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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 ...more

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    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.

  • Europe's Dreamiest River Cruises

    The best way to see Europe this year just might be a leisurely river cruise down the continent's most storied waterways, where the crew will serve up amazing food and wine, fascinating tours of beautiful cities, and the opportunity to pack an awesome variety of sights into one extraordinary week.

  • 25 Things Every Budget Traveler MUST Know

    Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to "do" major cities, national parks, and romantic islands? Congrats! You're a Budget Traveler like us. Here, in a nutshell, is our manifesto!

  • 11 Ways Social Media Can ROCK Your Travel World!

    Power to the people! Once social media shook up the travel world, there was no turning back—and that's a good thing! The right hashtags, check-ins, follows, and downloads can steer you toward the sights you'll love, introduce you to new travel buddies, and find discounts you'd never know about otherwise.

  • 20 Best Budget Vacations for Fall

    From New England leaf-peeping to big American cities you CAN afford, plus amazing national parks, European capitals, and Caribbean dreams, we've rounded up our biggest batch of autumn getaways ever. Now your only challenge is deciding which fall vacation to take!

  • Amazing Experiences Every Traveler MUST Try!

    From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone's list.

  • Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

    Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and industry-wide price wars—are making these and other dream cruises more affordable than ever before.

  • 6 EASY Ways to Save on a Cruise

    The high cost of a dream cruise vacation can leave you feeling a little queasy before you even set sail. (And let's not mention the add-ons!) Here, our Trip Coach's sage advice about how to save big before boarding.

  • The RIGHT Way to Pack Your Luggage!

    From eco-tours to theme parks to weekend getaways, we’ll show you what to pack—and what to leave at home—for eight common vacation types.

  • Insiders' Guide to the Caribbean

    Whether you've been to these 10 Caribbean islands once or you're planning your fifteenth visit, we've got the inside scoop on some of the best must-see spots in the islands.

  • The Right—and Wrong—Way to Pay for Your Dream Trip

    We offer practical financial solutions to help you indulge your wanderlust.

  • 7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

    Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses.

  • Who Should You Tip—and How Much?

    Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most!

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  • Athens with 3-Day Greek Islands Cruise (Friendly Planet)

    Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete & Santorini plus Classical Greece optional extension. Independent land tour + cruise, including airfare, fuel surcharges, airline taxes and fees, 3-day cruise, hotels, transfers, many meals, touring & more.

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  • Top Tips for Cruising with Kids

    No longer the bastion of grownups trying to get away from it all, cruises are now welcoming the littlest passengers aboard in a big way. Here’s how to keep them safe, entertained—and maybe even save some money, too!

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