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Archive: November 2015
nov 30

10 Holiday Festivals Worth Traveling To

A real-life Polar Express? Thousands of revelers singing Auld Lang Syne? Fresh doughnuts in the streets of Jerusalem? Get ready to celebrate the holiday season—you may even find yourself at a "fruitcake toss."
nov 26
Lonely Planet - Sentosa Island, Singapore

5 Things Budget Travelers Are Thankful For

Despite the latest wave of bad news around the world, we firmly believe travel makes you happier and more tolerant. And have you noticed how much better the food has gotten?
nov 25

One "STEP" Every American Can Take to Stay Safe Overseas

The State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) delivers travel alerts, access to assistance in emergencies, and more.
nov 24
Pointe Vecchia in Florence, Italy

How to do Florence on a Budget

Spare your wallet with these budget-friendly tips for enjoying the art and ambience of Florence, Italy.
nov 23

Are Airline Passengers Subject to Racial Profiling?

Southwest, the budget carrier known for outstanding customer service, was involved last week in thorny issues involving the physical appearance and language spoken by some of its passengers.
nov 19
New Year's Eve in Sydney Australia

If You Could Ring In The New Year Anywhere, Where Would It Be?

We recently asked several of our staff members to share the places they'd love to celebrate New Year's Eve—here's what they said.
nov 19

How to Save 30 Percent on Holiday Flights

A little flexibility on departure and arrival dates can nab you a good deal.
nov 18
Kermit the Frog balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City

Insider Tips for Enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Planning to visit NYC for the big parade? We've got you covered with when/where/how tips to get the most out of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
nov 17
Roman Colosseum

7 Tested Tips for Visiting Rome

From free sites to deflecting insistent street salesmen, here are seven things to keep in mind when visiting Rome.
nov 16

Resources for American Travelers in France

We stand firmly with the citizens of France and all those affected by terror attacks and the ongoing conflict in Syria. Here, some resources for travelers from the U.S. State Department.
nov 13

Strikes, Glitches: What Airlines Owe You if Everything Goes Wrong

Even novice travelers know that it’s smart to plan for delays and crowded planes when you’re flying. Here's what to do if your airline goes on strike, out of business, or in a number of other scenarios.
nov 13

Easy & Affordable Caribbean Escapes!

Yes, you can run away to a perfect island in less time, and for less money, than you ever imagined.
nov 12

8 Airline Passengers You Don't Want to Sit Near

Fasten your seat belts! A flight with any of these travel transgressors is bound to be bumpy.
nov 10

Let's Talk About Traveling With Pets...

Take our poll: We want to know how important it is to you to take your pets on the road.
nov 09

Meet the World's Newest National Park

A 3.3-million-acre reserve in Peru is the final link in a huge Amazon-Andes protected area across South America.
nov 06

The Rockefeller Center Tree Arrived Today!

In Midtown Manhattan, it's beginning to look at lot like... well, y'know...
nov 05

Are You An Expert Packer?

America's packing habits range from super-organized to last-minute. A new survey is revealing and entertaining!
nov 04

You Need This New Passport App Now!

Mobile Passport is changing the way travelers pass through customs.
nov 04
view out the airplane window

14 Ways to Find Cheap Flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015

Here are my 14 ways to find cheap flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015.
nov 02
New Haven Connecticut in the fall

7 Reasons To Visit Connecticut NOW

Here's why New Haven, Mystic, and Essex need to be on your fall getaway bucket list.

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