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NYC & Paris Top Vacation Rental Cities For Home Sharing

February 26th, 2017

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It seems like visitors can’t get enough of the Big Apple as New York remains number 1 in the U.S. for vacation rental home sharing according to AllTheRooms.com, despite the new law that cracks down on short-term rentals. Between home sharing sites like Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway, it’s hard to keep up with all of […]

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More Women Getting Comfortable With Single Travel Options

February 16th, 2017

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courtesy: David Rulon

by Sheila Haya Solo and ready to mingle? Travelers wandering without company have so many questions. Among them are: Am I ready to discover a place that I’ve always wanted to go? Am I prepared to bring my bucket list and check things off one by one? Worried that I won’t have anyone to travel […]

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Cuba Travel: Playing By The Rules For A People-To-People Visit

February 12th, 2017

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courtesy: Nora McCarten

  By Lena Inglis Since restrictions on travel to Cuba were lifted by former President Obama, people-to-people exchanges have become increasingly popular, with many tour operators offering diverse, yet expensive itineraries to the island nation, 90 miles from Florida.  For instance, Trek Travel’s 8-day cycling trip is priced at a whopping $7199 per person based […]

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NYC Wins at 2017 Travvy Awards

February 1st, 2017

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From New York to Monte Carlo, some of the world’s best destinations were honored at the 2017 Travvy Awards. Here are some of the winners from the destinations category: Best Destination Overall: Hawaii Best City Destination, U.S. and Canada: New York City Best Family Destination, Domestic: Orlando Best Culinary Destination, Europe: Paris Best Gaming Destination, […]

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WalletHub Selects Best Frequent Flier Program

January 30th, 2017

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WalletHub is announcing its list of the best airline loyalty programs after studying ones offered by 11 domestic carriers. It examined factors like the value of rewards points or miles, blackout date policies, airline coverage, and ease of achieving elite status, among others. Based on an average score for frequent, average, and light fliers, here […]

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These Are the World’s Most Powerful Passports

January 27th, 2017

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Passports are our tickets to see the world, but they’re all not created equally. Passport Index recently ranked the world’s most powerful passports based on the number of countries that holders can visit without a visa and the number they can visit by getting a visa upon arrival. Here are the ones at the top […]

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DOT: Lost Airline Bags at All-Time Low

January 27th, 2017

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Good news for airline passengers. The Department of Transportation is announcing that the mishandled baggage rate for U.S. carriers dropped to a record low of 2.02 per 1,000 fliers in Nov. 2016. That’s not the only thing worth celebrating: flight cancellations were also down. In November, airlines canceled only 0.29 percent of domestic flights – […]

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AAA: Punta Cana, Orlando to Be Big in 2017

January 25th, 2017

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With cold weather upon us, it’s no surprise that most of the destinations that AAA deemed to be 2017’s most popular are in warm-weather locales. Based on its bookings, AAA is announcing where Americans are going this year. Here’s the domestic list: Orlando, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL Anaheim, CA Miami, FL Las Vegas, NV   […]

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Beware of These Dirty Hotel Room Surfaces

January 25th, 2017

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Hand sanitizer, please! Trip calculation company TravelMath is releasing the results of a study in which it examined nine different hotel room surfaces for germs and bacteria. It finds that the bathroom counters at three-star and four-star hotels are the germiest, with 320,007 colony-forming units (CFUs) per square inch at the former and 2,534,773 CFUs […]

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Which Airline Passengers Have the Worst Etiquette?

January 23rd, 2017

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It’s no secret that not everyone is on their best behavior when they fly, and a new Expedia survey only confirms that. The company is announcing the results of its Airplane Etiquette Study, which polled 1,000-plus American adults about the behaviors of fellow fliers that are most aggravating. It finds that rear-seat kickers are the […]

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Beware of These Types of Crimes at SoCal Theme Parks

January 20th, 2017

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We head to theme parks to escape everyday life, but criminals aren’t too far behind. The Los Angeles Times analyzed 3,700-plus police reports from Southern California theme parks for 2014 through June 2016. It finds that the most common offenses at the parks are purse snatching, pickpocketing, shoplifting, and thefts from cars. At Universal Studios […]

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Study: Hotel Guests Watching More Netflix than Adult Entertainment

January 20th, 2017

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Is this the end of hotel room adult entertainment? In-room entertainment solutions provider Enseo conducted a survey about video-on-demand. It finds that 1 percent of occupied hotel rooms order paid video-on-demand on a given day – with 90 percent of the profits coming from porn. However, hotels that have Netflix in place of video-on-demand see […]

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