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What a Week-Long All-Inclusive Vacation Costs in Top Destinations

All-inclusive resorts run the gamut, from intimate properties with high-end facilities to cheap hotels with a party atmosphere. Whether in lush St. Lucia or more-developed Cancun, all-inclusives also vary in price, making them suitable for well-heeled honeymooners or budget-minded bachelorette groups. To help you get a feel for how much a week-long all-inclusive resort stay…

7 Travel Credit Cards With the Best Sign-Up Bonuses and Perks

One way to avoid paying full price for that dream vacation? Sign up for a credit card with travel rewards. We say, if you’re going to spend the money anyway, you might as well reap some rewards, whether that means redeeming points or miles for hotel stays, flights, baggage fees, or just plain travel expenses.…

Top 12 Tips on How to Save Money on a Cruise

Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean For many travelers, the allure of a cruise stems from the fact that nearly everything is paid for up-front. However, if you’re not careful, it’s easy to rack up a huge bill after just a few days onboard. How? While some lines or sailings include alcohol, many don’t, leaving…

16 Tips on How to Save Money When Traveling

“Save money” and “travel more” are two popular New Year’s resolutions time and time again. And while spending less and traveling more seem to be at odds with each other, it’s actually entirely possible — even easy — to save money while on the road. All it takes is a little organization and advanced planning.…

How Much Should You Tip Hotel Housekeeping?

Tipping hotel housekeeping is one of the customs that everyone is supposed to do, but most people forget. Perhaps you’re running late to catch a plane or don’t know the appropriate amount to leave. No matter the reason, less than 30 percent of hotel guests leave a tip, according to the American Hotel & Lodging…

5 European Cities Where Your U.S. Dollar Will Go Furthest This Summer

With the dollar still performing relatively well against major European currencies, it’s a good time to take a trip across the pond. While the destinations in Western Europe rely on the current relative strength of the dollar, those in the east have historically been, and still remain, a great value for travelers from the U.S.…

Huge Changes Are In Store for Marriott Customers—Here’s What You Need to Know

Front Desk at Kauai Marriott Resort/Oyster When Marriott merged with Starwood back in 2016, questions and concerns around changes — namely, how the acquisition would impact the company’s rewards programs — arose among frequent travelers. Turns out, the revamped rewards program, which was recently announced, holds some good news for members of both loyalty programs,…

How to Plan a Trip Budget and Split Travel Expenses With Friends

It’s hard to escape the hundreds and thousands of pictures and videos of gorgeous hotels, tropical islands, powdered ski slopes, and plates of tantalizing cuisine all over our social media feeds these days. They’re all there, begging to experienced. So, if you’re anything like us — and we think you are — you’re constantly making…

11 Crazy Travel Perks You Didn’t Know Credit Cards Had

When it comes to traveling, budgeting is a big concern for many. Flights, hotels, activities, and insurance can start to add up when you’re planning a trip, but the great thing is that there are easy ways to reduce these costs. Enter: credit cards. There’s a whole aspect of travel dedicated to using credit cards…

13 Hidden Hotel Fees You Might Not Know About But Should

401(K) 2012/Flickr Additional Reporting by Laura Ratliff. Luxury hotels sometimes come at a price — and we don’t mean the room rate. According to a report from New York University’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, extra fees and surcharges collected by U.S. hotels rang in a whopping $2.47 billion in 2015, compared…