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5 Hidden Comforts to Consider When Choosing an Airline

Flying economy is no picnic, but if you know what to look for, you can find the flight with the most comfortable mix of seat width and amenities.

Here's Why Bus Travel Is Cheaper, Easier, and More Awesome Than You Think

Bus travel is making a comeback, with lines offering almost luxe travel for much less than flying. Make your next trip a road trip and save.

Skip the Buffet and Other Simple Rules for Healthier Travel

Depending on where you go, you may find yourself going all the time. Avoid food-borne illness while traveling with some simple precautions.

The Secret to Getting Great Hotel Rates Anytime

For almost every destination there's a right time for discounts and a wrong time. Book at the right time, and save big.

The Easy Way to Negotiate a Cheaper Hotel Room

Most hotels and inns are willing to negotiate their rates. All you have to do is be willing to ask.

Want to Cut Costs on Your Next Vacation? Go Green

Greener travel shaves costs and it brings tourists closer than ever to their destination. Lighten your carbon footprint with these simple steps.

Castles, Ranches, and Other Weird, Affordable Hotel Alternatives

Hotels and vacation rentals are fine, but dull. For the most memorable travel adventures, look for these fun, frugal, and freaky lodging options.

How to Minimize Cell Phone Charges When You Travel Abroad

International roaming charges on cellular phones are super expensive. Beat those high prices with some clever workarounds.

6 Ways to Slash the Cost of Wi-Fi When You Travel

Yes, you can take your Facebook and your cloud file storage with you on the road — and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here's how.

3 Ways to Get Hotel Deals

These hotel deals take a little more time and effort to nab — but the savings can be huge.

6 Things You Need to Know Before You Book an All-Inclusive Vacation

If your idea of a relaxing vacation involves carefree afternoons spent poolside, an all-inclusive resort may be right for you. Here's what you need to know.

9 Travel Expenses You Forgot to Budget For

These often-overlooked travel expenses can eat right through your budget. Keep your eyes open for these nefarious fees.

If You're Traveling With These 8 Things, You're Overpacking

The lighter you travel, the farther you can go! The next time you're packing for a trip, be sure to leave these unnecessaries behind.

How to Get Travel Discounts on Stuff You've Already Booked

It always happens. The second after you book a flight or hotel room, the price drops. Use these monitors to get the best deals, even AFTER booking.

5 Ways to Get More Legroom on Your Next Flight — for Free

As airline ticket prices have shrunk, so has the legroom. Use these tips to find more room for your feet (and your stuff) without paying extra.

6 Ways a More Expensive Hotel Room Can Save You Money

The cheapest hotel room available may not be the best value. In fact, it may not even be the cheapest once you consider these perks and features.

6 Surprising Reasons You Still Need a Travel Agent

Can booking travel with an agent rather than online really be considered frugal? Absolutely! Learn how a travel agent can help you.

10 Ways to Keep Your Laptop Safe When Traveling

Your laptop probably holds more critical personal data than anything else you own. Learn how to keep it safe and sound, especially when you're on the road.

How to Pay Less for Your Next Vacation

Everything is negotiable, even travel. Find out when to call — and what to say — to get the best prices on airfare, hotels, and even souvenirs.

4 Secrets to Getting the Lowest Rate From Travel Websites

Did you know that travel websites might be charging you more just because of the computer you're using? Learn how to avoid that and three other sneaky tricks.