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Travel Tip: Visiting a Major City? Where to Look for Hotel Rooms
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting a Major City? Where to Look for Hotel Rooms

Negotiating the best hotel room rate is an art—and a game of finesse. How and when you play the game are the keys to how much you can save. For… Read More…

Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms
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Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms

If you believe in the law of supply and demand (and how it affects price), and if you happen to be traveling to Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago, then… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Find Deals on Airfare by Flying Through Asia

There’s currently a great airfare war, especially if you’re headed to or from Asia—or don’t mind going through Asia. Do you want to fly from the U.S. to Australia? China… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Average Price of an Economy Plane Ticket is Decreasing
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Average Price of an Economy Plane Ticket is Decreasing

We seem to be in the heart of a perfect storm. Airplane capacity is surging, ticket prices are dropping, and consumers are finally the beneficiaries. Expedia and the Airlines Reporting… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour
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Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour

Are you trying to book a hotel room? Rather than looking at the day you want, you might want to look at a specific time window instead. There are now… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotel Rates in International Cities Get More Affordable

What are the world’s most affordable cities? For the first time in recent memory, based on the average daily rate of a hotel room, things are looking up for travelers… Read More…

Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable
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Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable

Right now, there’s a worldwide buyer’s market when it comes to travel, and you can thank an incredibly strong U.S. dollar for that. The U.S. currency’s value is up 4.3… Read More…

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now

It happens every four years leading up to a U.S. presidential election—domestic and international travel tends to drop off as Americans stay home. This year, we’ve also experienced global disruptions such… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Post-Election Uncertainty Creates Travel Deals

In the wake of our presidential election, the world seems to be worried about travel. Fewer folks are boarding planes, renting cars, or staying in hotels. But that’s not just… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Cheapest & Most Expensive Taxi Fares in the U.S.
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Travel Tip: The Cheapest & Most Expensive Taxi Fares in the U.S.

The battle continues between Uber, Lyft, Via and established city taxi cabs. Some of the key factors have always been safety, liability, and the fares themselves. In a growing number… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Destinations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Most Expensive Cities Around the World Right Now

Before you take your next trip, it might help to know the world’s most expensive cities. Thanks to The Economist, the results are in. Are you traveling to Los Angeles?… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall
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Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall

Usually at this time of the year, a number of airlines start fare sales to Europe with prices about 20 percent off the regular coach fares. But this fall is… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer
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Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer

Historically, summer is not the season to find great travel bargains. Well, this year is unlike most others. The U.S. dollar was well on its way to supremacy over many… Read More…

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Pop Culture Travel

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In

Hostels have been seen as a lodging option only meant for college kids traveling on the cheap. They may not be five-star hotels, but hostels offer an alternative, sociable experience… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Hotel Rooms in Major Cities

First time travelers to big U.S. cities—such as New York or Chicago—always say they want a hotel “midtown” or “downtown.” They end up paying more than they should for that… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Create a Realistic Budget for a Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? There are hundreds to choose, with different locations and itineraries. If you’re like most cruise passengers, you’re also driven by rates and how much you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Creative Ways to Get Lower Airfare
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Travel Tip: Creative Ways to Get Lower Airfare

There are still a number of fun, creative ways to find lower airfare, if you don’t mind where you’re going and you know where to look—and at what specific time…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online
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Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online

You may have heard the news: Amazon is getting into the travel business. It was only a matter of time, but how does it measure up to the competition? Online travel… Read More…