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With so many hotels touting their “green” credentials these days, it’s hard to figure out which ones are eco-friendly and which are just jumping on the eco-band wagon. Here are our picks for the best “green” hotels, as well as a few resources to find more eco-friendly properties no... Read More

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Flickr/GunnaTimes Square is a glitzy tourist trap, with overpriced chain restaurants and flashy attractions

Chalk it up to guilty pleasure, but even the savviest, most sophisticated travelers (not to be confused with mere tourists) can find themselves with a soft spot for an out-and-out tourist trap. We’re certainly not immune, and even though our editors concede that each attraction on this list of... Read More

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Goodbye travel agents. Hello iPhone. Booking a luxury vacation has become that much easier, thanks to the new Four Seasons iPhone and iPod Touch application that let’s you book overnights at one of their many hotels worldwide with just the swipe of a finger. Find a room, peruse and... Read More

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Santa Monica, California The Deal Take a $100 dining credit and a discount of about $310 per night Stay The Huntley is a smart, seaside boutique hotel. Oceanview rooms reflect a glam-deco grace and the Penthouse restaurant and lounge on the 18th floor has fabulous views and food. Details Stay two nights... Read More

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Virgin AmericaOne of the many hip budget airlines to enter the market, Virgin America’s planes tout sleek in-cabin design and mood lighting

Despite economic woes, the global budget airline boom remains a hallmark of the new millennium, bringing the jet-set lifestyle to the money-mindful masses like never before. With today’s exciting crop of chic low-cost carriers, passengers can pay peanuts for their fares, but look forward to much more than peanuts... Read More

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The sassy guidebook series, LUXE City Guides, has recently launched their own hotel booking site, featuring over 100 hotels in the 31 cities they cover. The sort of one-stop shop provides travelers with detailed, insider reviews (they tell you which units are best and point out any not-so-fab facets... Read More

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By: Andrew Hickey, Amber Nolan & Elissa Richard Now, more than ever, travelers are seeking out vacation options that offer the best bang for their buck. And time and time again, a cruise vacation from a nearby “homeport” tops this list not only for its tremendous value, but for its... Read More

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Hotels vie for their stars and diamonds. After all, these status symbols represent the best of the best accommodations in North America and are valued and respected by the travel community. And, although, a hotel’s number of stars or diamonds (5 being the ultimate grade) is one of the... Read More

iStock InternationalSave on airline fees and enjoy your next flight with our expert advice

By: Elissa Richard The great airline fee boom that first kicked off in 2008 is undoubtedly here to stay – it’s afforded a big-time budget boost to domestic airlines, morphing into ever-larger and stranger manifestations over the last couple of years. It’s little wonder then that air travelers might find... Read More

By: Ariana Speyer Welcome to the era of the underground supper club, a kind of professional dinner party masterminded by a talented (and often amateur) chef bringing together a group of strangers, usually in a private home. Long common in Hong Kong and Cuba, a few started bubbling to the... Read More

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By: Sarah Miller It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when ecotravel became mainstream, but as global warming and the dwindling of fossil fuels have become crucial issues, travelers have turned more and more to environmentally conscious options when planning their vacations. It’s no surprise, then, that hotels, airlines, and... Read More

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iStock InternationalMeet your possible true love at one of these top spots for singles

By: Sherman’s Travel Editorial Staff Ahh . . . the single life. Freedom to do what you want, how you want, when you want – but if all that alone time is getting a bit, well, lonely, head to one of the places we’ve picked as tops for vacationing singles... Read More

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By: Elissa Richard It’s no surprise that spring and summer are peak travel season in Europe, but what you may not know is that visiting multiple European cities on a single itinerary no longer requires train trips and Eurail Passes. Indeed, the low-fare airlines boom in Europe has revolutionized travel... Read More