June 21, 2018

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11 Best Hotel Pools in Vegas

Additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Summer is here, which in Las Vegas means one thing: Pool season has arrived. All across town, vast hotel pool decks are shaking off their off-season sleepiness and embracing their summer selves — which, for some hotels, means a serene oasis-like scene for beating the heat, and for others, […]

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June 21, 2018

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Alexa Is Coming to Hotel Rooms (and What that Means for Your Privacy)

Stock Catalog/Flickr “Alexa, order wine.” This morning, Amazon announced a new program called Alexa for Hospitality. The e-commerce powerhouse is introducing its popular digital personal assistant, the Echo, which users address as “Alexa,” to select properties that are part of Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Aloft Hotels, and Autograph Collection […]

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June 20, 2018

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7 Nude Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

While some may consider stripping down in front of complete strangers uncomfortable, others find it to be a thrilling experience. Whatever feeling it evokes, there’s no denying it: Nude vacations are on the rise — and we don’t just mean at nude beaches. Nakations are becoming such a trend that new concepts, like naturist restaurants […]

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June 20, 2018

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What to Pack for a Perfect Trip to Vegas

Heading to Vegas and racking your brain over what to pack? We’re here to help. While you can find pretty much anything in Sin City and its impressive resort malls, it’s best to arrive with the essentials in hand so you can launch straight into your vacation with no delay. Aside from cash and a […]

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June 19, 2018

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Where to Recover From a Layoff, Breakup, or Other Major Life Setbacks

Travel can be the cure for some pretty monumental setbacks, from layoffs to breakups to illnesses. (“Eat, Pray, Love,” anyone?) Sure, when life hands you lemons, you may want to just wallow in the sourness. But try to resist that urge. Climbing a mountain, gazing at a serene island sunset, or daring to try an […]

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June 19, 2018

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Top 5 LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations to Visit in Europe

June has arrived, meaning that cities around the United States and abroad will start kicking off their Pride festivals, parades, and celebrations. Though much progress has been made in the U.S. and countries around the world, it’s hard to find a more concentrated region of inclusive and welcoming destinations for LGBTQ travelers than Europe. To […]

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June 17, 2018

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10 Things to Pack for a Perfect Trip to Cancun

Cancun, located at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the most popular spots for a beach vacation. It has all the trappings of a tropical paradise, and is a relatively short flight from the East Coast. While it’s not exactly the ideal destination for a quiet getaway — its party atmosphere draws […]

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June 16, 2018

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6 Tips on How to Avoid Food Poisoning on a Cruise

There’s no quicker way to spoil a cruise vacation than to be hit with a terrible a case of food poisoning. Of course, cruise lines take considerable measures to protect their passengers against any harm — gastrointestinal or otherwise — so the likelihood of getting ill is slim. Nonetheless, there are a number of things […]

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June 15, 2018

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10 TSA-Approved Beauty Products You May Not Know Exist

There isn’t an air traveler in America who hasn’t felt the pain of the TSA’s liquid restrictions. Sometimes this pain comes in the form of chugging a whole bottle of water in seconds flat; other times it’s trying to curb mounting anxiety as an agent rummages through your bag in search of the offending fluid […]

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June 14, 2018

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort Club Upgrades

The best part of booking an all-inclusive vacation is that everything — food, drinks, activities, and accommodations — is supposed to be included in the rate. But have you ever checked into an all-inclusive resort and noticed that some guests have access to otherwise restricted restaurants, premium alcohol, luxe pools, more comfortable beach chairs, and […]

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June 13, 2018

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How To: Pick the Right Trip Insurance

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Eric Salard With recent terrorist attacks and unpredictable weather patterns, travel insurance, which once seemed like an impulse purchase, has grown in popularity. According to the US Travel Insurance Association (USTIA), more vacationers are shelling out for insurance than ever before. In 2014, 152 million Americans were covered by trip insurance, a […]

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June 13, 2018

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8 Things You Should Never Do at Hotel Checkout

For most hotel guests, checking out is an afterthought. It’s the last thing you have to do before heading home. But knowing what not to do at checkout and properly preparing for it can turn a potentially heated situation into a quick “thank you and goodbye.” Below, we compiled a list of eight things you […]

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June 12, 2018

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Top 9 Family Hotels on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Traveling with kids means no more spa days, poolside cocktails, and late-night entertainment while on vacation, right? Wrong. Ahead are nine family-friendly resorts in Mexico — all on the Pacific side — that keep both parents and little ones happy, thanks to features like kids’ clubs, sports activities, and children’s pools as well as elegant […]

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June 12, 2018

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Everything You Need to Know About Passport Renewals

Tiffini/Flickr Are you a U.S. citizen? Is your passport close to expiring? If so, here’s everything you need to know about passport renewals.  Renewing by Mail vs. Renewing in Person The easiest way to renew a passport is by mail. Fill out a DS-82 form and mail it to one of the two National Passport […]

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June 10, 2018

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The Best One-Piece Swimsuits for Travel

One-piece swimsuits are great for travel. First of all, they’re easy to keep track of (imagine arriving at your beach paradise and realizing you only packed half of your bikini). They’re oftentimes a bit more conservative than bikinis, making them ideal for wearing in countries where too much midriff could be frowned upon. They’re also […]

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June 9, 2018

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The Most Famous Hotels in Paris

“When I dream of afterlife in heaven,” Ernest Hemingway once said, “the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz.” The writer’s beloved home-away-from-home and its fellow Parisian palaces are some of the grandest hotels in the world, and many are as legendary as the patrons who were devoted to them. Below, a list of the […]

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June 8, 2018

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The Best Books to Read This Summer (Plus, Where to Read Them)

Like sunscreen, sunglasses, and swimwear, a good book is a summer travel essential. Enhanced by the destination in which you read it, a book can turn those hours spent sunbathing by the pool or lounging on the beach into an enriching, enlightening experience — or you know, fill the time between cocktails. To help with […]

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June 8, 2018

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The 9 Best Hotels in New York City Under $200 a Night

Central Park view from Mandarin Oriental, New York/Oyster New York City is one of the world’s most popular cities to visit, and with good reason. The Big Apple is home to some of the best culture, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants on the planet, making it a bucket list trip for many. Unfortunately, New York is […]

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June 7, 2018

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Top 9 Things to Do in Tenerife

A picturesque island off the coast of North Africa, Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s home to quaint villages, amazing volcanic beaches, and a warm year-round climate. So it’s no surprise, then, that the destination attracts a large number of annual visitors. Plus, there’s no shortage of things to do throughout the […]

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June 7, 2018

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6 Best Small Towns in North Carolina

North Carolina offers something special for every season, making it a no-brainer for easy getaways and planned vacations year-round. This Southern gem is brimming with gorgeous scenery, adventure trails, wineries, popular ski slopes, peaceful lakes, tasty cuisine, and more. Spots like Asheville, Linville, Chapel Hill, Wilmington, and Smoky Mountains National Park are bigger destination hits for […]

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June 6, 2018

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11 Things Every Traveler Should Know Before Going to Cancun

Jaw-dropping turquoise waters, white sand that’s akin to powdered sugar, and delicious fresh seafood are just part of Cancun’s allure. Direct flights from major cities, a plethora of hotels, and a variety of restaurants mean travelers can visit the popular city both easily and affordably. Whether you’re organizing your honeymoon, a family reunion, or a […]

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June 6, 2018

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How to Vacation in Bora Bora on the Cheap

The most popular island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a bucket-list vacation spot, thanks to its jaw-dropping turquoise waters, lush mountainous landscape, and romantic overwater bungalows. It’s a picture-perfect destination that’s often chosen for once-in-a-lifetime honeymoons, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s possible to visit Bora Bora on the cheap. After […]

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June 5, 2018

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8 Essential Tips for Traveling Alone in Thailand

Wat Pho, Bangkok/Oyster Traveling alone — especially as a woman — can seem daunting. Luckily, many countries, like Thailand, are perfectly safe as long as you’re smart about it. The Southeast Asian country offers lots of variety: City lovers may want to head to Bangkok, beach bums should plan a trip south to the islands, […]

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June 3, 2018

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11 Best Budget Beachfront Boutique Hotels in the Bahamas

The hundreds of islands and cays that comprise the Bahamas have long been a tropical playground for the rich, super-rich, and mind-bogglingly rich. Be that as it may, it is quite possible for the non-A-listers of the world to find a quiet slice of Bahamian paradise to call their own — and to do so […]

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June 2, 2018

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The Most Expensive Cities in Europe and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

When it comes to popular European cities, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome grab all the headlines. And while these destinations have the cultural offerings that make their wallet-busting prices worthwhile, there are plenty of cheaper and, some might say, cooler alternatives for travelers looking to spend less money. Europe’s most expensive cities certainly have their own […]

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June 1, 2018

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Timeshare

Marriott’s Harbour Lake, Orlando, Florida/Oyster While many of us would like to own a vacation home, the cost and year-round upkeep prevent us from turning that dream into a reality. If you’re set on the idea of having a home-away-from-home, owning a timeshare might be the best option. However, you need to do your homework. […]

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