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12 Things You Should Never Do in Hawaii

If nothing says vacation like speeding tickets, painful stings, and bland food, by all means ignore this advice.<p>Just as there isn't one single best way to vacation in Hawaii, there are many ways to do it wrong. To have a great trip in the Aloha State, avoid these 12 pitfalls.<p>Then again, if nothing …

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15 Best Beach Getaways for 2015

No two beach vacations are exactly the same. Some travelers want sun during the day, and a trendy, urban scene to explore by night; others want deserted islands offering peace and quiet. Fortunately, there's no shortage of stunning beaches around the world to choose from, but which ones are the …

Travel Guides

Why Can't Airline Fees Be Refundable? Glad You Asked

The North American airline industry collected an estimated $8.2 billion last year from fees for items such as checked baggage, premium seat assignments and early boarding privileges -- a $700 million increase from 2013. But are they keeping more of your money than they should?<p>The North American …

Orlando for Grown-Ups: Tips for Planning an Adults-Only Trip

While you might not associate hour-long lines and hordes of children with romance, Orlando's theme parks can be enjoyed not only by kids, but also by the young at heart. From plush resort spas to sophisticated restaurants, here's how to plan a grown-up trip to the Theme Park Capital of the</i> …

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10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

What if I told you saving money when you travel is simple? In fact, traveling on a budget is easier than ever -- and I've made a living out of doing it.<p><i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can …

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Booking.com Sharpens Last-Minute Booking Focus With Standalone App

Booking.com, which has offered tonight-only deals in its app since 2011, has debuted a new, standalone Booking Now app for “spontaneous bookers,” …

How to Pack for a Week With Only 10 Items of Clothing

Travel light by packing pieces you can mix and match for a week's worth of looks.<p><i>by Anna Liesemeyer, Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler</i><p>Travel light by packing 10 clothing pieces you can mix and match for a week's worth of looks.<p>I packed these 10 pieces on a recent trip to St. Louis, where the temperatures ranged …

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Top Vacation Strategies for Families

Anyone with kids has wondered if a weeklong vacation sleeping in the same room as a newborn or toddler can even be counted as a vacation. The fact is, when you have little kids, the word "vacation" tends to take on a whole new meaning.<p><i>davitydave / Flickr</i><p>When you have kids, it's easy to become …

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The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

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How Can I Earn More Frequent Flier Miles?

<i>A:</i><p>Many domestic airlines have quietly made a drastic change to their frequent flier programs. They're now more likely to award points based on how much you spend—not how far you fly. That means your typical economy-class ticket earns fewer miles than it used to, especially for long-distance …

Rocked by the rails: Canada’s amazing train trips

Canada’s railway links the east and west coasts of this massive country, so it’s not surprising that its national rail treasure – the <i>Canadian</i> – is featured, along with the Rockies, on Canada’s $10 bill. The <i>Canadian</i>’s route, from Vancouver to Toronto, is considered by many as one of the world’s best …

The Quintessential Spanish Town You Didn't Know You Wanted To Visit

Ah, Spain. We just can't get enough of your beautifulness.<p>And we just fell in love with the newest beautiful Spanish city we want to visit -- called Girona -- after we found out it's sort of like a smaller Barcelona, but with nearly just as much to offer visitors.<p>Located in northeast Catalonia, a …