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Archive: December 2015
dec 29

Spring Flights From Under $100!

As the winter winds blow and the old year ends, Southwest is offering some sizzling savings for winter and spring flights.
dec 25

What Are the Best Snacks for the Plane?

Pack these convenient, nutritionist-approved—and delicious!—goodies in your carry-on!
dec 24
Golden Baklava from Istanbul

YUM! A Delicious Baklava Recipe Straight from a Palace in Istanbul

You can make this royal treat fit for a sultan in your own home.
dec 23

How to Visit the World's Endangered Destinations

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Alaska's glaciers, the city of Venice, and Kenya's lion habitats are four of the world's most beautiful places threatened by climate change.
dec 21
Dough donuts at City Kitchen in Midtown

4 Tours To Try On Your Next Trip To NYC

So, you've already been to Times Square, walked around Central Park, and visited iconic sites like the Empire State Building. But there's more to the Big Apple than meets the eye.
dec 17
Selection of Jacques Torres Chocolates, Brooklyn.

What's A Road Trip Food You Can't Do Without?

We recently asked several of our staff members to share the road trip food they can't live without—here's what they said.
dec 15

Gorgeous Caribbean B&Bs from $69!

These "luxe for less" deals may have you pinching yourself. Welcome to your Caribbean dream come true.
dec 14
Las Vegas Strip lit up at night.

How to Skip the Longest Lines: Disney, Vegas, and More

While it might seem like an occupational hazard, there are ways to skip the lines and avoid standing around with the masses. Here are some insider tips for getting VIP access.
dec 11
New Year's Eve at Great Wolf Lodge

Best Places To Ring In The New Year

From a big-city bash to a beach retreat to family fun, our resolution is to deliver a Happy New Year for every travel personality.
dec 10
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Great Getaways: Hawaii's Big Island

I recently wrote about the best things to do on Oahu—here's my list of places you shouldn't miss on Hawaii's Big Island.
dec 09
Windjammer Cruise in Maine

Why You Should Take A Windjammer Cruise

To really savor the rugged beauty of Maine's coastal scenery, consider a Windjammer Cruise, a seafaring adventure that lasts between three and six nights, departs May thru October, and is a total escape from modern life.
dec 08
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8 Essential Tips For Visiting the Island of Oahu

Here are my best tips for visiting Oahu, Hawaii's Gathering Place, whether it's your first trip or you're a veteran visitor.
dec 07
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3 Easy Ways to Turn Your Holiday Spending into Rewards for a Spring Break Trip

Wouldn't it be nice if you could use your holiday spending to earn a much-needed trip to somewhere much warmer or well-deserved spring break vacation? Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to capitalize on your holiday shopping to do just that.
dec 04
Pod 39 in New York City

Stay in NYC for $100 a Night During Hotel Week

More than a dozen popular New York City hotels are slashing their prices for the city's fifth annual Hotel Week Jan. 3-15, 2016.
dec 03
Contiki in Paris

Contiki Wants Millennials To See The World!

BT readers between the ages of 18 and 35 can save 10 percent on 15 of Contiki's top tours when they book by Dec. 15th.
dec 02
Wedding Cake House in Kennebunk, Maine

12 Things To Do In Kennebunk & Kennebunkport, Maine

Consider this your go-to bucket list for visiting these two towns along Maine's southern coast.
dec 01
#BT_Chat

Join Our Holiday Travel Twitter Chat Monday, Dec. 7th, at 1pm EST!

We're hosting a #BT_Chat Monday, December 7th, at 1 p.m. EST all about holiday travel. Join us!

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