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Best Airfare Deals: Southwest 1-Way From $59, RT to Asia From $845

Christmas is finally here! Which means so are your in-laws, neighbors, and possibly a final push of holiday shopping and parties. Maybe you need a getaway in the New Year to help you, well, get away from all the stresses the end of the year brings? Fortunately, now is a great time to scoop up great deals on airfare. We've seen domestic one-way fares for as little as $48, and roundtrip from $186. These and more are in this week's best travel deals.

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.

Sin City on a Shoestring: You Won't Have to Sell Your Soul to the Devil

It's time to let your hair down in America's Playground. Las Vegas is easy to get to, there's always something going on, and the city knows how to party. But Sin City is also a great place to score deals. This week we found travel deals for flights, hotels, and even exciting activities like helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon.

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.

Live Your Dreams: All-Time Low Airfare to Scandinavia, Luxury Hotel Discounts

OK, OK, we may be a little addicted to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but it's just so inspirational! Amidst the increasingly chaotic race towards the end of the year, we'd almost lost sight of our motto: that dreams are meant to be lived. This week, we've dug up some rare and exotic travel deals, so that you can "see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel."

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.

It's All About the Journey: 88% Off Cruises, International Airfare From $147

If Ralph Waldo Emerson is to be believed, "Life is a journey, not a destination" and this week we're all about the journey. Be it sea or sky, we've picked the best travel deals to save you money on your chosen mode of transportation. Board a flight to Europe from $148 or set sail on an all-time low 4-night Bahamas cruise for $240. However you want to get there, we've got a way to save you money.

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.

Best Travel Deals: Book a Valentine's Trip Now and Save Hundreds

If there's one thing we love, it's planning a vacation and there's no time like the present to book! Use up the your leave on a Princess Cruises 5-night Western Caribbean cruise, or book a domestic flight from as little as $49. No matter what your plan is, we'll make sure your dream vacation doesn't cost the earth.

This Is One of the Best Weeks to Book a Cruise Vacation

Grab your most nautical hat and get ready to set sail, as we've found all-time low cruise deals departing as soon as Monday! Check out this week's best travel deals for cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Pacific coast.

Call a Taxi: Last-Minute Airfares, International Rountrip Flights, and More

Can you head to the airport right now for a whirlwind weekend vacay? That's a distinct possibility with this week's travel roundup. We've found five great airfare offerings, including roundtrip domestic United flights leaving today from $155. If something more exotic and luxurious is your style, head to India on five-star Qatar Airways. These and more are in this week's best travel deals.

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.

Wait, I'm on Vacation: Travel Deals on Airfare, Cruises, LEGOLAND, and More

With Labor Day fast approaching, there's no time like the present to book an end-of-summer getaway. Check out this week's best travel deals to save time and money on your trip. We found 1-way JetBlue domestic flights starting from as low as $47, all-time low prices for trips to LEGOLAND, and more.

Autumn's Coming, Plan a Trip! The Week's Best Airfare Deals

Summer is passing by entirely too quickly, so now is the time to start planning when you'll need a getaway in the fall or even — gulp — winter. Luckily, we've found five great airfare deals that will get you out of town once the leaves start falling. There's everything from domestic fares from $58, to a roundtrip flight to Hawaii from $388.

It's Time to Book a Vacation: 1-Way JetBlue fares from $46, 3-nights in Vegas

You can book a flight on JetBlue for as little as $46.10, spend three nights in New Orleans' French Quarter for $117, or even set off on a 6-night Far East vacation for two from $2,405.05. If you can't decide where to start, we even found free travel eBooks to help you plan your dream getaway. All this and more in this week's best travel deals.

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.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free — and there are certain types of items that are regularly available without a charge. From smartphones to restaurant food, here are the top 15 categories for freebies.

The Best Carry-On Luggage That Conforms to Airline Rules

The days of airlines offering free checked bags have gone the way of in-flight smoking and gateside farewells. So to save some cash, now is the time to invest in the best carry-on luggage that meets the rules for size and weight.

It's a Good Week for Deals on Gorgeous Florida Hotels

Dreaming of a summer getaway to the Sunshine State? So are we! And luckily, it was an especially good week for deals on Florida hotels. We did some deal-slinging and pulled together five hotel sales to help you turn your daydream into an affordable reality.