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Vegas, Baby! 6 New and Remodeled Downtown Las Vegas Hotels You'll Love

There's more to Las Vegas than the Strip! The city's Downtown is making a comeback, offering rock-bottom hotel prices in an authentic, old-school ...more

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  • 20 Best Budget Destinations for Fall

    The shadows are growing longer and now is the time to book your autumn escape. From New England leaf-peeping to big American cities, amazing national parks, European capitals, and Caribbean dreams, we've rounded up a big, beautiful batch of getaways. Your only challenge? Which fall vacation to take.

  • Venice, Italy

    10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

    Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back advice on foolproof booking, smart sightseeing, and making the most of every minute.

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    Hilarious Celebrity Travel Tips You'll Want to Share

    This year, you're gonna have a blast on vacation…or die trying. Read on for tongue-in-cheek advice from talented comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Margaret Cho on conquering your big summer trip.

  • 6 Easy Safe-Eating Tips I Wish I'd Known Before My Last Trip

    In some corners of the world, one wrong sip can put a serious cramp in your travel plans. Try these common-sense steps to prevent—and bounce back from—the ultimate vacation bummer.

  • 10 Things You Must Know Before You Book a Vacation Rental

    A summer vacation rental gives you the chance to live large. If you’re traveling in a group or with a family, it’ll save money over hotel rooms, deliver the amenities of home (kitchen, laundry room, backyard), and give your brood a little elbow room. But before you make that down payment on your dream summer escape, read our “know before you go” tips.

  • WORST Restaurant Meals in America

    You will not BELIEVE the unhealthy dishes that "won" this year's Xtreme Eating awards. Add these to your list of "avoid" or "split" the next time you stop at one of these popular chain restaurants to refuel. PLUS: We share healthy menu alternatives available at the very same restaurants.

  • Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona

    Epic Road Trip: Southern Utah & Northern Arizona

    Westward, ho! From admiring the incredible red rock views at national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon to snapping the perfect Forrest Gump photo outside Monument Valley, the reasons to visit this beautiful, still-under-the-radar part of the American southwest will have you moving this trip to the top of your travel bucket list.

  • Fort Lauderdale beach

    5 BIG Ways Google Can Help You Travel Smarter

    You use Google for everything else in your life. Travel is the next frontier. The search engine’s new features will change the way you globe-trot, from finding the best flights at lightning speed to translating conversations abroad in real time.

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  • 10 Ways the Strong Dollar Can Nab You a Dream Trip

    This is the year you're going to take ALL your vacation days! The U.S. dollar is riding high against foreign currency, including the euro, pound, and peso. Translation? Double-digit savings on airfare, hotels, and meals. But you've got to plan ahead, and in many cases the right time to book your trip is... NOW!

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  • Machu Picchu in Peru

    Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

    Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are out there to help. Here's our ultimate list of dream trip adventures—plus, the travel deals to help you get on your way.

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  • Reykjavík, Iceland

    Best-Kept Booking Secrets of Hotwire

    The more you know! These sneaky strategies can net you major savings when you're searching for flights, hotel rooms, and car rentals on Hotwire.

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  • Crashing waves at Shete Boka National Park in Curaçao.

    Three-Day Weekend: Curaçao

    Take a short flight to Curaçao, a tropical paradise below the hurricane belt where the skies are blue, the sea is beckoning, and the weather is perennially warm and placid.

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