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The 1 Thing No One Tells You About Traveling Constantly

Instead of daydreaming about cobblestone paths and smoky cafes, I now fantasize about a town where people know me by name.<p>I was raised as a traveler, lucky enough to be born into a family that not only valued travel, but could afford it.<p>They taught me to prioritize adventure, so before I was old …

Meet the travel blogger who made 6 figures writing about her vacations

The 36-year-old started her blog Ordinary Traveler back in 2011 after a six-week vacation to Southeast Asia with her boyfriend. Fast forward to 2016, and Woodrow made six figures last year off of her travel blog.<p>"The bigger travel blogs are people who quit their jobs and became nomads — you don't …

San Diego

The 20 Coolest Secret Hotel Amenities

Read on for hidden perks from VIP shopping experiences to free museum access, and more.<p>When booking a trip, many travelers like to research the perks …

How to Pack for a Month in One Carry-On Bag

Kickstarter-funded clothing brand Vetta has created a capsule wardrobe of five pieces that are perfect for travel.<p>We love a good packing magic trick. Whether it’s finding room for an extra pair of shoes, keeping that bottle of Barbaresco from breaking mid-flight, or MacGyver-ing your Dopp kit, a …

Clothing

How to Make Money On Your Next Road Trip

Your summer road trip is about to get a little more awesome. Not only do you have the joy of seeing the country’s sites, but you can actually make …

Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam? Or maybe spend a few days totally …

JetBlue Is Offering $39 Flights In An Epic 2-Day Flash Sale

All aboard!<p>Flights under $40 for a cheap fall getaway? YES, please!<p>JetBlue is currently offering one-way flights as low as $39 in an epic 2-day “Autumn’s Up” flash sale.<p>The deals are cheap, indeed: Some of our favorites include a <b>$39 flight from Long Beach, California to San Francisco</b>, a <b>$59 flight</b> …

Where to Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Let the stars guide you to your next vacation.<p>Picking a vacation destination can be as simple as throwing a dart at a map of the globe or jumping on …

14 Reasons to Travel While You're Young

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

November Is the Best Time to Travel to Paris. Here's Why.

Lower airfares, shorter lines and beautiful Christmas markets are just a few of the draws to Paris.<p>As the leaves change and people swap their …

France

Could this be the world’s simplest jet lag cure?

There are lots of drastic measures you can take to perk up after hopping time zones—like hooking yourself up to an IV drip or filling your carry-on …

Jet Lag

The 25 Cheapest Places To Travel This Summer

There’s nothing like a summer vacation, but it can also be one of the most expensive times to take a trip. Depending on where you want to go, airfares are sky high and hotels are at a premium.<p>I interviewed a handful of travel experts and got their favorite picks for the most affordable destinations …

How to Make the Most of a Staycation

The next time you’re looking to take a short trip, why head out of town when you can have an enjoyable vacation by staying close to home? “Exploring your backyard with a staycation is a relaxing break and one that’s very special because most of us have never visited the highlights in the area where …

10 insanely affordable summer destinations for 2017

It’s that time of year again — school is out and you’re headed on your ultimate summer vacation. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, a partner or solo, these 10 affordable summer destinations won’t disappoint. They may even leave you some extra money to save — or spend while you’re …

This is What Makes A Vacation Restorative

Here’s how to make sure you return to work fully recharged after your vacation.<p>Time off helps us recover. When we’re not working, we’re able to rebuild internal resources that we depleted while dealing with the stress of work. But not all time off recharges us equally.<p>What is it about some …

Want Family Travel to Really Count? Make a Plan

When the first of her three children neared age 8, and school events and sports increasingly demanded the family’s time, Tracy Krechevsky, 52, a teacher in Wellesley, Mass., decided they needed a plan to make the most of their vacations.<p>“We knew the opportunity for traveling together was going to …

Tips for taking a long-term trip with kids

Ever dream of quitting work, renting out the family home and taking off to explore the world long-term? It’s a step that plenty of parents would love to take but the thought of planning such a mammoth trip can be daunting – especially when it takes all your energy just to get the kids out the …

These Are the Most Kid-Friendly Cities to Visit in 2017

A new report breaks down the top family vacation spots this summer, including the top five cities to visit with tiny travelers in tow.<p>Hoping to plan a summer trip with your kiddos, but not sure where to go? RewardExpert's new report on the most kid-friendly cities to visit in 2017 is here to …

Pack Light! Travel Gear That Folds Up Small and Snaps Right Back

Tom Bihn Travel Money Belt<p>Sure, when you’re at home wear a leather belt. When traveling, though, they add unnecessary weight and bulk, and in the …

5 tech tips that pro travelers use

Luggage? Check. Wallet? Yep. Tech? You bet.<p>Today’s travelers likely have some high-tech companions to help keep them organized, productive, entertained, and in touch with those who matter.<p>But to avoid any hiccups while on the road – whether it’s for a Spring Break vacation or quick business trip — …

Headphones

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Gadgets for Surviving a Noisy Flight

Getting comfortable on a long flight can be difficult for many reasons. The cabin is too cold or warm, the infant sitting three rows behind you is …

Headphones

How to prepare for your first bikepacking expedition

Among the many emerging trends in the outdoor and adventure sports world, one of the more interesting to witness is the growth in the number of …

Bikepacking

The Best National Park Souvenirs

National Parks

The Rise and Fall of the Great American Motel

In 1939, when John Steinbeck imagined Highway 66 as “the road of flight,” he evoked the crushing realities of Depression-era migrants who’d been …

USDOT

Profile of an American road trip: Where we go, what we eat, what we spend

Nearly 75% of Americans will take a road trip this year, and California is considered the preferred destination. Alaska and Florida finished second and third, respectively.<p>Those are among the findings of the 2017 Road Trip Survey of more than 1,300 U.S. drivers. For the purposes of the study, a …

RVs

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …