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5 Places to Learn How to Surf
2018-04-25

Discover how to catch the waves and hang 10 in top beach towns. The world discovered modern surfing through Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, a Honolulu native who became an Olympic medalist swimmer at age 21. It was 1912. Duke’s good looks, graceful style and unusual hobby of “wave sliding” attracted attention from onlookers. By his death […]

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Alberta’s Enchanting Ice Magic Festival
2018-04-24

One of the highlights for those visiting Alberta during the winter season is its annual Ice Magic Festival. For three days in January, ice carvers from around the world travel to Lake Louise in Banff National Park to create ornate works of art out of large blocks of ice. With brute strength and precision, these […]

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How to Book a Family Trip to Europe With 100,000 Miles
2018-04-24

With a few simple strategies, a family of four can enjoy a European vacation entirely on miles. For families who have been dreaming of a trip to Europe but always thought it was out of reach, there is a way to get there largely using airline miles. Read on to find out how you can […]

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Do’s and Don’ts When Renting a Condo in Europe
2018-04-10

Here’s what you should know before renting a condo on your next vacation across the pond. Renting a condo for your European getaway can be a smart and practical decision. After all, instead of packing your family into a single hotel room or renting several rooms, you can book a condo with separate living and […]

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5 Over-the-Top Bucket List Trips
2018-04-03

From luxury rail lines to private jets, discover splurge-worthy trip ideas. If money were no object, where would you go for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Imagine traveling aboard one of the world’s most beautiful ships, luxury rail lines, chartered jets or private yachts, and waking up to well-appointed accommodations with butler service and curated experiences you […]

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Should You Give Up Your Seat on an Overbooked Flight?
2018-03-19

You may be entitled to extra compensation if your flight is oversold. United Airlines caused a stir last week when footage taken by other travelers of local authorities brutally dragging a passenger from his seat before a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, went viral. While the company’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, apologized and vowed to […]

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U.S. Passport Renewal: How to Update an Expired Passport
2018-03-13

An easy guide to renewing your U.S. passport. If you’re planning to travel internationally in the next year, it’s time to check the expiration date on your passport. While processing times for passport renewal can vary (it typically takes four to eight weeks, depending on seasonality), travel experts and the U.S. Department of State recommend […]

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7 Creative Hotel Room Features to Improve Your Stay
2018-03-05

These hotels surprise and delight with innovative perks and amenities to elevate your stay. Hoteliers are getting increasingly smarter about meeting guests’ every need with high-tech amenities and benefits. The days of finding an open plug to charge your electronic devices are on their way out as more properties look for ways to make an […]

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9 Things You May Be Surprised to Find at the Airport
2018-02-26

These atypical airport amenities can help take the stress out of air travel. Did you know you can watch a movie or unwind in a yoga studio between flights? On your next long layover, you can also kill time by testing Lady Luck at a casino or hitting the links at an indoor golf course. […]

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6 Hotel Trends to Watch in 2018
2018-02-19

U.S. News consulted industry experts for their take on this year’s biggest innovations. Technology and an emphasis on local experiences will define travel in 2018. The hotel industry is changing in more ways than one. Thanks to a new generation of passionate, millennial travelers and growing competition brought on by the ever-evolving sharing economy, the […]

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