in Luxury<p>Airport lounges often offer a respite from the gates and food courts of the busiest airports in the world. But how does one lounge …

5 Companies Working to Make Commercial Space Travel a Reality

The Dawn of a New Space Age<p>For nearly six decades the opportunity to travel into space has been reserved for a select few individuals known as …

5 Great Walks in Manhattan

Manhattan may be fairly compact in size (measuring just 13.4 miles long, by 2.3 miles wide), but it's positively jam-packed with head-spinning …

The 8 Most Instagrammable Museums in the US

While I'm always a proponent of putting away your phone for a few hours to enjoy time in a good museum, there's no denying that it's fun to share the …

Is It Safe To Book a “Hacker Fare?”

Deep discounts can result in deeper trouble for some flyers<p>Since the advent of online booking, travelers have worked long and hard to determine the …

How to Take Better Photos at the Beach

Writer and photographer Ian Centrone details helpful tips to ensure you capture the best beach photos every time.<p>1. Find Your Inspiration<p>Every …

9 Instagram Hashtags to Inspire Your Next Vacation

While some Instagram users find the use of hashtags to be bothersome and excessive, they actually serve a purpose by effectively categorizing the …

The Very Best Kids Clubs on Land and Sea

Planning a great family vacation means plenty of quality time with the kids. But there still may be times when you want to head your separate ways to …

10 Great Cocktails Found at HMSHost-operated Airport Bars

Bottoms Up<p>Doug Draper has what many would think was a great job: the drinks expert overseeing adult beverage operations and menus for HMSHost, an …

These 10 Airports Are the Best in the World According to Skytrax

And the Winners Are...<p>Skytrax has released its latest World Airport Awards based on what it calls the largest annual global airport customer …