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How to spot hidden cameras in your vacation rentals

The summer travel season is heating up, and you might consider renting someone's home to stay in during your next vacation. Experts warn people to keep an eye out for hidden cameras that keep getting smaller and easier to hide.

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You Could Spend the Night in Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine

Matthew Lillard is celebrating the 20th anniversary of 2002’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ movie by “hosting” guests in the Mystery Machine.

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No Paid Time Off? How to Travel Without Using Vacation Days

We'll show you some practical tips for taking a vacation without using PTO.

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I Visited 14 National Parks Last Year. Here Are the Apps I Used to Plan and Pull Off Those Trips.

To explore national parks across the country successfully, I relied on these trusted apps to plan out every last detail.

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Travel Delays? You’re Entitled to Money and This Is How You Can Easily Get It

Travel delays, lost bags, and flight cancellations can ruin a trip, but you can get compensated for this. One company, AirHelp, makes it particularly easy.

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10 Epic Things To Do In One Night In Paris

There are few things as exciting as one night in Paris, and this is how you can make it the most epic night ever.

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People Are Sharing The Coolest Picture They've Ever Taken On Vacation, And It's Better Than Any Instagram Feed You'll See

"I spent four days camping out there, just me and a local guide. I took a million photos, but this was one of my favorites."

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This Once-in-a-lifetime Train Ride From France to Italy Has Free-flowing Champagne and Luxurious Suites on the Orient Express

From Jun. 5-7, 2022, Veuve Clicquot is taking over the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train to celebrate the Champagne house's 250th anniversary.

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Good News: Online U.S. Passport Renewals Are Finally Coming

‘Can I renew my passport online?’ is a question Americans have been asking since the dawn of the digital age. Soon, the answer will be yes.

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9 Myths Of Moving Abroad: You Can Live For Next To Nothing And Other Fairytales

There are many myths about moving abroad permanently, and our writers offer a glimpse into the reality of what that decision includes.

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10 Facts About Joshua Tree National Park | Mental Floss

Only two hours outside Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park has always had a glamorous cachet. But it also has a fascinating history filled with Hollywood-style drama.

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This Storybook Town Will Transport You Straight to Europe

Like a Danish fairytale, Solvang is one of the best small towns to visit in California’s Santa Ynez Valley.

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Beat the Heat With These July Travel Ideas

You've got a plan for the first four days of the month. Then what? We've got you covered.

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Where to Find Old New York City

New York City's history is rich and varied—from the glitter of the Gilded Age to the struggles of the immigrants who sought a better life in America, the city's past shapes its present. There are still many opportunities to experience a different era here

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Country's oldest Chinatown fights for its life in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The oldest Chinatown in the United States is starting to resemble a ghost...

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Aruba Is Inviting People Who Work From Home to Work From The Beach Instead

You can choose from Aruba’s best all-inclusive resorts, quaint seaside villas, and more—for a discount.

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American Airlines Just Revealed a Brutal Truth. Here's What It Means for Passengers

A wise person once said: "That's where you're mixed up. You're not the customer. You're the product."

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How To Plan A Road Trip During COVID-19 This Summer

You need to get out of the house, we get it. But is it safe to travel this summer? Where can you travel to? And what do you need to know before hitting the open highway? Here's a guide to the great road trip of 2020 including what you need to pack and the

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Airbnb plans to verify 100% of its listings in response to the California mass shooting

Airbnb has announced plans to verify every single one of its hosts and listings after October's mass shooting, alongside several other safety initiatives.

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The World's Longest Flight Sounds Absolutely Terrible

Australian Airline Qantas is running tests on a planned direct flight between Sydney, Australia and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. If it happens, it’ll be the longest commercial flight in the world, a marvel of aviation engineering and

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How to Pack a Suitcase: Carry On Packing Tips From Flight Attendants - Thrillist

Flight attendants are basically professional packers. Here are their tips to be a better traveler and carry-on wielder.

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Get paid $10k to drink rosé in France on a free holiday

Wine brand, Rosé All Day, is running a competition offering its newest influencer $10,000 and a free trip to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.

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The Best Day Trip Destinations in All 50 States | Mental Floss

The allure of foreign countries and far-off places is tempting, but sometimes when you want to get away, the best adventures can be found right in your backyard.

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New Online Travel Tool Helps You Find the Cheapest Flights From Your City | Mental Floss

Choosing a destination is often the hardest part of trip planning. If budget is a big concern, this tool may make your decision a little easier.

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How to Reserve 'Blocked' Seats on Airplane Flights 

Airlines love to torture us. They trick us with bag fees, delays, and passengers who don’t wear pants. Best of all, even when you’re prepared and organized, there’s nothing you can do to escape their blood thirst for profit. If you’ve ever reserve

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I Haven't Paid for a Business Class Flight in 10 Years — Here's How I Did It | GOBankingRates

In 2008, my wife and booked our first flight in business class and we had no idea what was in store for us. The priority check-in was a breeze and our bags were checked for free, but once on-board we...

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Avoid Long Security Lines With the TSA's App 

No one wants to wait in an hour-long security line, but it’s always a possibility—now more than ever. One app designed to show you wait times may help save you from the crowds.

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This Seriously Cool Desert Hacienda Will Make You Want an Outdoor Shower

Inside a modern hacienda-style home located in the California desert. Read how the designer transformed this space into a modern bohemian oasis.

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Hilton Jumps on the Hostel Bandwagon With a Budget Brand

The hotel chain is introducing Motto, a hostel-like new brand that it describes as "a micro-hotel with an urban vibe in prime global locations."

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Southwest Has $47 Flights This Fall in This Epic 86-City Sale - Thrillist

The latest massive flash sale from Southwest Airlines has $47 one-way flights from a number of major cities.

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The 16 Best Disney Rides You Must Go on at Least Once

So many rides, so little time. If you’re going to stand in line, make sure the payoff is worth the wait.

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HotelTonight Will Offer Extra Discounts on Hotel Rooms — But You'll Have to Act Fast | Travel Leisure

The booking app HotelTonight released a new feature this week that lets users in on personalized deals, if they can catch them.

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Seven NYC Tours Every Visitor (and Local) Should Take

All of those who have visited know the avenues and alleys of New York City are made for walking.

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We are witnessing the death of the millennial hipster – and it could cost the travel industry dear

Avocado is on its way out and the men of Shoreditch are shaving off their hipster beards. This is a problem if you work in tourism.

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Disappointing photos show what Disney parks look like in real life

Disney parks are said to be the happiest place on Earth — but that's not always the case. These photos show that Disney has its problems too.

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11 Things Not to Do When Visiting Hawaii

Our tips for things to avoid when you visiting Hawaii to ensure that you have a safe and better vacation.

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How to Take Epic Weekend Trips on the Cheap!

These insider tips will help you master the elusive, YOLO-y art of weekend travel.

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Stay in Your Own ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ With These Wes Anderson-Themed Vacations

Eight Airbnb rentals available now for people looking to take a Wes Anderson-themed vacation.

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Flight Attendant Packing Secrets to Up Your Carry-On Game

Flight attendants are basically professional packers. Here are their tips to be a better traveler and carry-on wielder.

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These Luxe, Boozy Trains Make Us Rethink Air Travel

Ditch the plane and take a train instead! These opulent trains boast luxury accommodations and bar cars that you don’t want to miss.

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3 Travel Insiders Share Their Secrets to Scoring First-Class Upgrades

While difficult, it is possible to score a first-class upgrade on your next flight. Check out these tips from air travel experts

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Turns Out, This Is the Smartest (and Easiest) Way to Score Cheap Flights

These are the cheapest airports to fly into that make traveling more affordable than ever.