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The 10 Best Roadside Attractions in America

The 10 Best Roadside Attractions in America

The 10 Best Roadside Attractions in America

It’s summertime, which means if you aren’t planning your next road trip, you should be. With Fourth of July on our radar, now is the time. Given that there’s no better way to celebrate our country’s pioneer spirit than by paying homage to some of its quirkiest and kitschiest roadside attractions, we’ve rounded up 10 of our... Read More

The 50 Best Beaches in America

The 50 Best Beaches in America

The 50 Best Beaches in America

If you’re planning a beach getaway this year, you may still be wondering where you want to go and what destination will offer the most bang for your buck. Or sand for your dollars. Or just sand dollars. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 of our favorite destinations from all over the country.... Read More

14 Inexpensive & Essential Items to Bring on Your Trip

14 Inexpensive & Essential Items to Bring on Your Trip

14 Inexpensive & Essential Items to Bring on Your Trip

Packing for a trip can feel like playing Tetris, trying to squeeze irregular shapes into a carry-on so you can avoid luggage fees. Just like some shapes are more useful (the ‘I’) than others (those stupid, blocky ‘S’ and ‘Z’ shapes), there are a few mission-critical items that will make your next trip smoother and... Read More

How to Save Money Any Time You Visit an Airport

How to Save Money Any Time You Visit an Airport

How to Save Money Any Time You Visit an Airport

Airports are a little like baseball stadiums. You’re limited in what you can bring, you can’t easily get back out and all the stuff inside is way overpriced. Just like you should prepare for a baseball game with sunscreen, your favorite jersey and a few handy insults for the jerk playing third, there are a... Read More

11 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Travel Footprint

11 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Travel Footprint

11 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Travel Footprint

As the high-travel summer season kicks off, we’d like to refocus on the environment, particularly ways we can make our travels a little greener. The United Nations designated 2017 as The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Even more traditional travelers can make a positive difference to the environment during their adventures. A little... Read More

12 Places You Could Visit for Free This Summer (With the Right Credit Card)

12 Places You Could Visit for Free This Summer (With the Right Credit Card)

12 Places You Could Visit for Free This Summer (With the Right Credit Card)

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Vacations can be expensive, but that doesn’t stop us from taking them. A 2017 AAA survey found that 42% of Americans... Read More

9 Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Trips to Take With Dad

9 Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Trips to Take With Dad

9 Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Trips to Take With Dad

Giving dad a vacation for Father’s Day may sound extravagant and costly, but a variety of budget-friendly offerings would be a far more memorable gift than another tie, golf set or steak dinner. “The most obvious — but most essential — piece of advice is, of course, to pick something that hews closely to his interests,” said Kelsey Blodget, executive... Read More

6 Upscale Hotels With Stellar Service

6 Upscale Hotels With Stellar Service

6 Upscale Hotels With Stellar Service

In the beginning, we book a hotel because it’s something we have to do. We obviously need a place to sleep, right? But we often forget the little things that make staying in a hotel worthwhile. Like a friendly smile. A great restaurant recommendation. The bellhop who’s all too willing to lug your heavy luggage... Read More

50 Places to Visit Before You Turn 50

50 Places to Visit Before You Turn 50

50 Places to Visit Before You Turn 50

Many people put off traveling until they’re retired, thinking they’ll have more money saved up by then to afford it. But the truth is, traveling doesn’t necessarily get easier with age. Many places require physical endurance, from climbing the ancient steps of the Acropolis to hiking the rocky Inca city of Machu Picchu, in Peru. “Our advice for any... Read More

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

Going on vacation is amazing, but sometimes the process of getting to your destination can be less than enjoyable. Traffic jams, airport security, flight delays and other annoyances can not only put you in a foul mood, but can wreck your entire trip. Sadly, you can’t control some of these things, but there are plenty... Read More

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