Travel

Save big on your next ski trip — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment It’s wintertime and that means it’s time to hit the slopes. But as a lot of us know, planning a ski trip can quickly add up. Luckily, there are a few ways to enjoy that fresh powder without putting a dent in your savings. First, renting skis at the lodge is costly and renting day ...

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Why you should book your summer vacation this winter — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment, Did You Know Did you know: Finding the perfect time to book your summer travel could land you big savings? Obviously, waiting until the last minute to book your plane ticket can get pretty expensive. But planning to buy too far in advance can also cost you. For the biggest savings on summer flights, try ...

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5 Places to Travel While the Dollar Is Strong

Filed under: Travel Getty By Nick Wharton Travel isn’t cheap, but when the dollar is 15%-55% stronger against other currencies than it has been in over a decade, now is the time to travel! Not everywhere is a good value at this time. Some other currencies are flourishing just like the USD, so if you want to find strong-dollar discounts, ...

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5 Places to Travel While the Dollar Is Strong

Filed under: Travel Getty By Nick Wharton Travel isn’t cheap, but when the dollar is 15%-55% stronger against other currencies than it has been in over a decade, now is the time to travel! Not everywhere is a good value at this time. Some other currencies are flourishing just like the USD, so if you want to find strong-dollar discounts, ...

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9 Smart Uses for Leftover Foreign Currency

Filed under: Travel Getty By Susan Johnston Taylor Traveling internationally? Unless you’re meticulous at forecasting travel costs and only withdraw the precise amount of cash you’ll need, it’s likely you’ll return stateside with a pocket full of euros or yen. Most foreign exchange servicesdon’t accept smaller denominations, so you could blow your change on an airport latte or keep foreign ...

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Save big on your next ski trip — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment It’s wintertime and that means it’s time to hit the slopes. But as a lot of us know, planning a ski trip can quickly add up. Luckily, there are a few ways to enjoy that fresh powder without putting a dent in your savings. First, renting skis at the lodge is costly and renting day ...

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Why you should book your summer vacation this winter — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment, Did You Know Did you know: Finding the perfect time to book your summer travel could land you big savings? Obviously, waiting until the last minute to book your plane ticket can get pretty expensive. But planning to buy too far in advance can also cost you. For the biggest savings on summer flights, try ...

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Cheap Gas Fueling Expanded Thanksgiving Travel Day

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices Matt York/APA motorist fuels his vehicle Tuesday in Gilbert, Ariz. With Thanksgiving gas prices at its cheapest since 2008, the number of travelers is expected to rise. By JUSTIN PRITCHARD LOS ANGELES — An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism ...

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Don’t Let the Airlines Lose Your Luggage This Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Consumer Issues Alan Diaz/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. To avoid problems, arrive at the airport early enough to let your bag get to the plane, and print out ...

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How to Save When Booking Hotels — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment With loads of options and reviews, online travel agencies can be useful resources for your next trip, but if you’re using them to book a hotel, you might be paying too much. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why. First, did you know that online travel agencies charge hotels up to 30 percent ...

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