When you learn how easy it is to slash the high prices of Best Buy's electronics vending machines at airports, you may not be afraid to use them anymore.
A standout cabin steward, attentive waiter, or superior bartender can make a big impact on your cruise. But how should you compensate them for their hard work? Tipping on a cruise ship depends on the line.
You may have noticed that cruise lines offer drink packages and wondered whether they're a good deal. The answer is simple but requires some math on your part: It depends on how many drinks you typically consume in a day. Here is a breakdown of what each cruise line offers, from water to soda, beer, wine, and liquor. Check it out, and then divide the package price by the cost of individual drinks to see how many you have to order a day before the savings kick in:
There is no one-size-fits-all answer for when to sail: It depends on your own personal priorities. Whether you’re looking to avoid the rough seas or score a bargain deal, there’s a time of year that’s best for you. If you’re looking for low prices, shoulder season — the time between peak and low season — is a great option, but it may come with trade-offs like rainy weather or fewer wildlife sightings. Check out our breakdown of the best time to cruise based on destination, weather, and price:
Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We're here to help.
From new fees to new technology, expect some new gotchas and gizmos in the world of travel to emerge in 2015.
Paris has a reputation for being romantic, fashionable, and as most are quick to add, expensive. While the food is almost always quite good, a nice dinner in the City of Lights can run up quite a tab. While we highly recommend treating yourself to a classic French meal at least once during your stay, for those other nights when you’d like to reign in your budget it’s wise to have a few cheap and delicious options in mind.
With that in mind, here are eight trusted Paris dinner spots, all of which can be enjoyed for less than €10.
The new twist in credit card purchases is contactless payment—how does it work, and can you use your credit card on vacation?
In light of heightened border security and thorough Transportation Security Administration (TSA) searches, it seems like a given that you need a passport to go on a cruise. Surprisingly enough, the cruise industry has a loophole that lets American passengers soak in the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and other destinations without a passport on “closed-loop” sailings out of U.S. ports.
Just how far has Carnival come from the days of bland buffets and wan salad bars? Well, if you book a cruise on one of the line’s newer ships, you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised. Not only are there more options than ever before, but many are a big upgrade from years past. Check out our favorites and see if you agree:
Ever wonder why tourist traps are so popular? Sometimes, it’s as simple as name recognition, created by effective marketing, and a lack of knowledge about other choices.
When does it pay to bundle together airfare and hotel costs and when should you try other methods of saving money?
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They're the meanest roads in America. If you haven't taken a road trip vacation in the last few years, you're in for a rude shock. More states are implementing what's called "cashless tolls," which require vehicles to carry transponders that roadside sensors debit with the price of tolls. While cashless tolls have sped up traffic on many commuter routes, some states have unwisely and uncharitably...
Always read the fine print -- and know the blackout dates -- before booking discounted travel deals on coupon sites like Groupon or LivingSocial.
Losing your wallet can happen to even the most seasoned traveler. Either you forgot it on a counter or left it in a cab, or worse, a pickpocket makes off with it. So how can you board the plane without ID? Read on.
The U.S. dollar is up against the Euro, Pound, Peso, and the Aussie and NZ dollars, while airfares are down by 40% over last year. Here's how you can make the most of these low prices.
In this series of monthly tips, you'll find some terrific ideas to help you get the most out of every trip. This time around, I share some insight about how to get money abroad while paying the least for the transaction.
Want to hit the slopes for less? Pauline Frommer shares great tips on fun and affordable winter ski vacations with CNN.com.
Pauline Frommer looks at how things might change in the travel industry under the Obama administration.
In this series of monthly tips, you'll find some terrific tips to help you make the most of every trip. This time around, find out how you can avoid getting bumped, or at least make the most of it if you do.
With that favorable exchange rate and the boom in American-style budget hotels and restaurants, it's now possible to vacation in China in a dignified and highly affordable manner.
8 things you need to know to get a better car with fewer hassles on your next vacation.
Just when you thought that the banks and credit card companies couldn't get any greedier, now they are determined to make your overseas dream vacation even more expensive.