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Sonoma, California, vineyards
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On Sunday, October 8, 2017, a series of deadly wildfires sparked in Northern California’s Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. For nearly two weeks, the fires raged on, filling the air across the Bay Area with smoke. The fires caused more than $3 billion in damage and burned nearly 200,000... Read More

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Rooftop Pool at The Pendry San Diego
Rooftop Pool at The Pendry San Diego

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. With an eye on courting young, sophisticated travelers, the two Pendry hotels — one in San Diego and one in Baltimore — debuted to much fanfare in both cities. We... Read More

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iStock Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt/iStock

On September 23, museums across the country will open their doors for Museum Day Live! – and it’s all totally free. Led by the Smithsonian, which is gratis to visitors every day, this is the perfect opportunity for exploring museums you haven’t been to — or maybe just seeing... Read More

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov

Often overlooked for its bridge-side sibling, Oakland, California still remains one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best-kept secrets — at least among travelers. While the original “City by the Bay” is overrun with visitors attempting to capture its iconic views and vying for space at its well-worn sites... Read More

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Big Sur/Tyra Sutak
Big Sur/Tyra Sutak

With an epic super bloom currently painting the hillsides and roadsides of the coast of California, and the official first day of summer just around the corner, it’s time to channel your inner Jack Kerouac and start planning that road trip up the West Coast. But tackling the nearly... Read More

Scarlet Huntington Hotel
Scarlet Huntington Hotel

San Francisco is full of beautiful, historic hotels that can cost you a fortune. While location is especially important in this city, it can be hard to find affordable accommodation in the main tourist areas. Luckily for you, we’ve found a range of properties that will fit your budget... Read More

Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco
Inn at the Presidio

Escape the buzz of the city in seconds by way of the lush, serene greens of San Francisco’s Presidio. A former military fort, the Presidio has been given a handsome refresh in recent years, transforming its 1,480 acres into a nature-centric destination complete with Pleasant-ville style homes, high-tech offices... Read More

Key West/iStock
Key West/iStock

Ready to book your summer beach getaway? We’ve assembled all of our best tips and advice for finding the most beautiful, least touristy, and affordable spots across America. From the green cliffs of Kauai to the boardwalk in arty, resurgent Asbury Park, here’s how to make the most of... Read More

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Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines

Spring savings alert! Alaska Airlines is giving us the perfect excuse to book a trip just as the trees are starting to turn green again. With one-way flights as low as $44, this sale lets you save on flights from major cities across the US. This deal ends February... Read More

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Carlsbad Beach
Visit Carlsbad

San Diego has long been a popular tourist destination; the near-perfect weather and beautiful beaches make it a no-brainer. But you may want to set your sights just 35 miles north — on Carlsbad — a city that’s made a name for itself thanks to Legoland California. Surprisingly, there’s... Read More

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Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park/Flickr/National Marine Sanctuaries

Scuba diving is a thrilling and exciting sport to learn. However, once you’ve done dozens of dives — as amazing as they are — the usual coral and aquatic wildlife can become repetitive. Fortunately, there are scuba destinations across the globe that offer submerged scenery unlike any other —... Read More

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Amtrak Coast Starlight
Amtrak Coast Starlight/Flickr/Bruce Fingerhood

Even though flying is the main mode of transportation for many travelers, the U.S. still holds onto the romanticism and sense of adventure that is often associated with rail travel. Several historic railroad services still operate daily trains that connect North America — some even enticing passengers with unique vacation packages.... Read More

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Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida
Tower of Terror/Christine Dayao

A trip to a Disney resort can be one of the most fun vacations you’ll ever take, but it can also be one of the most expensive. We’ve already shared tips on how to save money on tickets, hotel stays, and dining, but there’s something else that’ll help you... Read More

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Bar at Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est in France
Bar/Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est

With 2017 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getaways for the New Year. Here are five deals that’ll inspire you to get up and go in January and February. From $81: Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est (Paris, France) This isn’t your grandma’s Holiday Inn. Located in Paris’ 10th... Read More

Guestroom at Mahekal Beach Resort in Mexico
Guestroom/Mahekal Beach Resort

Your Thanksgiving weekend will undoubtedly be filled with food and making memories with loved ones, but don’t spend too much time away from the computer — there are plenty of Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28) travel deals to cash in on. Whether you’re looking to score... Read More