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Nobody flies more than pilots, so who better to give us tips on packing?

By Allison Troutner

Buc-ee's is not your average convenience store. It's massive. The largest is in Texas and has more than 66,000 square feet and 71 bathrooms.

By Lauren David

Flying this summer has been, well, turbulent. So many flights have been canceled, passengers are lucky to get to their destinations. Is there anything you can do about it?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Chronic overcrowding is turning the once-idyllic floating city of Venice into a nightmare of clogged canals and impassable bridges. The city is taking action, so be prepared to pay if you go.

By Laurie L. Dove

It's only 180 square miles, but it packs a lot of personality. In fact Andorra is the only country in the world that's ruled by co-princes from different countries.

By Valerie Stimac

Who's gonna get you the best hotel deal or tell you not to take that cruise during an outbreak of the latest super bug? Your travel adviser, that's who.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Although there are many contenders for this dubious honor, experts have one particular seat in mind.

By Nathan Chandler

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You might think it's impossible to fit a week's worth of clothes into a carry-on, but with our packing tips, it's a piece of cake.

By Dave Roos

You may be tempted to buy a few thousand miles because you're oh-so-close to the threshold for a free ticket. But experts say you generally shouldn't do that.

By Cherise Threewitt

Thinking about making some extra cash with Airbnb? Pick your profile photo carefully. New research finds that it matters more than you think.

By Christian Sager

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Whether you're looking for like-minded cat lovers or conspiracy theorists, there's a cruise out there for you.

By Alia Hoyt

After a day in the car or a few hours on the plane, even stylish travelers can look rumpled and dingy at their destinations. What are some smart tips for traveling in style?

By Laurie L. Dove

Not all parties are as wild as Edward Russell's 1694 bash, where guests took eight days to polish off the cocktail offerings. These 10 fêtes run the gamut of soirée styles, from staid, formal affairs to creative events with unusual themes.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

In India, springtime is marked by an explosion of color when revelers take to the street with fistfuls of powdered pigment to celebrate Holi. What's the history of the holiday and how did color-throwing become the main event?

By Julia Layton

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Burning Man is back in the Black Rock Desert for the first time since 2020. What can you expect from this radical event that showcases colorful costumes and massive art installations?

By Julia Layton

Carnival festivities are all about local flavor, and in Rio, that means samba. At the most famous Carnival in Brazil, you'll find dancers, musicians and over-the-top extravagance.

By Julia Layton

Make your next vacation one you’ll remember for all the right reasons with these skip-the-stress suggestions.

By Blythe Copeland

Get out of your vacation rut with a new adventure you and your family will remember forever.

By Blythe Copeland

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Travel broadens the mind, but it can also shrink your wallet. Here are five apps that can help save you cash on the road.

By Craig Haggit

Smartphone users can unlock a world of restaurant information simply by downloading a few key apps. Read about our favorite foodie apps.

By Stephanie Crawford

The airplane you are on is about to land and you wish you knew how to pop your ears. Learn how to pop your ears from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

What might be worse than hearing "Are we there yet?" over and over again for hours on end? "The Wheels on the Bus" over and over again for hours on end. What are some perfect road songs that both parents and children can enjoy?

By Meghan E. Smith

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Vacations are great for spending time with the family, but sometimes it's good for your kids to bring along their friends. But there's a fine line you have to walk when you're responsible for another little one during a lengthy trip.

By Susan Sherwood, Ph.D.

Most travelers think their own auto insurance will cover rental car accidents, too. But do you honestly know the details of your coverage, how long your coverage will last or how well you're really protected?

By Christopher Neiger