Tips and Strategy


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Roman Colosseum/iStock

It’s the ultimate first-time Europe itinerary — jetting between London, Paris, and Rome in a single trip. These cities are packed with sites, they’re easy to navigate, and they offer a rich introduction to the continent. This trip is a must-do for any traveler, and it can be accomplished... Read More

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Superior Room/C.O.Q. Hotel

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. Paris’s hotel scene is nothing if not varied. You can stay in a 5-star suite at the Ritz, or a cozy Montmartre apartment, or a houseboat on the Seine, and... Read More

Inca Trail
Ann Babe

Machu Picchu isn’t designated a New Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. This 15th-century Incan citadel, set in the jungles of the Andes, tops many a bucket list, attracting 1.1 million visitors in 2014 alone. The best way to reach the Lost City is via... Read More

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Las Vegas Strip/iStock

The house always wins, even when it comes to to parking. For decades, Las Vegas was one of the few major American cities where you could always find a spot to park your car for free. Even on the increasingly busy Las Vegas Strip, hotels and casinos would allow... Read More

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St. Maarten, Sonesta Resort, pool
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa in St. Maarten

If you’re cruising to the Caribbean or DIY island-hopping on a budget, here’s a little secret from the travel pros: skip the pricey shore excursion and head to the resorts. One relatively inexpensive way to soak up sun is to purchase a day pass that will give you access to... Read More

Temple Bar in Dublin
Katie Hammel

Dublin, the capital and largest city in Ireland, is the starting point for most visitors to the Emerald Isle. The home of Guinness, the birthplace and muse of dozens of history’s greatest writers, and one of Europe’s great cities, it’s well worth staying a few days before or after... Read More

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Western Desert Safari
Ann Babe

Safaris in the African savanna can be expensive. Go on a two-day guided excursion in Kruger National Park in South Africa, for example, and it will cost you upwards of $400 — and that’s just per person. If you’re strapped for cash but still long for that safari feeling... Read More

fitness equipment

With these products, there’s no excuse to ditch the workout routine while you travel. A resistance therapy band: This simple and affordable tool allows you to work multiple parts of the body with just one piece of small, foldable equipment. The affordable band from Black Mountain comes with different... Read More

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge South Africa/Christina Garofalo
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge South Africa/Christina Garofalo

For many people, an African safari is the trip of a lifetime — in part because of the steep price tag. While a luxury lodge or a tented camp can cost upwards of $3,000 per person, per night, there are budget-friendly options out there, and they don’t require that... Read More

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iStock

If you’re dreaming of packing the car, turning up the radio, and exploring your state, region, or even the whole country this summer, we have you covered. Here’s a list of products that will make your trip more memorable, and more fun. For those watching the sky… On August 21, 2017... Read More

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Jazz Fest Crowd
Paul Broussard

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a two-weekend event with live music on multiple stages, local food, and arts and crafts makers from the region, and around the world. This year’s incarnation spans the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, so it’s time to... Read More

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iStock

Finding a good travel app can change the way you see the world — and even better, it doesn’t take up room in your suitcase. We searched the app store for the very best, from those that make booking hotels easier, to an app that helps you to get... Read More

Beauty products

From a fancy facial brush to a high-end shampoo, these beauty products will fit in your carry-on and are a steal at under $10 per item. FUNKY Facial Cleansing Power Brush from SO FRESH SO CLEAN: A product that’s perfect for “taking off the day” after playing tourist, cleansing brushes... Read More

WildWoods
WildWoods/Christine Dayao

Atlanta is a city of many distinctions: it’s the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has one of the world’s busiest airports, was host to the 1996 Olympic Games, will be the site of the 2019 Super Bowl, has a hip music and entertainment scene, and of course... Read More

Grand Oasis Cancun in Mexico
The Pyramid/Grand Oasis Cancun

Checking into an all-inclusive property like Cancun’s The Pyramid at Grand Oasis is a bit overwhelming considering they have 21 restaurants and 22 bars. And while this is a good (and delicious) problem to have when you’re on vacation, a few strategies can streamline the process. Here’s how to... Read More