Travel

5 Ways to Travel for (Nearly) Free

You can afford that summer vacation.

U.S. Island Destinations

When you need an island getaway, but the idea of a long flight takes the wind out of your sails, head to an island in the United States―which is often within driving distance.

Essential Etiquette Advice for Travelers 

Your guide to world-class manners. 

How I Finally Learned to Let Go of Overplanning on Vacation

Review sites nearly took over my relaxing trip.

7 Stylish Luggage Pieces for Weekend Travel

While being a jetsetter sounds posh, it’s certainly no walk in the park to be the perfect packer—especially when it comes to a weekend getaway. Stay chic and organized with these seven suitcases, totes, and backpacks that’ll store everything you need for a short trip.

8 Travel Scams Even You Could Fall For

The sneakiest travel scams in Europe, exposed. 

8 Essential Steps to Degerm a Hotel Room

Leery of what might be lurking on that bedspread? You probably should be. Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City, helps fend off the filth. (Warning: This is not for the faint of heart.)

Weekend Getaway Guide

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

3 Surprising Facts About Airplane Germs

Imagine: you’re walking down the aisle of a 747 en route to (enter dream destination here), lugging a carry-on along with a bag full of your in-flight necessities. Ever wonder about the germs that are fellow passengers on that plane? Well, now that you are (sorry!), here’s what microbiologist Charles Gerba thinks you should know.