Travel Guide

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, HowStuffWorks has everything you need to know about making the most of traveling.


Not every hotel is built for your boisterous little ones. How can you find lodging where your kids can run free and enjoy their time away from home?

In this travel-heavy world we live in, airline frequent flyer miles are almost as valuable as cash. But what if you want to sell your miles for cash? You can do it -- technically -- but it won't be easy.

Some things prevent flying from being fun -- small seats, crowded legroom and snoring seatmates top the list. But we've found 10 ways to stay healthy, rested and entertained during your flight.

You used to call your travel agent when you wanted to plan a trip. Thanks to the Internet, you can now book everything with just a few clicks of your computer keyboard. However, when it comes to booking online, a little research can go a long way.

Everyone deserves the VIP treatment -- yes, even you. So why not try to score a few hotel and airline upgrades for yourself? It's easier than you think, as long as you're discreet.

In the movies, when the leading man wants a table at a fancy restaurant, he slips the host a bill. Does that work in real life?

If you're overwhelmed from work responsibilities or burnt out from life in general, a weekend getaway is a refreshing break from your daily obligations. Check out these 10 perfect-for-the-weekend destinations.

Parenting during a family trip doesn't have to be so overwhelming. In fact, if your trip is well-planned, everyone in the family can enjoy him- or herself -- parents and kids alike. Just follow these tips.

Conventional wisdom says booking your trip two weeks out will help keep your costs down. But is there a better way to determine the best time to make your travel plans?

Your travel time is precious -- there's a lot to see and do, and very little time to do it in. The relaxing trip you planned may turn hectic. What should you do to experience a city on a weekend trip?

Whether you're looking to rekindle the flame or celebrate your recent nuptials, you'll need a romantic spot to set the mood. Where should you go?

Most of us like the idea of escaping to a warm, tropical island to relax and lie in the sand. Where are the best islands on Earth?

Airline e-tickets have replaced traditional paper tickets, saving consumers time and money. Learn how e-tickets work.

Frequent flyer programs are part of most airlines and provide rewards to travelers. Learn how to choose a frequent flyer program and about airline alliances.