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The Complete Guide to Senior Discounts

Are you afraid to ask for a senior discount? Once you see some of the deals that are available, you'll reconsider! To help you get started, we've rounded up some of the best senior citizen discounts.

How to Hack a Free Honeymoon Using Rewards Points and Miles

Savvy couples can use their wedding to get a free honeymoon. The trick? Aligning your choice of reception venue with a hotel's loyalty program. Here's how you can finance your dream honeymoon with rewards points and miles.

6 Hidden Costs of Being in a Wedding Party

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman is fun, but it sure can be expensive. So what exactly are you paying for? We outline the six biggest costs of being in a wedding and offer tips on how you can save on each.

2016 Memorial Day Sales Are Here, And the Clothing Deals Are HOT

Memorial Day sales are finally here! As we predicted, the discounts from clothing stores are very appealing. But there's still more to come from big box stores too.

Use These 3 Hotel Booking Sites to Get Bonus Airline Miles When You Travel

Savvy travelers may want to use these three hotel booking websites for their next trip, because they'll get free airline miles in the process. But before you reserve your next room, know what you'll give up by gaining frequent flyer miles, the sites' important differences, and whether any one hotel booking site outshines the others.

How Much Should You Tip? A Guide to Tipping in 10 Common Situations

Many US workers rely on tips. With customs varying by locale and job, and asking outright considered impolite, tipping can be confusing. So we determined the tipping norms for 10 common situations.

Top 5 Affordable Destinations for Spring Break

Spring Break vacation is within your reach! If you think you've waited too long to book a trip away, think again. We've checked out some of the best deals on hotels and airfare at some of the most popular spots to get you pointed in the right direction.

Toasty Travel Deals: Myrtle Beach Resorts from $39, $9 Week-Long Car Rentals

Winter is winding down (in some places anyway), and that means it's time to book a spring vacation. Hawaiian vacations and Caribbean cruises continue to be very popular, but roundtrip airfares to India are also showing some deep discounts. Whatever you prefer, be sure to check out the week's best travel deals.

Ask an Editor: How Can I Save on a Trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park?

Our readers asked, and we're answering: Our travel editor says head to Yellowstone National Park in early June and consider an escorted tour package, so that you can sit back and enjoy the majesty of the landscape.

5 Affordable, Romantic Destinations for Valentine's Day

If you're planning on making a special declaration this year, you gotta think bigger than roses and chocolates: Think Hawaii or Italy! That's right, we've put together the ultimate list of romantic travel deals that won't leave you bankrupt. Whether you want a romantic Caribbean cruise or a 5-star stay in Vegas, we've found something for you.

4 Tips for Getting Last-Minute Deals on Holiday Travel

At this point, it's extremely late to be booking a flight for Christmas. But if you haven't already bought your holiday plane tickets, don't freak out just yet! Here are four ways procrastinators can save money on last minute holiday air travel.

The Most Affordable Cities to Celebrate New Year's Eve This Year

We as a nation love celebrating New Year's Eve, with some 190 million people tuning in to watch the ball drop in Times Square. But with hotels hiking their rates 300% to 500% higher than their usual rate, it can be a tough time of year to stay within your budget. We went in search of New Year's Eve travel deals to make sure you're getting the biggest bang for your buck on the big night.

Do You Need Renters Insurance? What Is it and What Does it Cost?

If you rent, then renters insurance protects the contents of your home, whether you're living in an apartment or renting a house with a roommate. For most renters, we're pretty sure that having renters insurance is a good buy — but let's dig into exactly what it is, what it does for you, and whether you really need it.

Top 10 Upcoming Black Friday Travel Deals

With the Black Friday buying frenzy fast approaching, we're expecting a record number of travel deals from major players like Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Cathay Pacific. We've selected the 10 hottest offers so that you can set your alarm and avoid missing out.

Skipping the Holidays? 7 Ways to Book a Cheap Vacation

Celebrate the holidays by snagging an awesome vacation deal. We consulted two experts and gleaned plenty of great advice on how to get out of town as the winter holidays approach.

Labor Day Trips Will Be More Affordable This Year, But Prices Are Better if You Wait

Data from Hopper shows falling Labor Day airfare prices. But is it worth braving the traffic?

Top 6 U.S. Cities for Your 4th of July Vacation

Our top advice for planning 4th of July travel is book early. So we've gathered the best hotel deals on the best Independence Day destinations, including Philadelphia, Boston, and more.

6 Ways to Save While Visiting Our National Parks

Even if you can't make it to a park to celebrate Earth Day this week, any time is a great time to visit our national parks — and there are always plenty of ways to save.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

20 Cities Where You'll Save the Most on Hotels This Summer

We talked to Priceline.com about how you can get the most bang for your buck this summer while traveling. Check out our list of the U.S. cities that have had the biggest hotel price drops since last year, and make your dollar stretch a little further!

The Cheapest Weekend to Visit Disney World This Summer is in August

Most kids would probably like to visit Disney World year round, but there's no denying the fact that a trip during the summer months, when kids are free from school, makes the most sense for many families. But just because you have to travel to the Happiest Place on Earth during the busy season doesn't mean you can't try to save money in the process.

Leave Your Wallet at Home with These All-Inclusive Vacation Deals

While there are many reasons to love an all-inclusive vacation, the biggest perk may be tucking your wallet away for the entirety of your summer getaway. These deals to the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Mexico, and Jamaica include everything from unlimited food and drinks to water sports, at no extra cost — allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

California Dreaming: Indulge in Travel Deals for L.A., San Francisco, and Napa

Between preparing for the onslaught of the holiday season, and the snow that arrived in New York this week, California beckons like a glass of wine after a long day. Take your mind off it all by having a look through these great deals we found for Los Angeles, San Francisco, and, of course, the Napa Valley.