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Archive: January 2013
jan 31
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8 Tips For Documenting Your Travels With Vine

Get ready to share your video vacation memories with the world by using Vine, a new iPhone app brought to you by Twitter.
jan 30

Study Ranks Best and Worst Airports in the U.S.

Here are the airports you should—and shouldn't—use for connections, plus where you won't mind getting stuck.
jan 30

5 Spectacular Resorts for Ski-Lovers and Ski-Skeptics

Your spouse loves to ski, but the idea of sliding down a mountain sounds like a recipe for disaster to you. Or maybe you love the slopes, but you want a vacation that the kids can enjoy too. These five resorts cater equally to beginners, experts, and skeptics.
jan 28

New Orleans Travel Tips for Super Bowl Weekend

The Super Bowl and Mardi Gras season are overlapping this year, making New Orleans even more of a party spot than usual. Here's what you need to know.
jan 24
Strip House Midtown celebrates NYC Restaurant Week

How to Save on Theater Tickets—and Dinner—in New York

New York's Restaurant Week, Broadway Week, and Off-Broadway Week all overlap this year, giving you the chance to save big on dinner and a show in the Big Apple.
jan 22
Mickey and Minnie Mouse statues in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

10 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Walt Disney World

Here are 10 fun facts about the Happiest Place on Earth.
jan 18

FAA Grounds the Dreamliner

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered an investigation of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after a flight in Japan reported problems with the jet’s battery.
jan 18

Airports Are Being Stripped of Controversial Scanners

The TSA is taking out the body imaging scanners that travelers love to hate.
jan 16

Travelocity Introduces Concierge Services

Now you can get help with restaurant recommendations and even theater tickets when you book a travel package through Travelocity. And best of all, the service is free.
jan 15
Baby with a sore ear

Share Your Best Ear Popping Tips!

Would you believe that fruit is better than gum for clearing your ears?
jan 14

Headed for the Vatican? Bring Cash!

If you are planning a trip to Vatican City, bring cash—electronic payments have been suspended for the near future.
jan 11
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Luxury for Less: Abercrombie & Kent Unveils Value Tour Line

Luxury tour company Abercrombie & Kent unveils a new more affordable line.
jan 11

Two Ways to Save on a Vacation This Winter

Whether you are looking for a Caribbean beach break or a trip across the pond, these deals can help you save.
jan 08

Disney's New MyMagic Bands: Cool or Creepy?

New wristbands set to launch in the spring store your personal data to make your trip to Disney easier. But at what cost?
jan 07

The TSA Does Get Things Right Sometimes

An incredible number of weapons were discovered at airports around the country in the span of just a week.
jan 04

How Much Would You Pay to Get Through Security Faster?

One airline is now giving you the option to purchase a quicker trip through security. Which for some of you may be priceless.
jan 04

Traveling to Washington, D.C., for the Presidential Inauguration?

President Obama's second inauguration is expected to draw up to 800,000 visitors to Washington.
jan 02

Beware This Sentence When Booking Online

Booking a hotel anytime soon? Watch out for these words in the fine print—miss them and you could end up spending more than you bargained on.

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