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Savvy Travel Tips

Practical ideas that save you money, time, and unnecessary vacation-planning stress.

Save Money

11 Tips for Traveling on a Budget
Take a vacation without spending a fortune with these helpful resources and insider tips.

How to Save on Air Travel Expenses
Follow these 11 tips to save money before your flight, so you’ll have plenty to spend on your vacation.

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Sneaky Travel Fees

You’re prepared to shell out $10 or even $30 to check a bag. Learn about 3 lesser-known wallet-drainers.
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Budget Getaways

You'll get a lot for your money at one of these relatively inexpensive vacation spots.
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Out-of-the-Ordinary Travel Ideas

Find interesting roadside attractions, bargain hotels, and even a museum dedicated to baked beans.
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Travel-Related New Uses for Old Things

Can buttons come in handy when traveling? Find the answer—and many more innovative ways to use everyday items on the road.
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New use for thing: address labels

Budget Tips

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4 Financially Savvy International Travel Tips
Use these tips to avoid a financial headache before jetting off to the destination of your dreams.

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8 Airline Pitfalls to Avoid
Watch out for these sneaky fees and mishaps the next time you fly.

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9 Steps to the Perfect Vacation

Savvy travel tips to help you plan your next trip.

  • Book a flight, if necessary. Find the best deals by checking out sites such as airfarewatchdog.com.
  • Plot your route, if driving. Visit sites like mapquest.com, randmcnally.com, and aaa.com for directions from Point A to Point B.
  • Get your car serviced, if driving. Fill up the tank, inflate your tires, and check the oil.

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