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The Simple Request That Will Get You a Bigger Hotel Room for Free (Video)

Travelers are always looking for tricks to get the most out of their vacation budgets.<p>While surprise free upgrades are always nice, you can’t rely on …

Hospitality

This New Line of Customizable Luggage Offers Over 1 Million Color Combinations

We’ve long been fans of Tumi’s iconic luggage, but you pay handsomely for the privilege of owning it. Now, several of the company’s top brass have …

Luggage

Top Concierge Shares His Secrets to a Great Vacation in Las Vegas

Jones Tantoco has spent the last 17 years in Las Vegas, now working as a concierge at the Delano. He has some top tips for getting the most out of a …

Las Vegas

What I Learned From My In-Flight Medical Emergency

“Is there a doctor on-board?” is a phrase no one wants to hear over the intercom during the flight. Or, at least that’s what I always assumed. …

New York City

7 Tips For Staying Alive In A Plane Emergency

Tuesday’s Southwest Flight 1380 is every aviation traveler’s worst nightmare: engine failure. Broken window. Sudden loss of cabin pressure. A …

The Best River Cruises for Exploring Europe This Summer

“Go with the flow” could be the motto of river cruisers, the fastest growing segment of the cruise market.<p>Unlike oceangoing ships that carry as many …

Cruise Ships

Fin-atics get their fix at Chicago's best seafood restaurants

Seafood is hard to do well at home and it's best to buy fish fresh and prepare it that night, neither undercooking nor turning it into a Dr. Scholl’s …

21 of the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas to make your grid glorious

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – and on Insta.<p>ICYMI: There's way more to <b>Las Vegas</b> than <i>The Hangover</i> and Scott Disick's nightclub …

Wettest Places in the USA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) runs the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), which releases data on the weather patterns …

From Casual to Elegant: The Las Vegas Strip's Best Places for Lunch

Where you have lunch in Las Vegas really depends on what you’re doing during the day. If you’re out sightseeing and wandering along the Strip, a …

The Best of Las Vegas, According to an Insider

Kathleen Hopay has lived in Las Vegas for 10 years after moving to the city from the East Coast. "I always wanted to live in a warm climate and knew …

A Walking Tour Retraces Lisbon’s Painful Legacy of Slavery

It also highlights the city’s modern-day African communities.<p>Naky Gaglo begins his tours of Lisbon in <i>Praça do Comércio</i>, a grand plaza that once …

The Best Hotels in Chicago Will Make You Want to Sleep In

If the crop of cool Chicago hotels popping up like mushrooms in recent years is any indication, the Windy City is one hot destination. Between an …

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

Country Lifestyle

Tauck vs. Viking River Cruises

Without a doubt, the most visible presence in the river cruising world is Viking River Cruises, thanks to effective TV, radio and direct mail …

Cruise Ships

Lisbon: The City of Pastry (Part 1)

Most cities are known for something, and for me, forever more, Lisbon will be known as the city of pastries! And some would argue that it’s all about …

European Travel

The Best-Selling Travel Products on Amazon

This story originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.<p>When it comes to peer reviews, you can’t beat the world’s biggest online retailer.<p>So when Amazon …

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

Las Vegas

The Best Steakhouses in the United States

Regulars don’t need a menu at Peter Luger, the Michelin-starred chophouse in Brooklyn, where not much has changed since 1887—except the newly hip …

Cruising through France in luxury on a Tauck river ship

UZES, France — An elegant reception is in full swing as Mark Ungashick, 60, of Kansas City, Mo. arrives at the inner courtyard of the Duchy D'Uzes, a 12th century castle near France's Rhone River.<p>The retired business owner and his companions from the Tauck river ship Emerald already have explored …

Disney Cruise Line

Want To Avoid The Lines At Disney? There's An App For That

When you picture your Disney World vacation, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Space Mountain, and setting sail on the Pirates of the Caribbean probably …

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: All the Differences, Explained

Your complete guide, here.<p>A few months ago, I was flying out of New York's JFK Airport when I got into a disagreement with a TSA officer in the PreCheck line, who told me that—long story short—it didn't matter whether or not I had Global Entry, as it was a different program than TSA PreCheck and …

Flying

10 of the World's Most Expensive Dishes You'll Have to Break the Bank to Eat

Today's global cuisine scene spans from fatty fast food trucks to fabulous 5-star dining and everything in between. All around the world, restaurants …

10 essential travel phrases in 10 languages

Of the roughly 7.5 billion people on the planet, only 360 million or so of them speak English as a first language (well, according to Wikipedia at …

8 Questions to Ask before You and Your Bestie Take That Vacay

You love your BFF to death, so of course you want to take a trip together. But taking a friendship on the road can subject it to new stresses, from …

With This Franchise, You Can Work From Home or Even on a Cruise Ship

Becoming a Dream Vacations franchisee means harnessing the allure of travel while setting your own hours.<p>By Entrepreneur Partner Studio Staff<p>Most people who love to travel don’t especially love to plan the trip. Let’s face it, connecting the dots between destinations, accommodations and …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

How to keep your travel complaint from being ignored

It's complaints season in the travel industry, as Adeodata Czink will tell you.<p>Her favorite summertime gripe? The tourist who waved a brochure in front of her face, vowing to sue because her expensive hairdo had been ruined. Czink, an etiquette expert and tour guide from Toronto, couldn't fix the …

Customer Service

How to Skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower

These five tips will secure you a spot at the top of Paris' most famous landmark.<p>If you’ve never been to Paris before, or even if you have, you need to visit the Eiffel Tower, at least once. It may seem touristy and cliched but once you reach the top of this iconic wrought iron wonder, you'll see …