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Best Travel Deals: United Airlines Last Minute Flights, Royal Caribbean Cruise Sale

Need some inspiration for planning your next vacation? Get into the mood with our best travel deals of the week!

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

Best Travel Deals: 30% Off Disney Vacations, All-Time Low Flights on Southwest Airlines

With just two weeks to go before the hour "springs" forward and the winter is officially over, it's a great time to book a spring vacation. Book a getaway with our best travel deals of the week!

Ask an Editor: Are All-Inclusive Resorts Worth It?

Our readers asked, and we're answering: our travel editor says that if you want relaxation, the convenience and peace-of-mind provided by an all-inclusive resort's food and drink package is well worth the price tag.

Here's How You Can Get an Editors' Choice Travel Deal EVERY Monday

Looking for a bargain on a hotel deal? You could always keep your eyes peeled for the consistent flow of discounts, but if you're a planner, it might be as easy as logging on to BookIt every Monday.

Best Travel Deals: Save $500 on a Swank Vegas Hotel, Retreat to a Mountain Cabin for $99 a Night

There's something about Friday that makes us daydream about getting away. Book a weekend vacay with our best travel deals of the week!

Best Travel Deals: Valentine's Getaway at Niagara Falls, $29 Flights to Chicago, More

This week we've found money-saving travel deals so that you can focus on the important things like kicking back and relaxing. Frontier's latest sale has fares to Chicago from $29, an Editors' Choice deal offers all-time-lows for stays in Vegas, and you can book a 2-Night Niagara Falls break for $129 — just to name a few.

Update: We Found 5 More Budget-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit in 2015!

Last week, you guys seemed to love our feature on the five most affordable U.S. travel destinations, that we decided to expand it to a full 10! Read on to see the list of both previous entries and new additions, including perennial favorites like Las Vegas, and funky newcomers like Austin.

Best Travel Deals: Stay in a Converted Train Hotel for Cheap, 1-Way Flights From $19

This week it feels like all the travel deals we've seen have slashed their prices to all time lows. We've found nationwide airfare from $19 1-way, and even price lows for flights to Asia, in this week's best travel deals.

Top 5 U.S. Cities for Traveling on the Cheap in 2015

If you're planning on vacationing on a budget in the U.S. this year, you're spoiled for choice. To help you decide, we've put together our five cut-price travel destinations for 2015 so that you can afford to see as much of our great land as you can!

Escape the Office With Our Top Travel Deals: Airfare From $58 1-Way

This week we've rounded up the week's best travel deals so that you can plan a mid-winter escape without having to cash in you 401K. We've found nationwide airfare from $136 roundtrip; or book a 2-for-1 cruise and save 50%. We also found vacation deals to exotic Hawaii and Romantic Paris.

5 Romantic Hotel Deals for Valentine's Day

If you've dropped the ball on the last few Valentine's, then be sure to check out our list of five romantic hotel deals that will save you money and put tiny little love-hearts in your partner's eyes. We've got a 4-star Miami hotel for a $189 low, Manhattan for $109 a night, and more.

What is "Hidden City" Airfare Ticketing and is it Legal?

A 22-year-old programmer named Aktarer Zaman made headlines this week when he was sued by United Airlines and Orbitz over his website Skiplagged, which helps travelers find cheaper fares through the practice of "hidden city" ticketing. According to the complaint, United says the whiz kid "intentionally and maliciously" interfered with airline industry business relationships "by promoting prohibited forms of travel." But what is this practice, and do the airlines have any right to shut it down?

10 Countdown to Christmas Sales You Can't Miss: Daily Deals on Apparel, Tech, More

Christmas is roughly two weeks away and retailers are doing everything they can to promote their deals. That means we're seeing an uptick in countdown to Christmas sales. From flowers to tablets, you'll find something for everyone in these countdown sales.

Best Cyber Week Travel Deals: 1-Way Fares From $48, Flight and Hotel Packages Up to $200 Off

Travel sites are getting into the Cyber Week swing of things by offering ways for you to save money on vacation packages, flights, and hotels — meaning it might finally be time to get away!

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

You may have skipped Black Friday, but you still need to buy holiday gifts. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

11 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Make no mistake: Black Friday will be full of killer deals. But while stellar sales on wine and cars may surprise and delight you, there are some items you shouldn't even bother looking for. Whether it's furniture deals you should have grabbed in the summer or gift cards that'll be cheaper in December, read on to discover the product categories that Black Friday forgot.

10 Surprising Things You'll Find on Sale During Black Friday

As Black Friday has grown into a massive promotional season, stores have taken the innate hype as an opportunity to discount even unconventional wares. And as such, you might be pretty surprised to learn what kinds of items you can get on sale during Black Friday. From wine to luxury goods, here are some Black Friday deals that go way beyond the typical electronics.

Here's How You Can Score Free & Discounted Food Today

Americans will spend $2.2 billion on candy this Halloween, but that shouldn't be the only thing filling your stomach today! Luckily, a number of restaurants are offering special deals for the holiday. Some require a costume, some require a purchase, and some require a child — but not all.

Americans Will Spend $2.2 Billion on Halloween Candy This Year

Boooooo! That's an expression of discontent for a holiday without any numbers to define the consumer trends. But there's no need to get your Superman tights in a bunch. We've been stirring the cauldron night and day to deliver the digits to delight the demon shopper in us all.

The Deals Are Not What They Seem: Coffee, Pie, Logging, More?

Logs. Pie. Coffee. Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. This is the waiting room. When you see me again, it won't be me. I will see you again in 25 years. Meanwhile...

Spirit Airlines Will Raise Checked Baggage Fee for the Holidays

Spirit Airlines has made something of a hobby of courting public ill will. But its recent move to increase baggage charges during the holidays leaves the airline looking more like Ebenezer Scrooge than ever.

Fall Airfare is on the Rise: Why You Should Book Thanksgiving Travel Soon

Is it time to start booking your Thanksgiving trip home already? Our deals suggest that it is. And while flexible travelers might be able to wait a while before booking their flights, we recommend that anyone with specific "Thanksgiving dates" take advantage of one of our current airfare sales and book now to lock down a good price.

VIDEO: Ever Get Into a Fight Over Airplane Seats?

In the past week, there have been three separate instances where a flight had to land early, because passengers got into fights over reclining seats. With airlines shoving more and more people into smaller and smaller spaces, is this the new normal for flights? Our experts discuss how to deal with personal space violations on airplanes.

You Can Fly to These 5 Cities in Europe for as Little as $153 Each Way

Currently, Norwegian Airlines is offering flights to Europe that save a whopping $1,815 on select routes, which makes the idea of a European vacation seem far more affordable. Here are the top five destinations to hit up during this sale.

This Amazing 5-Star 'Garden of Ireland' Deal Has Dropped $678 in Price

A few months ago, we were thrilled to find a deal on stays at the lovely Powerscourt hotel in Ireland (a personal favorite), and we sang its praises in a feature. This week however, we found an even better deal that knocks an additional $400 off the price, so we're back again with reasons why you should really consider booking a trip to the Emerald Isle.

Is This the Worst Way to Cram People Onto an Airplane?

Since airfare is the primary source of income for airlines, they're always looking for ways to cram more and more people onto each flight. To that end, Airbus, a manufacturer of flying machines, has registered a patent for a unique solution to this problem. How would you fit more people on a flying machine? Join the discussion!

5 Not-To-Miss Asian Destinations with Singapore Airlines

The Far East is an intoxicating mix of exotic foods, ancient temples, and sweeping landscapes juxtaposed with futuristic design and neon signs. Currently, Singapore Air is having a sale on flights to select Asian destinations, so we've put together five not-to-miss Asian destinations to take advantage of these cheap rates.

Thanks, TSA! Security Fee Hike Will Lead to Costlier Airfare

The Transportation Security Administration, already unpopular with air travelers for its screening procedures and hygiene product bans, certainly won't win any fans with an upcoming fee hike. On July 21, the TSA will more than double the mandatory fee that it charges many passengers.

Come Away With Me: Top 7 Romantic Vacation Deals

Take a quickie vacation to Vegas, travel by train around Europe, or kiss under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We've put together 7 top romantic getaways to save you time and money, so that you can whisk your loved one away without having to sell any family heirlooms.

Everything You Need to Get Free Stuff Online

We all love to get things for free, and there are many opportunities throughout the year to do so. There are your standard everyday freebies, as well as specific points throughout the year in which you can snag something for free. Here's where you'll find all the best ways to get free stuff.

You Don't Have to Rob a Casino to Stay in Las Vegas: 5 Hot Vegas Hotel Deals

With 17 of the 20 biggest hotels in the U.S. situated in its city limits, Vegas is an ever-evolving fantasy land where just about anything goes. And, thanks to our hotel deals, you don't have to rob a casino to be able to stay in Sin City.