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The Airlines Most Likely to Suck, According to Department of Transportation Data

photo† ThamKC †Shutterstock† If you’re booking summer travel and faced with a choice of similarly priced tickets on different airlines, it’s worth doing a little homework first. The Department of Transportation recently released its Air Travel Consumer Report, and included in its findings is data on the quality of services provided by each airline. Which …

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Why You Should Book a Budget Hotel Over Luxury Lodging (Besides Saving Money)

photo† Elnur †Shutterstock† With the growing consensus that Airbnb isn’t worth its cost these days, you’re probably back to booking hotels as the top choice for your upcoming travel this summer. And if you can afford it, you might automatically assume it’s better to opt for the most luxurious accommodations within your budget. But does …

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VRBO’s 2022 Vacation Homes of the Year (and How Much They Cost)

photo† Mark Winfrey †Shutterstock† Vrbo just release its first ever list of “Vacation Homes of the Year” that recognizes ten best-in-class vacation homes across the US According to Vrbo, the year’s best vacation homes “are all located in popular vacation destinations and met required selection criteria, including a combination of 5-star ratings, guest reviews, number …

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These Airlines Still Let You Change Your Flight for Free

Photo† Artem Oleshko †Shutterstock† Wherever you’re planning to go this summer, whether it’s one of the most overrated tourist destinations or one of the music festivals actually worth traveling to, you’d be lying to yourself if you said your plans were truly set in stone. That’s because things come up, schedules change, and life delays …

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How to Poop on Vacation

photo† fondbeerredhot †Shutterstock† Ah, vacation. A time for adventure, relaxation, poolside cocktails, and…constipation† For a lot of people, yes. Due to changes in diet, routine, sleep, and dehydration from air travel and all that celebratory booze, many people get backed up, rendering their tummy bloated, their bowels immobile and their mood not so great. (It’s …

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5 of the Best Vacations to Take Instead of a Cruise

photo† ventdusud †Shutterstock† If you’re thinking about your next vacation splash out, you might be considering booking a cruise. Cruise ship-related horrors of the early pandemic aside, cruises remain popular for a lot of reasons—they offer an all-inclusive vacation that moves to a range of exotic locales, can avoid bad weather simply by changing course, …

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Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Screenshot† Emily Long Stoked to go on vacation, but not stoked to DIY your travel plans? The very idea of ​​the dozens of browser tabs and the hours of work it could take to find flights, hotels, restaurants, and things to do—and then actually make all those reservations and keep everything organized—is (almost) enough to …

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