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Weekend Getaway Guide

Need a quick escape? Find great gear, destinations, and travel tips to help you make the most of your mini-vacation.

Packing Advice

6 Tricks to Fit Everything in One Suitcase 
Follow these smart packing tips to avoid checking your luggage. 

7 Dressed-up Makeup Bags
Cosmetics bags as pretty as the makeup you stash in them.


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4 Steps to a Last-Minute Getaway

Procrastinators, take heart. You can make your escape as soon as this weekend—without blowing your bank account.
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7 Weekender Bags for Quick Getaways

No matter where your summer plans take you, pack for your getaway in a stylish but practical bag.
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8 Discount Travel Sites Decoded

To land a vacation that clicks with you and your budget, you’ll need to plan and book your trip through a few sites, taking the best of what each has to offer. Here are more specific directions.
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6 Reasons You May Want to Hire a Travel Agent

No, the Internet isn’t always the best option when it comes to booking your vacation. Find out when to turn to a travel agent.
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Travel With Kids

Children's travel kit

4 Fun Travel Games 
Make planes, trains, and automobile travel less tiresome with smart ways to keep the whole family entertained. 

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Young-Family Vacation Packing Checklist
Use this cheat sheet to remind yourself of what you need to pack if you’re traveling with a baby or young child (beyond clothes, of course!).

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Camping Packing Checklist

Use this cheat sheet to remind yourself of what you need to bring along when camping. Adjust the list according to the season. 

  • Backpack
  • Bandana
  • Day pack for shorter afternoon hikes

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