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These are the best hotels of 2018

Each summer, 10Best enlists the help of our readers to choose the best hotels of the year in 12 different categories. After four weeks of voting, we …

New Orleans

Tricks to Finding United MileagePlus Saver Awards

Collecting frequent flyer miles and credit card points is the really easy part of the rewards travel game. It’s possible to rack up enough …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The 9 Best Hotels in Cannon Beach, Oregon to Book in 2018

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Oregon

Which Airlines Offer Round-the-World Tickets

Round-the-world (RTW) awards are one of the most lucrative and aspirational use of points and miles. Unfortunately, in recent years, many award …

British Airways

The 8 Best Antelope Canyon Tours to Book in 2018

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National Parks

Romantic Getaways on the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is a great place for a romantic getaway at any time of the year. Oceanfront suites, boutique hotels, and cozy B&Bs overlook rugged …

Pacific Northwest

How to Get a Flight Delay Letter to Use For Trip Delay Reimbursement

Having your flight delayed or canceled is without a doubt one of the most annoying aspects of travel. Fortunately, some credit cards can protect you …

Flying

Florida is one of the best places to retire in America — here's exactly how much it costs for a dream retirement in the Sunshine State

Florida is often called the best place to retire in the US. What more could one ask for during their golden years than to bask under the sun, live among the palm trees, and not pay state income taxes?<p>But enjoying such paradise involves a lot of planning. To find out just how much money you need to …

Retirement

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

These rusty cabins in Joshua Tree are upcycled vacation homes

Deep in the California desert is one unlikely set of barns – which you can rent for a stay. Set in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, the Folly cabins are a pair of off-grid, rusted barns which have been turned into a holiday home. These stunning, rusted buildings stand like sculptures in the …

How To Spend Down Your Money After You Retire

A reader contacted me this week having just finished How to Retire with Enough Money. He is proud of saving a nice nest egg, gleeful tax rates are low, but worried about the stock market. How should he spend down is money?<p>So, you’ve done everything right. You saved enough money for retirement – at …

Retirement

Who Knew? You Can Buy an Empty Middle Seat For More Space on All the Big US Airlines

There are plenty of reasons that people buy more than one seat on an airplane. Eighteen years ago someone bought a first class seat for a pig on US …

Retirement complications: Beware of hidden taxes when the career ends

Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you’re working.<p>Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. You’ll pay federal income taxes on most retirement plan withdrawals, but additional state taxes depend on where you live. Tax rates on …

Retirement

50 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.

Some states are better than others when it comes to how they rank as retirement destinations, based on critical financial factors. But where you …

Retirement

Planning a move? By 2021, these 8 states will have no income tax

Hate paying tax? These states will let you keep more of your hard-earned income.<p>Without beating around the bush, let me just say what's on all of our minds when it comes to taxes: They stink! No one likes preparing their taxes or handing over their hard-earned money to Uncle Sam. It is, however, a …

Retirement

Portugal’s Exquisite Historic Lodgings Offer a Window to the Past

The castles, palaces, and monastaries scattered across the Portuguese countryside are more than just relics of a time gone by.<p>The pages of Portuguese …

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

Forget Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, There’s a ‘Secret’ Hot Spring You Need to Check Out

The Blue Lagoon may be one of Iceland’s most sought-after tourist attractions, but it’s also one of the most crowded. If you’re looking for a more …

Iceland: Top Do's And Don'ts According To Locals

If you have travel plans to visit Iceland, you may be interested in learning more about the culture. Several Icelandic natives and locals have offered to share their perspectives on what they think travelers should know about before visiting – including tips on what to do and not to do.<p>Knowing what …

The Ultimate Guide to Seaside, Florida

1 of 13<p>Welcome to Seaside, Florida!<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Eat at Amavida Coffee<p>3 of 13<p>Eat at Modica Market<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Eat at Airstream …

6 Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts That Epitomize Pura Vida

These stunning Costa Rica honeymoon resorts give guests a taste of the pure life of Costa Rica on your honeymoon getaway.

The Essential Travel Guide to Costa Rica (Infographic)

Costa Rica is home to rainforests, national parks and idyllic coastlines. With a number of beautiful spots and plenty of local dishes to try, it’s no …

Ferry to Tasmania in Cruise Ship Style

For those wishing to travel to Tasmania, the Australian island state 150 miles off the southern coast of the mainland without flying, one of the most …

Retirement destinations: 10 best U.S. suburbs to consider for your golden years

You may not want to retire in a large city with a big population.<p>And the good news is there are some quality suburbs from which to choose.<p>Digital marketing company ConsumerTrack recently ranked the top suburbs for retirees based on cost of living, median home prices and property tax rates, among …

North Carolina

Hide Away in these 4 Awesome Iceland Vacation Cottages

Iceland has fast become the go-to destination for Americans seeking out-of-this-world experiences on a budget. The capital Reykjavik is a worthy stop …

Top 12 Resort Destinations in Georgia

Georgia resorts offer visitors many exceptional choices, from several of the world's top award-winning golf resorts to elegant oceanfront resort …

Blue Ridge Mountains

The 9 most touristy places in Iceland – and where to go instead

To say that Iceland has become a popular destination is an understatement. The country of less than 350,000 inhabitants got 1.8 million foreign …

European Travel

7 actually cool cruises that are nothing like the ones your parents take

If the word “cruise” brings to your mind cringe-worthy images of older people in towel shorts and Hawaiian shirts stuffing their faces at an …

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

South America

Save thousands on business class with ‘open jaw’ tickets

Most people fly to a destination and then they fly back. Savvy fliers, on the other hand, take advantage of a ticketing strategy using “open jaw” airfares, which can save a lot of money — and even offer extra bucket-list destinations for free.<p>An open-jaw itinerary means flying to one city and …