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Top 17 for 2017: Best new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2017. Then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.<p>It already seems like 2017 is shaping up as a good year for ride …

Six things every airline should provide

A long-haul flight is much more than simply a means of getting from A to B. With so many hours in the air, it’s a huge part of your trip. Therefore, …

7 Tips for Better Domestic Travel

Courtesy of Pexels.com<p>Flying within the United States can be a less-than-luxurious experience. Here’s how to make it more comfortable.<p>Domestic travel …

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11 Travel Apps That Take the Stress Out of Vacation Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

Where Can I Find the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>The great brew houses and burger joints scattered across the country are always highlighted in road trip guides. But chocolate chip cookies, those gooey symbols of all that is wholesome and right about America, always seem to get the shaft. Not today. The cookies from these eight bake shops …

How to Fold a Shirt in Three Seconds

If you are a constant traveler (and even if you aren't), you know that time is of the essence. In order to avoid spending precious time folding shirts, here is a trick to have it ready and folded in just three seconds!<p><b>Step 1:</b><p>The first thing you need to do is to pinch two inches from the collar, and …

10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like everyone has a condo for the things that don't fit in their condo, so …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

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How to Create a Travel Budget

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." While that free-spirited approach might have worked for Lao Tzu, globetrotters with finite funds have less room for spontaneity. Drawing up a travel budget can feel like an overwhelming task, but planning your expenses before you …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

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Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.<p>The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities …