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7 Lesser-Known Ways to Use Your Loyalty Program Points or Miles
2017-08-22

Forgo a free room or cabin upgrade in favor of these uncommon perks Consider these underrated options when redeeming your rewards program earnings. If you’re a member of airline and hotel rewards programs, odds are you’re familiar with the idea of racking up points or miles to use toward free flights and hotel stays. But […]

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12 Beautiful Beaches You’ve Never Heard Of
2017-08-14

Escape to still-undiscovered sands the world over, from Mexico to Madagascar. Maybe you’re in search of an unexpected, crowd-free beach, where you can stroll along secret sandy stretches and stumble upon lesser-known fishing villages and gentle waves. Or perhaps your go-to beach hideaway overflows with tourists, swimmers and sunbathers, and you would rather trade popular […]

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Go Here, Not There: 7 Places to Avoid High Crowds and Costs This Labor Day
2017-08-07

Escape tourists and peak-season prices in these alluring locales. If you’ve been contemplating a Labor Day getaway, now is the time to set your plans into motion. After all, the three-day weekend is just a few weeks away, and whether you want to jet off to a new destination, hit the road for an awe-inspiring […]

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20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
2017-07-31

Take a dip in these beautiful natural oases. During sweltering summer days, nothing beats cooling down by jumping into a pool. But here’s the thing: Heading to the pool every day after work can get monotonous, and jockeying for your spot in the water with fellow swimmers yearning to escape the scorching heat can swiftly […]

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5 Minneapolis Parks to See on Vacation
2017-07-24

Relax like the locals within the nation’s best city park systems Green (and blue) spaces abound in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Indeed, for the past two years, nonprofit group The Trust for Public Land found that the Twin Cities have the two best city park systems in the country. With more than 22 lakes in the metropolitan […]

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7 Great Orlando Theme Parks
2017-07-17

From stomach-twisting coasters to fantastical lands, Orlando’s theme parks know what thrills you. The words “theme park” are so synonymous with Orlando, Florida, that many visitors are unaware of anything in the city outside the magical realm. If thrill rides and fantasy worlds are on your vacation to-do list, here are some amusement park highlights […]

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5 San Francisco Bars Locals Love
2017-07-06

From neighborhood dives to Tiki bars to craft cocktail hubs, the city has a wealth of options. If you’re looking to grab a drink in San Francisco, you’ll find the city’s bar scene is as diverse as its residents, with seemingly as many options. Even so, a few clear winners tend to stick out. Whether […]

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5 Unique Las Vegas Tours
2017-07-03

Explore history, food and the great outdoors in Sin City. History buffs, foodies and adventurers hoping for a unique glimpse of Sin City are in luck: Across Las Vegas, you’ll find a number of great tours that will take you beyond the sights and sounds of the Strip. To help you find a tour that […]

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5 Great Hiking Spots Near Seattle
2017-06-27

Getting outdoors is a great way to explore Emerald City and beyond. One of the best ways to experience a new destination is on foot. Get outdoors and soak up Seattle like a local with these five quintessential hikes. They’re all fairly easy, so you don’t need to be a super experienced outdoor enthusiast to […]

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The 7 Best San Francisco Parks to See on Vacation
2017-06-20

From stunning views to beautiful landscaping, these parks have something for everyone With more than 220 parks sprinkled throughout San Francisco, wherever you are, there’s bound to be at least one green space nearby. The parks’ views, flora and amenities are as diverse as the city itself, giving you seemingly endless options. But with so […]

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